Call for Proposals
The University of Maryland School of Social Work is pleased to invite individuals with expertise in integrating systems and improving outcomes in behavioral health for children, youths, young adults, and their families to submit presentation proposals for the University of Maryland, Baltimore Training Institutes. Proposals are due by January 29, 2018, via electronic submission.
Please submit your proposal by selecting this link. You will be directed to another site outside of The Institute for Innovation and Implementation to submit your proposal.
For questions regarding the Call for Proposals process, please contact Marlene Matarese via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you experience technical challenges in submitting your proposal, please contact Zalika Woods at email@example.com. You also can contact The Institute for Innovation and Implementation by using the main phone line 410-706-8300.
The deadline for submissions is January 29, 2018. Changes to the proposals may be completed online up until the deadline, but no changes will be accepted after that date. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. PowerPoint submissions will not be accepted.
Training Institutes Faculty Policies
- All faculty members and poster presenters must be registered participants at The Training Institutes. Faculty for Institutes will receive a discounted registration fee for up to two faculty members per session and one faculty member per Workshop session but all are responsible for the full registration fee for any Pre-Institutes Training Programs they may elect to attend.
- Poster presenters are responsible for the full registration fee.
- All faculty members and poster presenters are responsible for their own travel and hotel costs.
- All faculty members and poster presenters are eligible to apply for continuing education credits for their participation at The Training Institutes
- Institutes are 3-hour training sessions that provide an in-depth and interactive training experience. Faculty may include up to four individuals, two of whom can receive reduced registration fees. The expectation is that these sessions will include interactive, adult learning strategies that can build knowledge, skills, and competencies of participants. Information should be operationally relevant, innovative, and replicable.
- Workshops are 1 1/2-hour sessions that include adult learning strategies to enhance participants’ knowledge in a topic area. Information should be operationally relevant, innovative, and replicable. Faculty may include up to four individuals, one of whom can receive reduced registration fees.
- Poster Presentations highlight research ﬁndings, new ideas, innovations, and advances in children’s behavioral health with participants in an informal setting. Poster presenters may include up to four individuals.
- RockStar Youth Leadership Track Sessions are 1 1/2-hour sessions on a wide range of topics that provide training for youth and young adults to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become eﬀective leaders and advocates. Faculty may include up to three individuals and must include at least one youth or young adult.
- Ignite Talks are ﬁve-minute presentations where presenters prepare 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun presentation on a wide variety of topics designed to enlighten the audience. The presentations can be on personal and/or professional hot topics and include only one presenter. If you are selected for an Ignite Talk, you will receive additional consultation in developing your presentation.
The Training Institutes oﬀers participants an extensive program of sessions designed to provide practical, hands-on training and strategies that can be applied to the systems of care in their states, tribes, territories, and communities. As such, proposals must focus on approaches that are relevant, adaptable, and innovative in one of the following critical areas in children, youth, and young adult behavioral health:
- Culturally and Linguistically Responsive and Competent Care
- Family Engagement, Leadership, Organizational Development, and Advocacy
- Health Integration, System Design, Financing, and Payment Approaches
- Measurement, Outcomes, and Quality Improvement
- Prevention Approaches, Clinical Services, and Community Supports
- Strategic Communications and Social Marketing
- Systems Strategies and Best Practices in American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) Communities
- Workforce Development, Management, and Leadership
- Youth Leadership, Organizational Development, and Advocacy
Proposals submitted throughout these topic areas must explicitly address the system of care core values of designs, models, services, and approaches that are community-based, family-driven, youth-driven, and culturally and linguistically responsive. Faculty are strongly encouraged to include parents, youth, and young adults as co-presenters in Institutes, Workshops, and Poster Presentations when meaningful and appropriate to the topic. For descriptions of topic areas, click here.
- Present a relevant and innovative approach.
- Present evidence of impact and positive outcomes.
- Address ﬁnancing strategies for the approach, if appropriate to the topic.
- Explicitly address the system of care core values of designs, models, services, and approaches that are community-based, family-driven, youth-driven, and culturally and linguistically responsive.
- Focus on practical, how-to information on approaches that can be adapted, providing real-world examples.
- Specify clear learning objectives and approaches designed to eﬀectively engage participants.
- Include faculty with expertise appropriate to the topic, including meaningful participation of parents, caregivers, youth, and young adults as appropriate to the topic.