21st Annual Research Conference on Children's Mental Health Service Systems

Saturday, February 24, 2007- Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Location: Tampa, FL

Call for Papers Issued for 21st Annual Research Conference on Children's Mental Health Service Systems

21st Annual Research Conference
A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base February 24-27, 2008, Tampa Marriott Waterside
Visit: http://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/rtcconference
Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2007

You are invited to add your knowledge and experience to the research base for systems of care serving children with mental health challenges and their families.

Instructions and the online application to present symposia, paper presentations, topical discussions, and poster presentations are now available.

Since 1986, the Research and Training Center for Children¹s Mental Health has hosted this event to expand the research base necessary to improve service systems for children with serious emotional and behavioral disturbances and their families.

Topics of Special Interest

The agenda will group presentations into tracks that address critical areas of inquiry. Successful proposals 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 systems of care
- Designing, conducting, and disseminating research to maximize its impact

The annual conference is hosted by the Research and Training Center for Children¹s Mental Health in Tampa, Florida. The Center is jointly funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration under grant number H133B040024.

For more information, contact the Center at:

Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health
Department of Child and Family Studies
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute University of South Florida
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612-3807
Phone: 813-974-4661
Fax: 813-974-6257