6th Annual Behavioral Health Conference: The Power of Prevention – Virtual Edition

United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention, in collaboration with Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 6th Annual Behavioral Health Conference: The Power of Preventio
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United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention, in collaboration with Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 6th Annual Behavioral Health Conference: The Power of Prevention – Virtual Edition (Behavioral Health Conference) on Tuesday, June 8 and Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

The Behavioral Health Conference will kick-off on Tuesday, June 8 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. with an in-person drive-through welcome at Signature Grand (6900 State Road 84, Davie, FL 33317) where registrants can pick-up a boxed lunch and conference materials (all materials will also be available on-line as well). The live conference broadcast via a virtual platform will begin at 12 noon on June 8 and will provide a two-day forum for participants to learn, network and discuss issues related to research, policy and practice. Information provided at this event will allow participants to expand professional knowledge; provide quality continuing education to fellow behavioral health professionals; and promote community awareness of behavioral health and substance abuse prevention.



Keynote Speakers:


• Captain Lee Rosbach, Star of Bravo TV’s Below Deck & Addiction Advocate.


• Joseph Green, Spoken Word Artist and Motivational Speaker


• Jerry Reed, Ph.D., MSW, Senior Vice President for Practice



Featured Presenters:


• Thomas Joiner, Ph.D. Director, Psychology Clinic, Florida State University and Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology .


• April C. Foreman, Ph.D. Board of Directors, American Association of Suicidology and Doctor of Psychology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


• Dr. William Schmitz, Psy.D., Doctor of Psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs



Award-winning journalist, Neki Mohan, will serve as emcee for the virtual conference. Ms. Mohan currently serves as the CEO of her own consulting and media company. Most recently she anchored a #1 rated morning show at the ABC affiliate in Miami for over a decade. A compelling storyteller, her reporting has taken her across the Caribbean, the U.S., and the World. She has covered red carpets, world leaders and some of the biggest news stories at 10 TV stations in 5 cities.



Conference Tracks will include: Mental Health Promotion, Professional Development, Special Topics & Initiatives, and Trauma-Informed Preventions and Interventions. Participants can also earn CEU credits.



For more information or to register for the Behavioral Health Conference, please visit UnitedWayBroward.org/BHC2021. Additional details are listed below.




Tuesday, June 8, 2021


9 a.m. - 11 a.m.


Drive through Kick-off at Signature Grand (6900 W State Road 84


Davie, FL 33317)



12 Noon – 4:35 p.m.


Live Conference Broadcast via Virtual Platform



Wednesday, June 9, 2021


10 a.m. – 4:35 p.m.


Live Conference Broadcast via Virtual Platform



DETAILS/


REGISTRATION: Full Conference (Access to full conference on June 8 & June 9):


Early Bird Price: $70, ending on May 14.


Regular Price: $90 beginning May 15.



Second Day of Conference Only (Access to June 9 only – includes Captain Lee Rosbach’s Keynote Speaker Presentation):


Early Bird Price: $40, ending on May 14.


Regular Price: $60 beginning May 15.



To register for the Behavioral Health Conference, please visit


UnitedWayBroward.org/BHC2021.



For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact


Adriana LeCorgne at conference@UnitedWayBroward.org or 954.618.9931.