Submit Your Workshop Proposal

Proposal Deadline: Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 5pm

If you are selected to present a workshop, up to two presenters will receive a discounted conference registration rate. Additional presenters are welcome but normal registration rates will apply. (Note that the presenter discount applies only to the main conference on May 10 and not to the pre-conference workshops on May 9, for which an additional registration fee will be charged.) See the full list of application questions.

Workshop Schedule

Thursday, May 9
  • 10am – 1pm: Pre-conference workshops and lunch
  • 2pm – 5pm: SBHC Site Visit
  • 5pm – 6:30pm: Reception and poster presentations
Friday, May 10
  • 9 am – 5 pm: Plenary, workshops, and exhibits
Saturday, May 11
  • 9:30am – 3pm: Youth Gathering (for youth attendees only)


There will be 3 workshop sessions on Friday, May 10, each lasting 75 minutes, with approximately 6-8 concurrent workshops. Each workshop is expected to draw between 20 and 60 participants.

Workshop Topics of Interest

We are open to workshop proposals on any school health topic but are particularly interested in the following:

Academic Achievement and School-Based Health Initiatives
Workshops on improving academic achievement of students through school-based health initiatives, programs, and services to address absenteeism, school climate, classroom behavior, and performance. Topics can include: school and school-based health partnerships to improve academic achievement, school climate models, innovative practices, and/or data collection and sharing.

Beyond the Clinic Walls
Workshops that focus on programming and efforts of staff outside of their school-based health center. Topics can include: Care of Service Team (COST) meeting best practices, school staff relationship building, staff wellness, community health research/efforts, etc.

Mental Health & Trauma, Resilience, & Healing Tools & Best Practices
Workshops that capture best practices and strategies for implementing integrated mental health services to student populations. Topics can include approaches to addressing trauma through resilience and healing groups, evidence-based practices and programs, psychoeducation groups for socio-emotional and/or behavioral health outcomes, trauma-informed and healing-centered schoolwide approaches (e.g. trauma-informed school culture and climate activities), or multi-tiered systems of support.

Prevention and Population Health
Workshops that strengthening prevention and population health by connecting clinical care with public health approaches. Topics can include group or classroom health education, creation of healthier environments, or efforts to address the social determinants of health.

Operations, Business Systems, & Sustainability
Workshops on financing, health care and delivery systems, such as new payment models, investment in population health, and coordination with other health care organizations. Topics can include how school-based health models have created sustainable funding for school mental health services, worked with health plans to fund school-based programs, coordinated patient care with other health care providers, or implemented information sharing and data systems with other health organizations.

Support for Immigrant and Undocumented Communities
Workshops that give attention to bringing health care and services to undocumented students and their families. Topics can include innovative outreach strategies, inclusive service strategies and environments, and strategies to support students that have experienced major obstacles to health care associated with social and economic disadvantages and historical and contemporary injustices.  

Youth Engagement and Development
Workshops for adult allies or youth program facilitators that focus on youth engagement principles, best practices for programming, and youth development facilitation. Workshop topics can include: curricula development and implementation, strategies for recruitment, creating sustainable youth programming, etc.

Other School-based Health
Workshops on a variety of education and health topics, including: recent research in children’s health and learning, policy issues impacting health and schools, or any other topic we did not think of!

For questions or concerns, please email Molly Baldridge ( with the subject line: 2019 Conference RFW.