We Are Better Together

20th Children's Interagency Conference
April 28-May 1, 2018
Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA

sponsored by the PA Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Bureau of Children's Behavioral Health Services; PA System of Care Partners; and the Child Welfare Resource Center

Poster Session Description: The poster session is an opportunity to share academic research regarding innovative, promising, collaborative, and creative program practices focused on supporting the health and wellness of youth from birth to young adulthood and their families. All community partners are invited to submit proposals for review. Some examples include college and university-based scholars and student researchers, youth and family initiatives, awareness and advocacy groups, community collaborations, evidence-based treatment programs and other service provider agencies, as well as family, youth, and professional associations, across the Commonwealth.

Posters addressing diverse topics focused on promotion, prevention, and intervention strategies in the context of the System of Care Standards are preferred: 

* Youth driven
* Family driven
* Integration of child-serving systems
* Natural and community supports
* Cultural and linguistic competence
* County Leadership Team
* Youth and Family services and supports planning process
* Evaluation and continuous quality improvement

Presenters will be asked to prepare a “poster” for display that will highlight the featured innovation, collaboration, practice, or research project to share with a diverse audience including youth and family, community and professional attendees.  A brief handout should also be provided, and presenters must be available at the poster session to talk with conference attendees about their poster. 

Size and format specifications will be given following acceptance of proposals.

* 1. Poster Session Title (please limit to 10 words or less)

* 2. Poster Session description: In 75 words on less, please describe your presentation clearly and specifically, including how it relates to the theme of this year's conference.

* 3. Presenter Information (please list as desired in conference program):

* 4. Presenter Information (please list as desired in conference program):

Further instructions

After you have submitted your proposal, you will also need to email your resume or curriculum vita to ra-pwinteragencyconf@pa.gov. Please use the subject line "Interagency conference poster session Information" on your email and make sure you include your name and the title of your presentation in the body of the email so we can match it up with the correct proposal.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: December 1, 2017

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