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ODMHSAS Conferences

The ODMHSAS hosts up to 3 major conferences every year, including Children's Behavioral Health Conference, Zero Suicide Summit, and Justice and Recovery Conference. Providers, healthcare professionals, school staff, parents, and more are invited to learn from national keynote speakers and local leaders, including educational breakout sessions and networking opportunities. ODMHSAS conferences gives professionals around the state the opportunity to earn CEUs, connect with peers and develop both personal and professional skills and knowledge.

2023 Conferences

Children's Behavioral Health Conference

The 30th Annual Children’s Behavioral Health Conference, "Illuminating the Path: Empowering Youth, Families, and Children," will bring together local, state, and national experts to explore best practices in the field of behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment, recovery, and overall wellness. Overall, the goal of the conference is to expand the possibilities of hope, recovery, and resilience for children and youth facing behavioral health challenges.

This three-day event, taking place from April 11-13, 2023 at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center in Norman, OK, and also offered on-demand, aims to provide attendees with practical strategies and tools that can be implemented in their agencies and communities to support the treatment, recovery, and wellness of infants, children, youth, and young adults.

Zero Suicide Summit

Zero Suicide a way to improve suicide care within health and behavioral health systems. The Zero Suicide Initiative in Oklahoma is a way to hear from national experts on this topic. Explore what is known so far about preventing suicide among persons in care, about how to make a real difference in your own behavioral health or primary care organization. 

Justice and Recovery Conference

The Justice & Recovery Conference will provide participants with knowledge of best practices and cutting-edge strategies in the intersection of criminal justice and behavioral health to continue to improve Oklahoma’s diversion network. State and national experts in their fields will present plenaries and more live and pre-recorded sessions with topics which target law enforcement, probation officers, treatment court team members, correctional officers, and clinicians.

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