Date(s) - 07/11/2017 - 08/11/2017
Call for Presentations
ACMH is currently accepting proposals for presentations and Parent and Youth Keynote Speakers for the 2017 ACMH Annual Conference which will be held:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Lansing, MI
This year’s theme “There is No Place Like Home” will highlight the importance of home & community as well as family and youth voice and choice in meeting the needs of children and youth with mental health challenges and their families.
ACMH believes in mental health services and supports that are community based, family driven, youth guided and those that address the unique needs, desires & culture of each individual family. Our hope is to have conference speakers and sessions that highlight all of these important issues.
Workshop sessions should be geared toward families of children and youth with mental health challenges, as well as, the professionals who support them. Presentations that showcase innovative home and community based services & supports and those that highlight the importance of family voice and choice, peer support, parent-professional partnerships and/or family driven and youth guided practices will be given priority.
The ACMH Conference was originally designed as a venue for parents of children & youth with mental health challenges and professionals to learn from each other and work together to improve access to quality mental health services and supports that meet the real needs of children and their families. This year will be no exception. Conference participants will include parents/caregivers, youth, parent and youth peer support specialists, policymakers, Advocates and state & local community partners from Mental Health, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice and Education.
If you are interested in presenting at this year’s conference or giving a keynote address please download, complete and return the appropriate application below:
The information requested on the forms above will be used to select keynote speakers and conference sessions and to help ensure that presentations meet the needs of our audience and theme of this year’s conference.
If you have questions or difficulty accessing the forms please feel free to call the ACMH state office at 517-372-4016 or email Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your applications and to seeing you at this year’s conference!