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Federal Agencies Convene Behavioral Health Conference For Returning Veterans And Their Families

May 07, 2017

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs will jointly convene the National Behavioral Health Conference and Policy Academy on Returning Veterans and their Families on August 11-13, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel in Bethesda, MD.

This special event will help Federal, State and local partners improve and enhance mental health and substance abuse services for returning veterans and their families and to facilitate nationwide sharing of information on mental health care delivery systems. Attendees will be provided evidence-based information to assist veterans and their families in building resiliency and preventing and /or treating complex conditions, including mental disorders (for example Post-Traumatic Stress), as well as substance use disorders, suicide, homelessness, domestic violence, traumatic brain injury, and co-occurring disorders.

The National Behavioral Health Conference on August 11, 2008 is open to service providers from federal, state, and local agencies; military and veterans service organizations, primary care and community health and prevention providers; educators; advocacy groups; and those interested in issues facing returning veterans and their families.

The two-day Policy Academy will take place August 12 -13 and is for invited state representatives only.

For more information, contact TaRaena Yates at 1-888-589-4366, ext, 117. Please Note: Registration is currently closed. However, if you wish to be placed on a registration waiting list, you may do so by calling this number.

SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.