The Behavioral Health Conference: Building Healthier Communities

The Behavioral Health Conference: Building Healthier Communities


Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - Wednesday, May 11, 2016    
7:45 am - 4:00 pm


The Signature Grand
6900 W State Road 84, Davie, FL, 33317

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United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse, in collaboration with Broward Behavioral Health Coalition & Broward County Government, will present The Behavioral Health Conference: Building Healthier Communities, a two-day conference promoting community awareness and support of behavioral health and substance abuse prevention.


Featuring two full days of breakout sessions and speakers, the conference will provide a forum where participants can learn, inform, network and discuss issues related to research, policy and practice; expand professional knowledge; provide quality continuing education to behavioral health professionals; and promote community awareness of behavioral health and substance abuse prevention.


Darryl Strawberry, former Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series Champion, best-selling author and the Co-Founder of the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center and Strawberry Ministries, will provide the Keynote Address during a Luncheon on May 10th.


Other prominent Speakers will include: Tonier Cain, Founder and Vice President for Trauma Informed Care Centers of America; Major Sam Cochran, First Memphis Police Department CIT Coordinator and CIT International Co-Chairperson; James N. Hall, Epidemiologist with the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities at Nova Southeastern University; Debbie F. Plotnick, MSS, MLSP, Vice President for Mental Health and Systems Advocacy at Mental Health America; Silvia M. Quintana, LMHC, CAP, Chief Executive Officer of Broward Behavioral Health Coalition; and Broward County Commissioner Lois Wexler


Breakout Workshop Sessions will feature Youth & Family Services Track, Adult Programming Track, General System Focus Track and Administrator’s Track.


Conference Topics include: Youth Prevention Advancements, Adult Health Promotion, Evidence-Based Interventions, New and Promising Practices, Environmental and Media Strategies, Trauma-Informed Care, Crisis Intervention and Law Enforcement, Cultural Competence, Research and Policy Developments, and Supervisory Innovation.


Registration Fee for the Conference is $50.00 per person.  Parking is Free. Business Attire is required. Please Register by April 29, 2016 at For questions, please contact or call 954-453-3738.