Events | Trainings

About MACMH’s Conference

Our conference, now in its 26th 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 policies and enhance practices to support the mental health of all children and young adults from prenatal to age 24.
+ Build skills and strategies that will improve outcomes for children who need mental health supports.
Learn about best practices and latest research in children’s mental health and related fields. 
+ Enrich understanding of different perspectives and common goals in support of all children.

We welcome proposals from professionals, parents, caregivers and youth that support these goals.


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 and/or lived experience with new concepts, programs, treatment models, research and healthcare trends
  • The Legislative Update is offered for those interested in learning what happened in the previous legislative session and key issues being addressed during the upcoming session
  • A variety of educational programming options are geared specifically for those in the field of infant and early childhood mental health.
  • 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 or Identify As

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