MHA and VOA Second Annual Conference
April 8-9, 2019 Tracy Center – Baton Rouge
The Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge (MHA) has been in operation since 1954 when it began as an organization promoting advocacy and education on mental illness and related issues. MHA has grown to include programs for adults with severe and persistent mental illness and individuals suffering from substance addictions in the Greater Baton Rouge area and statewide.
Established in Baton Rouge in 1921, Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge now serves a nineteen (19) parish area. Our vision is to engage the energy and spirit of the people of South Louisiana, to care for our neighbors who need help today, and to build healthier, more compassionate communities for tomorrow.
Conference Theme and Speakers
The Conference Theme is Anxiety. According to the American Psychiatry Association 2018 survey, “The national anxiety score – derived by mean scores on a 0-100 scale, is 51, a fivepoint jump since 2017. Increases in anxiety scores were seen across age groups, across people of different race/ethnicity and among men and women.” This marked increase in anxiety on all levels will guide the keynote speakers and workshops. Regional speakers will address a variety of aspects including pharmacology, alternative treatments, anxiety induced by trauma and living with anxiety.
Audience and CEUs
This conference is for social workers, licensed clinical therapists, addiction counselors, first responders and others working in the field of Behavioral Health. The conference will provide a total of 12-14 CEUs including ethics options. MHA and Volunteers of America, anticipate well over 250 attendees. Early Bird Registration – $145 until February 28, 2019 Please contact Stephanie Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship interest. For conference registration and information www.mhagbr.com
Conference Sponsorship Levels
MHA Exhibitor Invitation
Please join MHA for the 2nd Annual Conference April 8-9, 2019 at the Tracy Center in Baton Rouge.
There will be an estimated 250 conference attendees including Social Workers, Licensed Practicing Therapists, Addiction Counselors and others on the front lines of behavioral health. All of the attendees will have a vested interest in learning about your products and services. This year we are pleased to offer a new forum for connecting through tabletop exhibits.
Tabletop Exhibits will be featured ringing the ballroom of the Tracy Center and be accessible during from lunchtime on April 8 through the close of lunch on April 9. All meals served during this time period will take place. Exhibit registration will include one skirted table and two chairs. Registration cost is $250 per table top.
More information and registration links can be found on our website www.mhagbr.com. Full payment is required at the time of registration. There will be limited capacity the first year.
Exhibitor Move-in – April 8 from 8:00am – 11:00am
Exhibitor Move-out – April 9 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm
For questions or issues contact Andrea Dubiel at email@example.com or by calling 225.929.7674.
We look forward to your company/organization being a part of the second annual MHA conference. MHA has disseminated the Request for Proposals for presenters. If you have an interest in being a presenter and did not receive the RFP please let us know.