Skip to main content
  • NCSMH Banner

Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

2020 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

The 2020 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health has not been cancelled at this time. However, given the frequent changes in best practices for health, and the uncertainty of the pandemic timeline, we are monitoring the situation closely.

2020 ASMH Flier

Awards

School Mental Health Champion Award Nominations

We will be seeking nominations for the third annual School Mental Health Champion Award. This award, being offered by the National Center for School Mental Health is to acknowledge an individual for their leadership and vision related to the advancement of school mental health. The awardee will be recognized and honored at the 2020 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland and will receive a complimentary registration at the 2021 conference.  Submit nominations here.

Nominations must be submitted by July 31, 2020.

 

School Mental Health Research Award Nominations

We will be seeking nominations for the third annual School Mental Health Champion Award. This award, being offered by the National Center for School Mental Health is to acknowledge an individual for their leadership and vision related to the advancement of school mental health. Submit nominations here.

Nominations must be submitted by July 31, 2020.

 

Juanita Cunningham Evans Memorial Award  Nominations

Juanita Cunningham Evans was instrumental in the development of the National Center for School Mental Health. As an ongoing memorial to Juanita Evans, the NCSMH has established an annual award given to an individual who has significantly impacted the advancement of school mental health policy, research, and/or practice. Nominations for this award should be external (i.e., no self-nominations and no employee of the NCSMH) and should include a one-page description of the nominee’s contributions to enhance policy, research, or practice in school mental health. The awardee will be recognized and honored at the 2020 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland and will receive a complimentary registration at the 2021 conference.  Click here to submit nominations.

Nominations must be submitted by July 31, 2020.

 

Youth and Family Partnership Award Nominations

Youth and family partnership at all levels is essential for the success of school mental health. NCSMH will honor one exemplar school district, organization, or school mental health program that effectively partners with youth and families in delivering quality school mental health programming. We encourage nominations for models that encompass clear frameworks/approaches for youth and family engagement, involvement, and partnership in school mental health. Nominations must include a one-page description of the nominee site’s successful partnership efforts. The awardee will be recognized and honored at the 2020 Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland and will receive a complimentary registration at the 2021 conference.  Click here to submit nominations.

 Nominations must be submitted by July 31, 2020.

Conference Overview

The Annual Conference, the nation's premier interdisciplinary conference on school mental health, brings together local, state, national, and international experts to advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training, and policy.

Conference Objectives

At the end of the conference, attendees will be able to...

1. Identify three strategies for effectively implementing a full continuum of integrated school mental health approaches to support students’ academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success.
2. List three evidence-based practices in school mental health.
3. Identify three action steps to meaningfully partner with youth and families in school mental health.

Speciality Tracks

1. School Climate and Universal Mental Health Promotion
2. Prevention and Early Intervention
3. Mental Health Intervention and Treatment
4. Implementation Drivers
5. Education-Mental Health Integration and Collaboration
6. Youth and Family Partnerships in Mental Health
7. Cultural Responsiveness and Equity
8. Advocacy and Policy
9. Financing and Sustainability

View our ASMH 2020 Conference Agenda for a schedule.

Registration

Registration is now live-click here!

You many also access and distribute our ASMH 2020 Registration Information flier.

Need a copy of the University's W9? Access it here: University of Maryland, UMB W9 Form

 

Scholarship Award Support Application

A limited number of reduced registration rates are available. A fee of $300 will be required to cover handouts, program booklet, food events, etc. Complete this application to apply for the scholarship rate. As part of this application, you must submit a letter requesting scholarship assistance. Submit your request here. Contact Dr. Sylvia McCree-Huntley; shuntley@som.umaryland.edu; 410-706-0981 with any questions.

Applications are due June 30, 2020 11:59 pm.

Continuing Education Hours (CEUs)

Continuing Education Credit Offered

Counselors:   For counselors seeking credit, The Institute for Continuing Education will submit a co-sponsorship application to NBCC for this program.  Not all sessions may be approved for counseling credit.  This website will be updated with non-credit sessions; and CE information picked up at registration will indicate any non-credit workshops.   

