Call for Paper, Poster, and Ignite Proposals is Now Open!

Southeastern School Behavioral Health Conference

Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel
April 19-20, 2018

The mission of the Southeastern School Behavioral Health Community is to promote student, academic and personal success by reducing barriers to learning and supporting social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all youth and families in the Southeast.

Building Momentum
for Effective School-Behavioral Health

Conference Objectives

Strengthening Stakeholder Involvement and Cross System Connections
School-Wide Positive Approaches for Prevention and Intervention from Pre-K to 12
Improving the Quality of Services: Addressing Non-Academic Barriers to Learning
Increasing Implementation Support
Enhancing Cultural and Linguistic Competency

The SSBHC planning committee is now accepting submissions for the 5th Annual conference. Three presentation formats are available: (a) oral paper presentations, (b) poster presentations, and (c) ignite sessions.

Preferred presentation types:

  • Research-based
  • Practice-based strategy related
  • Can be used in a school or classroom context


  • K-12 administrators, counselors, educators, nurses, and social workers
  • Youth serving agency employees
  • Community mental health service providers: counselors, psychologists, and social workers

Deadline to Submit Proposals: January 15, 2018

  • Proposals will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit as soon as possible to assure consideration. We have a preset number of sessions and poster presentation space.
  • Proposals can be submitted here (you will be taken to an external site) CLICK HERE.
  • If you would like early feedback on your proposal summary, please contact Penny Arnau.

The call for presentations closes on January 15, 2018.

Students (undergraduate and graduate), teachers, and other service providers are especially encouraged to propose a poster or ignite presentation.


Topic Areas/Special Populations include:

  • Bullying Prevention
  • Children of Military Members and Veterans
  • Early Childhood (4k-G3)
  • Early Identification
  • Early Intervention
  • Engaging School Resource Officers in School Behavioral Health
  • Evidence-based Practices
  • Family Engagement
  • Integrated Service Models
  • Inter-agency Collaborations
  • Interconnected Systems Framework
  • Juvenile Justice
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mindfulness, Yoga, and Meditation
  • Motivation Interviewing/Counseling
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
  • PBIS
  • Policy & Legal Implications of School Mental and Behavioral Health
  • School Climate
  • Social Emotional Awareness
  • Special Education
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Technology Tools to Support SWPBIS and SMH
  • Trauma-informed Practices
  • Universal Screening
  • Welfare Systems
  • Youth Engagement

Presentation Formats

Oral Presentations

  • Breakout sessions are 60 minutes in length and will occur at various times during the conference on April 19th and 20th.
  • Projection screen, projector, and power source are provided. Computers or audio equipment will not be provided for presentations. Presenters are responsible to provide any additional equipment, including standard computer-to-projector connection capability including the proper cables to connect to a projector that accepts 15-pin or HDMI.
  • Audio will be available upon request.
  • If handouts are to be distributed, please supply approximately 50 copies.

Poster Presentations

  • The 2018 Conference will feature the annual poster session April 19th, 4:00pm – 5:30pm.
  • Posters should be able to fit on a standard tri-fold presentation board.
  • All AV equipment must be supplied by the presenter. Electrical outlets will not be available.
  • If handouts are to be distributed, please supply approximately 50 copies.

Ignite Sessions

  • 10-minute oral presentation that tells a high visual, data driven story.
  • 20 slides that automatically advance to stay within the time limit.
  • Computer equipment provided (slides must be submitted in advance).

Required Information

  • Authors: Names of all authors in order of authorship including terminal degrees (e.g., PhD)
  • Affiliations: Affiliations associated with each author
  • Contact information: Phone number, email, and mailing address for the first author
  • Title: Enter the FULL TITLE of your PRESENTATION EXACTLY as it appears in your proposal. Capitalize the first letter of each word and do not put a period at the end of the title. Make your title as descriptive as possible to give attendees a good idea about the subject matter. (15 Word Limit)
  • Abstract: A brief description of your presentation, what audience members will learn and how the presentation aligns with school behavioral health (Limit 500 words)
  • Summary: A brief description of your presentation to be included in the program
  • CV: Copy of each presenter’s CV must be attached

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