DFW Behavioral Health Symposium

Dallas - Fort Worth

March 14th - 17th, 2018

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DFW Behavior Health Symposium


The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is comprised of 239 individual cities spanning across 12 counties and home to over 7 million individuals. Our weather, entertainment, and business climate are second to none. This symposium attracts attendees, presenters and sponsors from all over; the vast majority of whom come from the southwestern region of U.S.


The DFW Behavioral Health Symposium is designed to serve a variety of advocates and practitioners focusing on Mental Health and Substance use disorder treatment. This includes clinicians, case managers, administrators, judicial representatives, advocates, educators, researchers, students, families, planners, and others concerned with improving services, supports, and quality of life for our community. 


Focusing on the latest practical strategies will help build upon the innovations and strengths of our communities while addressing behavioral health needs throughout the area. Creation and sustainability of services demand that we provide innovative strategies, proven methods, evidence based practices, and collaborative efforts to best meet the needs of our communities.

Join us in 2018 for an unforgettable event. We believe that once you attend the DFW Behavioral Health Symposium it will become an annual tradition. Remember the conference becomes more effective when you participate, consider sponsoring, exhibiting, or submitting a proposal to present on a topic you are passionate about



Workshop Themes

  • Collaboration/partnerships (including: business, child welfare, early childhood, education, faith based, foundations, government, juvenile justice, recreation, transportation, workforce, youth development, and other community-based organizations)

  • Cultural and linguistic competence

  • Evidence-based and promising practices

  • Family-driven services and supports

  • Funding and financing strategies

  • Public health approaches, including promotion, prevention and resiliency strategies

  • Service provision innovations (including those related to accessing services)

  • Social marketing (including education and outreach)

  • Successes at overcoming challenges

  • Suicide prevention

  • Sustainability

  • Technology innovations

  • Workforce

  • Youth development

  • Youth engagement and youth-led initiatives

DFW Behavioral Health Symposium
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