5th Annual Conference on Behavioral Health for Women and Girls
This Conference is for anyone interested in learning more and participating in a dialogue about mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery for women and girls. This conference will focus on current policy and evidence-based strategies, as well as leadership, collaboration, and planning for women and girls' health, empowerment, resilience, and recovery. Program directors, clinicians, administrators, researchers, policy-makers, individuals in recovery, students and other stakeholders serving women and girls will find attendance at this conference to be relevant and worthwhile. The intent of the co-sponsors is to create a conference filled with informed dialogue and stimulating resources that inform, inspire and encourage the best possible prevention, mental health and addictions services for women and girls.As suggested by the conference theme, "It's All About HERR - Health, Empowerment, Resilience and Recovery" the 2012 conference will be:-Implementation Focused: Effective practices and policies to improve outcomes for women and girls and the capacity to use them.-Building Alignment and Unity: Creating a better shared understanding across prevention, mental health and addictions treatment and recovery fields.-Creating a Learning Community Focused on Women and Girls: Exchanging research and practice on what works. The conference embodies gender-responsive, recovery-oriented, culturally-competent, trauma-informed principles and practices and celebrates diversity.