Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference 2018

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania
Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference
Friday, June 8,
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference will take place on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. This day-long event unifies families, caregivers, and behavioral health professionals who will discuss best practices and new discoveries in youth mental wellness.


Call for Workshop Presenters

The deadline for workshop submissions is Thursday, January 18, 2018. Only applications that are submitted on time, complete, and include all required documents will be reviewed.

If accepted, presenter(s) will receive free conference registration, which includes lunch.  Presenter(s) is/are responsible for all travel‐related expenses, including transportation and hotel accommodations. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania will arrange for a room block at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott that will include a discounted rate.

For inquiries, please contact:
Susan Caban, Director of Education, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania
Phone: 412-366-3788

Complete an Online Workshop Application


Keynote Speaker Information

Two keynote speakers, Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. and Dior Vargas, bring different backgrounds, perspectives, and methods to a similar mission: crossing boundaries and overcoming obstacles to improve behavioral health care.

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who believes that adults and children must work together to reduce challenging behaviors. Dr. Greene’s experience working with families spans more than three decades and is recognized around the world. He is also a New York Times bestselling author of the books, The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost and Found, and Raising Human Beings. Dr. Greene is the originator of the model of care described in those books, called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS).

Dior Vargas is a Latina feminist mental health activist who works to remove the stigma of mental illness in the Latino community. Ms. Vargas is the creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project, which is a response to the invisibility of people of color in the media representation of mental illness. She is also the recipient of numerous awards including being named a White House Champion of Change for Disability Advocacy Across Generations.



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