Events | Trainings

About MACMH’s Conference

Our conference, now in its 25th year, is one of the largest conferences of its kind in the nation. We have grown nearly every year since our first conference in 1996—and since 2017, we’ve welcomed nearly 2,000 attendees.

Conference Objectives

Designed for people who care for or work with children and youth, our annual conference offers professionals and families opportunities to:

  • Improve policy and enhance practices for children (birth to 24) who have or are at risk for mental health disorders.
  • Acquire skills and strategies that will improve outcomes for children with mental health needs.
  • Gain knowledge of best practices and the latest research in children’s mental health and related fields.
  • Enrich understanding of different perspectives and common goals in support of all children.

Unique Conference Features

  • The Supervision Series is designed to help social work supervisors meet the MN Board of Social Work’s requirements in the practice of licensing supervision.
  • Mental Health Exploration & Discovery (MHED) Talks is a presentation series in the spirit of TED Talks. Using stories – both personal and experiences from the field – speakers share their expertise on new concepts, programs, treatment models, research and healthcare trends. Immediately following the presentation there is a Q&A networking session.
  • An optional Legislative Update is offered for those wanting to learn what happened in the previous legislative session and be kept aware of key issues being addressed during the upcoming
  • A variety of educational programming options are geared specifically for those in the field of or those interested in infant and early childhood mental health.
  • Up to 19.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) are offered to those needing advancement toward various board certifications.

Who Should Attend? 

Social Workers, Psychologists, Special Education & Classroom Teachers, Therapists, Nurses, Pediatricians, Counselors, Corrections Workers, School Administrators, Early Childhood Professionals, Parents & Caregivers.

Our Attendees Work In

Education – 37%
Mental Health – 30%
Social Services – 14%
Early Childhood – 6%
Family Member – 2%
Health Care – 2%
Corrections – 1%
Other – 8%