21st Annual Children's Mental Health Research Conference

Sunday, February 24, 2008- Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida

The "System of Care for Children's Mental Health" research conference will be held at the University of South Florida Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute on February 24-27. This conference is intended to facilitate the exchange of ideas for improving service systems for children with serious emotional and behavioral disturbances and their families and will discuss strategies for creating integrated service systems that are matched to the communities they serve.

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
To learn more about registration and participation, click here.