5th National Conference on Behavioral Health for Women and Girls: Health, Empowerment, Resilience and Recovery

San Diego, CA
Tuesday, July 17, 2012


The 5th National CONFERence on Behavioral Health for Women and Girls provides the most recent research and knowledge on effective programs and policies for addressing the mental health and substance use prevention treatment and recovery for women and girls. The CONFERence environment combines expert presentations with skill building sessions and facilitated discussions to maximize learning and prepare attendees to be able to implement effective approaches. working with women and girls with behavioral health needs.

As suggested by the conference theme, “It’s All About HERR! – Health, Empowerment, Resilience and Recovery” the 2012 speakers will provide a comprehensive understanding of behavioral health and cutting-edge treatment practices. Sessions are organized in eleven learning clusters including trauma and violence, prevention, justice-involved women, adolescents.

Learning Objectives:

o Participants will be able to identify unique behavioral health considerations for women and girls

o Participants will be able to describe evidence-based practices which promote resilience and recovery among women

o Participants will be able to define gender-responsive practices which cross prevention, mental health and addictions treatment and recovery fields

o Participants will exchange research and practice-based experience and effective practices for working with women including adolescent girls, women in the military and military families, justice-involved women and women from different cultural groups

o Participants will be able to define recovery-oriented outcomes for serving women and girls

To see the Learning Clusters click HERE!

To see Featured Speakers Bios Click HERE!

To see a full list of Speakers & Facilitators click HERE!

Download the CONFERence program HERE!



Contact Information

  • To return to the conference website for more information click HERE

    To reserve a room today

    Hurry to reserve your room at the special Conference Rate of $133 per night!

    For conference questions please call:
    858-573-2600 Ex. 1700
    Kristen Murphy kmurphy2@mhsinc.org

Payment Instructions

  • Fees: 
    Double Up ($395 each): $790
    Regular (After June 1, 2012): $450

    Methods of Payment:

    All payments must be in US currency, drawn on a U.S. bank, and received prior to the conference.

    Pay with a Credit Card:

    * American Express, Visa, Discover or Master Card Accepted

    * Pay online via credit card check: If you select this method of payment, your registration will not be complete until your check has been received and cleared. You will receive an e-mail confirmation once your registration is complete.    

    Pay with a Check:

    * Checks must be mailed to: Mental Health Systems, Inc. Attn: Training Department, 9465 Farnham Street San Diego, CA 92123

    * Checks will not be accepted after June 30th, 2012.


    • Cancellation requests postmarked on or before June 20th, 2012 will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee
    • Cancellation requests postmarked between June 21 and July 5th, 2012 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee
    • Transfer of registration fees to another person may be requested by contacting Lorena Duarte at lduarte@mhsinc.org
    • Registration cancellations must be made in writing to:Mental Health Systems, Inc. Attn: Lorena Duarte 9465 Farnham Street San Diego, CA 92123
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