NAMI Washington: Call for Conference Workshop Proposals

NAMI Washington’s 2022 Conference will be happening on September at the Olympia Hotel on Capitol Lake. The theme this year is Wherever You Are, and with some participants being in person, some participating remotely, and everyone in different places in their mental health journey; we hope it’s what we need for everyone to build community and feel engaged with this year’s conference.. That is why we are now calling for proposals for panels at this year’s conference!

The conference will be following all the up to date COVID-19 guidelines, however, as of now we are planning for this to our first in-person conference since 2019. The conference and its panels will all be held live at the hotel in Olympia with a hybrid online component. We will be keeping our eye on what’s going with the pandemic if we need to change our plans.

To propose a panel please fill out the attached packet and return to Matt Kanter, NAMI Washington’s Program Manager, by June 17th. Please plan for 90 minutes of hybrid programming.

We look forward to your proposals! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions.

Click Here to Download the Submission Materials

2022 National Latino Behavioral Health Conference Call for Proposals and Registration Now Open!

We are looking for proposal presentations that are innovative and forward thinking. Our overarching goal is to highlight the contributions Hispanic and Latino professionals are making to the future of behavioral health for all our Latino communities.


The 2-day conference will have national keynote speakers, breakout sessions along the spectrum of behavioral health, and networking opportunities for everyone. It will also give you an opportunity to learn more about NLBHA and the National Hispanic and Latino Addiction and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers.

Special Charity JTR Scholarship event in Tribute to Vicente Fernandez and Selena commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month on the evening of Friday, September 16th!For More Information on Registration, CEs, Call for Proposal, Sponsorship, Exhibitor and Advertising, visit:

National Survey of Family Experiences When Using Crisis Services for their Child, Youth, or Young Adult 

As implementation of the 988 crisis hotline approaches in July and SAMHSA begins a multi-year plan to rollout a continuum of mobile crisis and stabilization services, it is important to hear from families about their experiences utilizing crisis services for their child, youth, or young adult up to age 24.

FREDLA, the Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland, and the Maryland Coalition of Families

have partnered to conduct a national survey of families’ experiences who have utilized crisis services that may include, law enforcement, crisis hotlines/textlines, mobile crisis teams, walk-in centers, and emergency departments.

Join us on June 21, 2022, to learn more about the survey and how your organization can assist in dissemination. Participating family-run organizations and state behavioral health agencies will receive the survey results for their state.

Register in advance for this meeting

WSCC Community of Practice Program

The WSCC Community of Practice Program is opening up for any and all family members who are interested in learning and going deeper into the family leadership concepts that have been taught over the last couple of years. These concepts include those learned in the Leadership Academy, the Coach Approach, and other trainings like Zone of Usefulness and Conflict Management that have been facilitated by WSCC. 

Whether you have participated in these other trainings or are simply interested in learning and strengthening your current tools, the Community of Practice (CoP) is a great space for you. Here are some more details about the program: 

·       Monthly Community of Practice (CoP) Trainings will be held for 2 hours on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from

      10am – 12Noon (they are virtual through Zoom)

·       The meeting will begin with an update on how the prior month’s concept practice went – successes and challenges – ah ha’s – lived experiences with the practice

·       Participants will complete activities related to the concept

·       There will be a discussion and Q&A for the follow up practice of the concept

·       As concepts are practiced, we will go deeper into the various concepts in order to master them

·       Real life scenarios will be shared 

·       Family Leaders will have the opportunity to select a concept and facilitate a training at a future CoP training

We hope you can join us tomorrow for our next CoP training! You can register for any and all using the Registration Link below:

REGISTER for Community of Practice HERE!