School Mental Health Conferences

The Middle America School Mental Health Conference (MASMHC) and Nebraska School Mental Health Conference (NSMHC) invite licensed mental health providers, nurses, social workers, counselors, administrators and school personnel from across the region and state to gather in promoting strong mental health services in schools; to provide resources and training to increase access; and to promote early intervention and wrap around services for youth and families. 

More conference details, keynote information and hotel blocks will be coming soon.

May 29–30, 2024

CHI Health Center Omaha
455 N 10th St, Omaha, NE 68102

Early Bird Registration Pricing

Register by December 31, 2023 to secure discounted pricing!

MASMHC only  |  $250
NSMHC only  |  $75
Both MASMHC and NSMHC  |  $300

General Registration Pricing

MASMHC only  |  $275
NSMHC only  |  $85
Both MASMHC and NSMHC  |  $330


First night (May 29)  |  $30
Second night (May 30)  |  $30
Both nights (May 29-30)  |  $50

Target Audience

This accredited continuing education activity is designed for licensed mental health providers, nurses, social workers, counselors, administrators, and school personnel. 

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be better able to: 

  1. Describe the professional roles involved to provide comprehensive school mental health practices to address the mental health needs of students in both urban and rural settings.  

  2. Discuss advanced insights into evidence-based mental health interventions, to apply nuanced strategies in practical, real-world scenarios within school contexts. 

  3. Identify team-based strategies to help communicate information utilizing a myriad of local, state, and national resources, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of support systems to enhance services for students and families in their respective communities.  

  4. Cultivate a resilient and collaborative team dynamic among professionals by fostering advanced skills in resilience-building, leadership, and self-care practices.  

Continuing Education will be provided. Program number: 24CE00042

Call for Proposals

The theme for our conference is “Cultivating Hope & Healing: Building cultures of hope & healing for families, schools & communities.” If you would like to apply to be a presenter, click “submit proposal” button below. Please have the following prepared prior to beginning the form: presentation title, description (75-100 words), and three specific learning objectives. The proposal deadline is Monday, January 15, 2024 at 5 p.m. CST.

MASMHC Agenda: CHI Health Center

Wednesday, May 29

  • 7:15 a.m.   MASMHC booths open
  • 7:45 a.m.   MASMHC registration opens
  • 8:30 a.m.   Conference welcome & vision overview
  • 8:50 a.m.   Opening keynote: Elizabeth Connors, Cultivating Hope for School Mental Health System Transformation
  • 9:50 a.m.   Break
  • 10:05 a.m.   Breakout 1
  • 11:00 a.m.   Break
  • 11:15 a.m.   Breakout 2
  • 12:10 p.m.   Break & pick up lunch
  • 12:50 p.m.   State Discussion 1
  • 2:15 p.m.   Break
  • 2:30 p.m.   Breakout 3
  • 3:25 p.m.   Break
  • 3:40 p.m.   Keynote 2: John Coyle, Applying Design Thinking to Stress & Resiliency
  • 4:40 p.m.   Day 1 ends with brief closing

5:00 p.m. Reception at the Capitol Marriott (registration required)

Join us for networking at the end of Day 1! Reception tickets are an additional $30 (or $50 for both nights) to your conference registration and include heavy appetizers and two drink tickets.

Thursday, May 30

  • 8:30 a.m.   Day 2 welcome
  • 8:45 a.m.   Keynote 3
  • 9:45 a.m.   Break
  • 10:00 a.m.   Breakout 4
  • 10:55 a.m.   Break
  • 11:10 a.m.   Breakout 5
  • 12:05 p.m.   Break & pick up lunch
  • 12:45 p.m.   Breakout 6
  • 1:40 p.m.   Break
  • 1:55 p.m.   State Room Discussion 2
  • 3:30 p.m.   Break
  • 3:45 p.m.   Youth panel
  • 4:30 p.m.   Closing remarks & next steps

5:00 p.m. Closing MASMHC / opening NSMHC reception at the Capitol Marriott (registration required)

NSMHC Agenda: Capitol Marriott

Friday, May 31

  • 7:15 a.m.  NSMHC booths open at the Capitol Marriott
  • 8:00 a.m.   NSMHC registration opens
  • 8:30 a.m.   NSMHC welcome & awards
  • 9:00 a.m.   Keynote: Kyler Erickson
  • 10:00 a.m.   Break
  • 10:15 a.m.   Breakout 1
  • 11:00 a.m.   Break
  • 11:15 a.m.   Breakout 2
  • 12:00 p.m.   Break & pick up lunch
  • 12:30 p.m.   Nebraska State Action Plan Discussion (General Ballroom)
  • 1:00 p.m.   Break
  • 1:15 p.m.   Breakout 3
  • 2:00 p.m.   Break
  • 2:15 p.m.   Closing youth panel
  • 3:00 p.m.   Conference closing
  • 3:15 p.m.   NSMHC ends

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring or having a vendor booth at one or both of the school mental health conferences? View our 2024 sponsorship packages or email Sadie Hinkel for more information!

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