Deadline: 30 October 2015
The Conference Planning Committee is inviting proposals for 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Behavioural Health on March 13-16, 2016 at Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel.
The Children’s Mental Health Research & Policy Conference was first held in 1988 and has continued each year, bringing together more than 500 participants to share dialogue about important issues such as health, education and welfare, share new knowledge, and identify challenges that remain for the field. As the field and issues have evolved, so too has our focus to expanding both age range and a broader area of topics.
The Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health provides a forum where participants can:
- Learn, inform, network, and discuss issues related to research, policy, and practice
- Explore behavioral health topics from a systems and community perspective
- Discover new research and policy ideas that are individualized, community-defined, evidence-based, culturally/linguistically competent, family-driven, and youth-guided.
Topic of the conference
- Policies and community-based services and strategies that address disparities and disproportionalities
- Research on system and organizational level structures and processes that impact effectiveness
- Research regarding family, youth, and young adult roles in behavioral health services
- Research and policy supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices
- Integration of policy and practice across sectors (such as health/behavioral health, primary care, child welfare, schools, and juvenile justice)
- Innovative approaches to research, evaluation and performance measurement in complex behavioral health settings
- Policies and community-based approaches that address Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis services
- Early childhood behavioral health
- Building Tribal, Urban Indian Health and Federal capacity to provide coordinated behavioral health community responses to American Indian/Alaska Native families
- Community-based participatory research with diverse and rural populations
- Using “big data” at a state, system, or organizational level to inform policymaking and service improvement
- Research & policies that support high quality care coordination for youth and families with the most complex and costly needs
- Research & policy on fiscal incentives at a state, system, or organizational level to promote uptake of effective methods by providers
- Research, policy, and services to support the behavioral health needs of older youth and young adults.
Researchers from all around the world can apply.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online through the website.
For more information, please visit Conference on Behavioral Health.