TA Network Core Partner Meetings
2019 NICWA Annual ▾
37th Annual NICWA Conference
Dates: March 31-April 3, 2019
Location: Abuquerque, New Mexico
Description: Each year, NICWA hosts the largest national gathering on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) child advocacy issues. With over 1,200 attendees—and growing every year—this four-day conference has become the premiere national event addressing tribal child welfare and well-being. Keynote speakers range from federal officials at the highest level of government to youth with lived experience in child welfare systems.
NICWA provides meaningful programming to conference attendees, creating a space where participants can learn about the latest developments and best practices from experts in the field and from one another. Participants represent a cross-section of fields and interests including child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice service providers; legal professionals; students; advocates for children; and tribal, state, and federal leaders.
Our conference goals are to:
- Highlight successful strategies for developing effective services
- Reveal the latest and most innovative child welfare and children’s mental health service delivery practices
- Highlight tactics and strategies for financing and sustaining services that impact children
- Showcase strategies for involving youth and families in developing services and policies that lead to systems change
- Create peer-to-peer networks that will assist each other in the work toward permanency for all AI/AN families
- Share the latest research on the well-being of AI/AN children and effective child welfare and children’s mental health services, practices, and policies
Year after year, attendees share their enthusiasm and the value of their time spent together during the NICWA conference.
2018 NARMH Annual Conference ▾
2018 National Association of Rural Mental Health Annual Conference
Date: August 23 - 26, 2018
Location: New Orleans, LA
Description: NARMH’s Annual Conference is the premier interdisciplinary event for rural families, community members, clinicians, researchers, administrators and policy professionals. The NARMH conference provides great information and networking opportunities regarding all aspects of rural practice, research and policy. For forty three years, the National Association for Rural Mental Health conference has provided the best venue for mental health professionals to learn and partake in the networking opportunities including improving access to treatment facilities, availability and acceptability of mental health and substance abuse services to rural communities. This year’s conference has been developed to address the topic: Exploring What Works: Caring for the Country in a terrific city with great food, beautiful views and fun things to do.
2018 FFCMH Conference ▾
2018 National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health Annual Conference
Date: November 1-3, 2018
Location: Houston, Texas
Description: The National Federation's Annual Conference is the premier event for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families. Bringing together family members, young adults, and professionals in a safe setting, free from stigma and one that celebrates skills and successes, our annual conference generates a large amount of discussion on the current issues and trends pertaining to children's mental health, from the perspective of a family-driven and youth-guided approach. The 28th Annual Conference will feature many great workshops and speakers this year, joining hundreds of mental health advocates and professionals from across the nation as we work to educate and empower children, youth, and families!