23rd Annual Conference on CRITICAL ISSUES FACING CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
October 21-22, 2019
Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
To join professional sectors –to increase knowledge of behavioral health and addiction issues facing today’s youth and their families in order to develop and implement effective prevention and intervention/treatment programs and strategies – in communities and in individual practices / programs to ultimately improve clinical practices and client care.
CONFERENCE TARGET POPULATIONS
This conference will target participants from professional sectors. Special emphasis will be placed on the helping professions dealing with youth on a regular basis such as health and mental health, medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, counseling, behavior analysis, substance abuse, marriage & family therapy, education (inc. special ed & mental health services), health education, first responders, paramedical and emergency medical fields.
To increase awareness and to share current knowledge of the critical behavioral health and substance use issues facing youth and to identify and define their relevancy to peers, family members, and other significant individuals and/or groups.
To develop strategies to more effectively promote the healthy growth and development of today’s youth and adolescents dealing with said issues.
To provide effective working tools for professionals to properly intervene in said issues.
To familiarize participants with current resources and resource needs in an environment which facilitates interdisciplinary, collaborative networking.
To provide tools for professionals to mobilize to develop and implement prevention and intervention programs in business, community and government sectors.
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