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2019 SHIP Conference

The 2019 School Health Interdisciplinary Program (SHIP) conference
Advancing Innovation and Best Practices in School Health

August 6-8, 2019
Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
Columbia, MD

The School Health Interdisciplinary Program (SHIP) is a multifaceted approach to continuing education. SHIP provides comprehensive training on coordinated school health and focuses on topics vital to school professionals. SHIP is committed to advancing quality and sustainability in school health, with this year’s theme of Advancing Innovation and Best Practices in School Health. SHIP is co-sponsored by the National Center for School Mental Health University of Maryland; the Maryland State Department of Education, the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland Department of Human Services; the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services; and the Maryland State School Health Council.

The target audience for the conference includes: school nurses, school social workers, school psychologists, school-based health center staff, administrators, after-school program providers, alternative program staff, child advocates, health educators, school teachers and support staff, community and faith-based representatives, child serving agency staff, mental health practitioners, substance use providers, pediatricians, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, pupil personnel workers, school counselors, school resource officers, social workers, and special educators.
Professional Continuing Education hours will be complimentary for counselors, health educators, nurses, psychologists, and social workers.

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Review 2016-2018 SHIP Conference program booklets and presentations.