This year’s conference “We Shall Overcome: Advocacy to Activism” is dedicated to coming together as families, youth, professionals, peers, teams and systems to find ways to better support the needs of children and youth with mental health challenges.
Don’t miss this opportunity to share your expertise, ideas and examples on how we might address some of the barriers we collectively face in order ro create real change and a mental health system that works for youth with mental challenges and their families.
Click here Requests for Presentations to learn more or submit a proposal today.
We truly are stronger together and what a better time than this moment to come together as a community dedicated to children’s mental health, to create or renew our connections, share our expertise, support one another, spread some much-needed hope and finally find solutions to the issues we collectively face. Together we can and will create a Michigan where all kids with mental health challenges get the help and support they need when they need it creating a brighter future for them us all!
Conference sessions should be geared toward families of children, youth, or young adults with mental health challenges, as well as the community partners who support them. Workshops will be 75 minutes in length. Presentations that reflect this year’s theme and include an individual/individuals with lived experience are preferred. Proposals that showcase family/community partnerships, creative change efforts, innovative strategies to increase family voice and access to mental health services and supports and those that highlight the importance of family-driven, youth guided care, family voice/choice and peer support will also be given priority. The information requested below will be used to select conference sessions and ensure presentations meet the needs of our audience and theme of this year’s conference.
**This year’s event is all about coming up with ideas on how to collectively improve things for kids and families and then moving them into action, so proposals that include or partner with an individual or individuals with lived experience will be given preference in selection.