2019 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health
2019 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health: Safe and Supportive Schools for All Students
November 7-9, 2019
The 2019 Advancing School Mental Health conference, November 7-9, 2019, at the Downtown Hilton Hotel, in Austin, Texas is the nation’s premier interdisciplinary conference on school mental health! The conference brings together local, state, national, and international experts to advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training and policy. Conference attendees include educators, administrators, student instructional support personnel, health and mental health practitioners, family members, youth, policymakers, researchers, advocates, child-serving agency and organization staff.
Americans with Disabilities Act
If you require special accommodations to attend or participate in the 2019 Annual Conference, please provide information about your requirements to the National Center for School Mental Health (410-706-0980) at least 30 business days in advance of the event.
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. Follow this link for 2019 ASMH Conference General Information.
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.
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 scrolling slides for more general information about the conference!
Thursday November 7, 2019
Conference Session 1
Handout(s): Building Capacity
Handout(s): Case Example Questions
Handout(s): ESBH Directory
Conference Session 2
Handout(s): Causeway Gaveston Contact
Handout(s): Alignment PBIS Suicide Prevention
Conference Session 3
Topical Learning Sessions
Conference Session 4
Handout(s): Community Schools Overview
Conference Session 5
Handout(s): Practical Proven SEL
Conference Session 6
Friday November 8, 2019
Conference Session 7
Conference Session 8
Handout(s): Therapy Goals & Service Delivery Checklist
Handout(s): HB318 Summary
Conference Session 9
Conference Session 10
Saturday Novemeber 9, 2019
Handout(s): Metaphorical Storytelling
Conference session 11
Conference Session 12
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
3600 Presidential Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78719
Driving Directions from the Airport
From Austin-Bergstrom Airport: Exit the airport and take Highway 71 west approximately 5.5 miles to I-35. Merge onto I-35 North and take exit 234C. Turn left at the first stop light (6th Street). Travel west on 6th street for four blocks. Turn left onto Neches. The Hilton Austin Hotel is on the left on the corner of 5th & Neches.
Transportation from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to and from the Hilton is available with SuperShuttle “Shared Ride” (discount code AK5YK) or ExecuCar “Private Sedan/SUV”.
Make reservations at www.SuperShuttle.com or www.ExecuCar.com use code HILTN for a 5% discount off published online fare.
Distance from Hotel: 7 miles
Drive Time: 15 minutes
Type & Typical Minumum Charge
Bus Service: 1.75 USD
Limousine: Fees vary. Contact hotel.
Super Shuttle: 16.00 USD
Rental Car: Fees vary.
Taxi: 30.00 USD
Continuing Education Credit Offered
Counselors: For counselors seeking CE 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 CE credit. The CE materials received at the time of check-in at the CE desk will indicate any non-approved sessions.
New York: The New York State Education Department’s State Board recognizes the Institute for Continuing Education for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. Provider MHC-0016.
Ohio: The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker Board, Provider RCS 030001 recognize the Institute for Continuing Education as a provider of continuing education.
Florida: The Florida Dept. Health, Division of Counseling, Social Work, MFT, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2019, recognize the Institute for Continuing Education as a provider of continuing education.
Educators/Teachers: Texas teachers, school counselors, school mental health professionals, administrators and others who have an educator certification are eligible to receive up to a total of 24.5 hours of continuing education credit, including the preconference (7.5 hours) and conference (17.00 hours) awarded by the Texas Education Agency towards the renewal of their education certification.
Health Educators: Sponsored by the National Center for School Mental Health / University of Maryland School of Medicine, a designated a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is 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.
Marriage-Family Therapists: The Florida Dept. Health, Division of Counseling, Social Work, MFT, as a provider of continuing education, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2019, recognize the Institute for Continuing Education.
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.
Texas: The Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapy, Provider 177 recognize the Institute for Continuing Education as a provider of continuing education.
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 18.00 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 deteremine if the regulationg of their licesning/certification board accept CE hours awarded by an approved CE provider of the CA board of nursing.
Occupational Therapists: The AOTA is pleased to confirm approval of University of Maryland School of Medicine, the National Center for School Mental Health as an AOTA Approved Single Course Provider of continuing education, and to assign 2.5 AOTA CEUs the conference. “The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.” As part of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)’s Approved Provider Program – Single Course Approval, AOTA is requesting that participants of this course complete a short online survey about your continuing education experience with our organization as an AOTA Approved Single Course Provider. Completing this survey will also enter you into a quarterly drawing for a $100 voucher for AOTA publications or CE. To access the survey go to https://surveys.aota.org/s3/APP-Single-Course-Provider-CE-Survey.
Physicians: The University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This continuing medical education (CME) activity is conditionally approved and will be certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Psychologists: The 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. The CE materials received at the time of check-in at the CE desk will indicate any non-approved sessions.
