Professional Conferences

NACBH convenes twice each year, for a public policy meeting in the spring or summer and an emerging best practices conference in late fall.  These are not large, anonymous conferences – the programs are designed to engage and active participation is the norm.

NACBH Annual Public Policy Conference

The public policy conference focuses on timely legislative and regulatory developments, emerging trends or opportunities, and effective collaboration and advocacy to advance children’s behavioral health service delivery. Known for clear interpretation of critical national issues, NACBH brings the key players directly to the meeting participants for honest, and sometime controversial, discussion. This conference also includes the annual association business meeting and Board election.

NACBH Emerging Best Practices Conference

A conference is held each fall to provide administrative and clinical leaders with cutting-edge solutions to current and pending challenges in the field. Recent meetings have focused on organizational culture change, mission-driven service transformation, and workforce development.

“I love getting together at these meetings because there are so many inspiring people, and some of it’s the leadership of NACBH and board members, some of it is people you’ve just never met before.  It’s the most important organization I belong to, and I’ve been around a long time.”

– Gail Atkinson, Vice President, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health