Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health 21st Annual Research Conference

Date: 2/24/2008 - 2/27/2008
Location: Tampa, Florida

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"A System of Care for Children's Mental Health" research conference will facilitate the exchange of ideas for improving service systems for children with serious emotional and behavioral disturbances and their families and will elevate the discussion to identify specific strategies for creating comprehensive, integrated services systems that are matched to the context of the communities they serve. Researchers, evaluators, administrators, policy makers, planners, advocates, educators, service providers and family members will benefit from conference sessions and networking opportunities to validate and improve their efforts to build effective systems of care in communities throughout the nation.

Topics of Special Interest

The agenda will group presentations into tracks that address critical areas of inquiry. Sessions will offer important research and evaluation methods and results in these areas.

  • Facilitating youth transition to adulthood and independence
  • Family-driven, youth-guided systems planning
  • Implementation of effective systems of care
  • Implementing evidence-based practices in the systems of care context
  • Creating culturally competent systems to reduce disparities
  • School-based services and the system of care
  • Innovative methodologies for research and evaluation of complex systems
  • Integrating evaluation and performance measurement
  • Implementing wrap-around services in systems of care
  • Role of public sector agencies in SOC
  • Designing, conducting, and disseminating research to maximize itsimpact
  • Addressing the Issue of Unregulated Residential Services: An Agenda for SOC Services and Research
The annual conference is hosted by the Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health in Tampa, Florida.

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