Social Workers: The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program, approves the Institute for Continuing Education, provider #1007, as a provider for social work continuing education. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 4-13-2018 - 4-13-2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this program may receive up to 18.00 clinical continuing education contact hours. Not all sessions may be approved for social work credit. The CE materials received at the time of check-in at the CE desk will indicate any non-approved sessions.
New York: The New York State Education Department’s State Board recognizes the Institute for Continuing Education 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 03/2019.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 based on disability, please contact: Shuntley@som.umaryland.edu.
TOTAL CE HOURS SUMMARY
Wednesday, November 6: 7.50 hrs
Thursday, November 7: 7.00 hrs
Friday, November 8: 6.50 hrs
Saturday, November 9: 3.50 hrs
TOTAL POSSIBLE CONTACT HOURS: 24.50 hrs
ON-SITE EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Onsite Exhibitor Registration-please complete and bring to site.
For interested sponsors, view our ASMH 2019 Sponsorship Levels.
For vendors, see our W9 form.
Thursday Keynote: Dr. Isaiah Pickens- Unlocking Potential: The Key to Transforming the Future of Our Youth.
Dr. Isaiah Pickens is the Chief Executive Officer at the UCLA-Duke Center for Child Traumatic Stress, and the founder of iOpening Enterprises.
Friday Keynote: Dr. Claire Crooks- Adapting Evidence-Based Practices for Specific Populations: The Intersection between Utilizing Effective Practices and Ensuring Fit and Relevancy.
Dr. Claire Crooks is the director of the Centre for School Mental Health and a professor at Western University in London, Ontario.
Annual School Mental Health Research Summit (invitation only)
This pre-conference summit, co-hosted by the NCSMH and the SMART Center, gathers a multi-disciplinary group of school mental health researchers to engage in highly interactive dialogue and problem-solving around current research efforts an innovations.
The 4th Annual Summit on Advancing Behavioral Health Collaboratives will convene Texas educators, behavioral health professionals, and policymakers in a one-day event designed to showcase evidence-based practices for students with behavioral health needs and showcase exemplars of outstanding programs and practices happening throughout the state. With this year’s theme, Strong Schools: Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Texas, the summit will feature PAX Good Behavior Game founder, Dennis Embry, and youth mental health advocate, Evan Transue, as well as two panel groups that will describe how they are building strong schools through exceptional school-community partnerships. The Texas Education Agency will also introduce Texas’ Project AWARE, an initiative that is increasing mental health awareness, promotion, and services in schools. View the Strong Schools Summit flyer, or Register today for the 4th Annual Summit on Advancing Behavioral Health Collaboratives | Strong Schools: Advancing Student Wellness and Resiliency in Texas
Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy Forum
On November 6, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy will host pre-conference meeting focused on addressing childhood trauma across the lifespan. This meeting will include Kaiser Permanente staff, advocates, researchers, practitioners, and policy leaders. Planning for this event is supported by the Healthy Schools Campaign and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
We are currently at capacity for advanced registration. A limited number of spots will be available for day-of registration. If you are interested, registration opens on November 6 at 9:00am CST in room 400/402.
The Hilton Austin in downtown Austin, TX
500 East Fourth Street, Austin, TX, 78701
Reserve your room by following this link to the Hilton website. The discounted guest room rate is $239/night and includes in-room internet, access to the business center, and express check-in/check-out. Please note that reservations for the conference block at the Hilton may fill up before the deadline date! If so, see the overflow hotel below. Each individual must provide a credit card and one night’s room and tax as a deposit. If you make your reservation over the phone, provide the event name “Advancing School Mental Health Conference.” Rates cannot be changed at check-in or check-out for guests who do not identify the conference affiliation. Reservations must be received no later than 30 days prior to the arrival date, or by October 4, 2019. After this date, reservations or changes are accepted contingent on space and rate availability. For additional questions about the conference or registration, contact the NCSMH at 410-706-0980, or email Christina Huntley at email@example.com.
The Westin Austin Downtown
310 East 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701
The rate is $269 per night
Please note that rooms tend to fill up quickly, before the deadline date of October 16th. The hotel is approximately 10 miles from the airport and approximately two blocks from the host hotel. You may take an uber or a brisk walk to the host hotel.
Online registration is closed, but there is still space available to attend the conference! Download and complete the On-Site Registration Form. Bring the completed registration form with payment to the on-site table at the Hilton Austin Hotel. If you have any questions, please call Christina Huntley at 443-790-4066.
All refund requests must be submitted in writing by email to Christina Huntley (Chuntley@som.umaryland.edu) by August 31, 2019. Refunds submitted prior to August 31, 2019 will be subject to a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be provided for student and speaker registration. If an attendee does not cancel their registration in writing prior to the deadline date, they are still responsible for the registration fee. No refunds will be administered after August 31, 2019.
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