New York: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors.  Provider MHC-0016.

Ohio: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker Board, Provider RCS 030001.

Florida: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Dept. Health, Division of Counseling, Social Work, MFT, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2023.

Social Work: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted.  This website will be updated regarding approval.  Not all sessions may be approved for social work credit. This website will be updated with non-credit sessions; and CE information picked up at registration will indicate any non-credit workshops.

New York: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers, Provider SW-0025.

Health Educators: This health education activity is seeking approval from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.  This program may be designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to total of 17 entry-level CECH. Therefore, an attendee can earn up to 17.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours, after approval from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Marriage/Family Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the   Florida Dept. Health, Division of Counseling, Social Work, MFT, as a provider of continuing education, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2023.

New York MFT: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.   Provider MFT-0012.

Ohio: Provider RTX 100501.

California Professionals: The Institute for Continuing Education, Provider 56590, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This Course meets the qualifications for up to 17.00 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCC, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Nurses: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Nursing, Provider 12646.  It is the responsibility of nurses to determine if the regulations of their licensing/certification board accept CE hrs. awarded by an approved CE provider of the CA Board of Nursing, expiration 2/28/2021.

Occupational Therapists: The University of Maryland School of Medicine / National Center for School Mental Health is seeking approval from the American Occupational Therapy Association.

PhysiciansThis continuing medical education (CME) activity is seeking approval from AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

PsychologistsThe Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.   Not all sessions may be approved for psychology credit.  This website will be updated with non-credit sessions; and CE information picked up at registration will indicate any non-credit workshops.

Social Workers: Application for social work continuing education credits have been submitted. Not all sessions may be approved for social work credit.  This website will be updated with non-credit sessions; and CE information picked up at registration will indicate any non-credit workshops.

New York:  The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.  Provider No. SW-0025.

Ohio: Counseling and Social Work Board, Provider RCS 030001. 

Florida Dept. Health, Division Social Work, MFT, Counseling, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2021.

New Jersey: CE credit is not offered for New Jersey social workers.

 

Skill Level:   Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this Conference, sessions have not been rated for skill level (beginning, intermediate, advanced).  Participants are urged to review session description for appropriateness for professional and personal development.

Instruction Methodology:   May include lecture, audio-visual, demonstration, experiential practice of techniques, large and small group discussion

Non-Credit Activities:   Credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, dinner, social events, poster sessions, networking sessions, tour activities.  If you have questions, contact The Institute for Continuing Education at: instconted@aol.com.

Ethics Hours / Academic Credit:  The Conference offers no “academic” credit and CE hours awarded are not eligible toward fulfillment of a degree.  No “ethics” hours are offered.

ADA:   For accommodations on any special requirements please contact:  shuntley@som.umaryland.edu.   

 

Continuing Education Potential Hours Offered by Day:

Wednesday, October 28, 2020              7.50 hours

Thursday, October 29, 2020                 7.00 hours

Friday, October 30, 2020                      6.50 hours

Saturday, October 31, 2020                  3.50 hours or 2.0 (depending on selected sessions)

Total Hours Offered:                        24.50 hours (includes one Pre-conference session)

 

For more information view the full Continuing Education Information  document

Exhibitors & Sponsorship

Interested in exhibiting? View our ASMH 2020 Invitation to Exhibit for more information!

Consider being a sponsor at the Annual Conference! 2020 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health Sponsorship Packet

Accommodations & Transportation

The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Learn about the conference hotel and how to get there from the ASMH 2020 Hotel & Transportation Information flier.

Request for Proposals

The 2020 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health Request for Proposals is closed.


Annual Conferences List

2019 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-Austin, TX

2018 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-Las Vegas, NV

2017 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-Washington, DC

2016 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-San Diego, CA

2015 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-New Orleans, LA