Tampa Conference Proposals

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Propose a presentation!

The Child and Family Evidence Based Practice Consortium is developing its annual track of presentations for the 31st Research & Policy Conference for Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health

Commonly called “The Tampa Conference,” this annual gathering of more than 500 researchers, evaluators, policy-makers, administrators, service providers, parents, and advocates is hosted by the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida, in partnership with the Children’s Mental Health Network and:

• Casey Family Programs
• Child & Family Evidence Based Practice Consortium
• Florida Institute for Child Welfare
• Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse
• Morehouse School of Medicine
• National Wraparound Initiative
• Research and Training
Center for Pathways to Positive Futures
• Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health
• Transitions Research and Training Center

For our 2018 track of presentations we seek:

• Proposals that present applied research, conceptual models, and strategies that focus upon workforce and program development to deliver well-implemented evidence-based practice to children, youth and their families.

We are also interested in presentations addressing these questions:

• How do academic programs work with service organizations and systems to evaluate workforce development and implementation of evidence-based practice? How effective are these efforts?

• How have service organizations and systems engaged academic programs to develop workforce abilities to effectively implement evidence based practice with fidelity? How effective are these efforts?

• How are professional degree programs transforming academic and field curricula so graduates understand and can effectively implement evidence based behavioral health care with fidelity? How effective are these efforts?

To submit a proposal, go to the conference website:


From the drop down menu select the Child and Family Evidence Based Practice Consortium track

Deadline for submitting proposals is October 27th

Join us in Tampa!

/s/ Rosalyn and David

Rosalyn M. Bertram PhD, Professor
Co-Director Child & Family Evidence-Based Practice Consortium
Associate Editor Journal of Child and Family Studies
Principal Investigator NCWWI University Partnership Grant
University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Social Work

David Bernstein MSW
Co-Director Child & Family Evidence-Based Practices Consortium

P.S. Look for the January-February 2017 issue of Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services! A special section honors the Tampa conference’s 30th anniversary with five articles from the Consortium’s track of presentations at last year’s conference!

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