United Way of Broward to Host Annual Behavioral Health Conference

The United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention is teaming up with the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, Florida Department of Children and Families and the Farris Foundation to host the 7th Annual “Behavioral Health Conference: The Power of Prevention.” The two-day conference on May 10 and May 11 at the Signature Grand in Davie will help raise community awareness and support for behavioral health and substance use prevention.

The event will host renowned psychologists, professors, trauma and grief specialists, DEI experts and prevention specialists who will provide professional insight into the critical industry. The Conference will offer a two-day forum where participants will network with leaders in behavioral health and discuss research, policy and practice issues. Featured speakers will include Dr. Victor Schwartz, MD, DLFAPA, CEO, Director at Mind Strategies, LLC.; Nora McInerny, Best-Selling Author & “Terrible Thanks for Asking” Podcast Host; Dr. Atiya Abdelmalik, Nurse, Certified Coach, Author & Community Engagement Practitioner; Dr. Mimi Graham, Director of Florida State University Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy; Derreck Kayongo, Entrepreneur, Global Soap Project Founder, CNN Hero, and Former CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights; Justin & Alexis Black, Authors, Speakers & Business Owners; and Blake Evans Cohen, Co-founder of Next Level Recovery Associates, Inc. 

Primary topics to be featured at the conference include Special Topics and Initiatives, Professional Development, Innovation and Thought and Trauma-Informed Preventions. Licensed Clinicians and Certified Professionals can also earn CEU credits. Vanessa James (pictured) will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies on both days. James is one of Miami’s premier bi-lingual, female multi-media personalities providing services as an experienced content creator, entertainment correspondent and brand ambassador.

To register for the event, which includes breakfast and lunch, visit UnitedWayBroward.org/BHC2022 by April 26. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Adriana LeCorgne at [email protected] or 954.618.9931.

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