University of Maryland, Baltimore Training Institutes CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN!

The University of Maryland, Baltimore Training Institutes will be held July 25-28, 2018 in Washington, D.C. For more than 30 years, this biennial event has been the premier convening of leaders in systems of care for children, youth, and young adults with behavioral health challenges and their families, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore is honored to continue and expand this tradition. The event is sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Social Work and hosted by The Institute for Innovation and Implementation. This year’s theme, LEADING CHANGE: Integrating Systems and Improving Outcomes in Behavioral Health for Children, Youth, Young Adults, and Their Families, builds upon decades of progress in designing and sustaining high-quality and effective delivery systems for children, youth, and young adults with mental health and substance use disorders and their families. This year’s Training Institutes will address data-driven policy, system design and implementation, and evidence-informed approaches relevant to Medicaid, mental health, substance use, child welfare, juvenile justice, early intervention, and prevention stakeholders and practitioners. Sessions will focus on the latest best-practice strategies, draw on community, tribal, and territorial examples from around the country, and provide concrete strategies that provide operational guidance for implementation. Presenters and attendees will include experts and leaders in the field of children’s services, including state, county, tribal, and territorial children’s system leadership; direct service providers; state purchasers from Medicaid, behavioral health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and public health; parents, youth, and young adults; policymakers; clinicians; and children’s researchers and evaluators. The Training Institutes is an opportunity for leaders in the field of children’s services to share the latest research, policy, and practice information and resources and learn from one another. We invite you to consider submitting a proposal to present in one of the five formats: an Institute, a Workshop, an Ignite Talk, a session for the RockStar Youth Leadership Track, or a Poster Presentation — and help us to ensure the success of The Training Institutes. To submit a proposal, visit our website. The Training Institutes are an opportunity for leaders in the field of children’s services to share the latest research, policy, and practice information and resources and learn from one another and we look forward to seeing you in D.C.!

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