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The Association for Addiction Professionals

2017 NEBHC Call for Presentations

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals and Orion Healthcare, in partnership with Nebraska Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 2017 Annual Nebraska Behavioral Health Conference: Success, Resiliency, and Recovery in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE, April 11-13. 

Our annual statewide behavioral health conference offers a multi-disciplinary approach which allows participants to engage in an opportunity to grow Nebraska’s systems of care. This conference will examine the evolving landscape by turning to those with firsthand experience, and those redefining the behavioral healthcare field. Attendees will learn from the presenter’s experience and knowledge to integrate new ideas and to leverage change. Participants will receive critical new tools for Success, Resiliency, and Recovery.

The conference will be designed for a wide range of attendees to include the following:

  • Adult peer support specialists, family peer support specialists, providers, clinicians, care managers,health and behavioral health managed care organizations;
  • Adults, family members, youth, and young adults who utilize behavioral health services;
  • Individuals from child and adult-serving agencies, such as mental health, child welfare, justice, education, substance use, primary care, early care and education, and systems for transition-age youth and young adults;
  • Federal, State, tribal, territorial, and local policy makers, administrators, planners, leaders, and advocates;
  • Educators, technical assistance providers, and evaluators; and
  • Medical and legal professionals.

Submissions: Everyone is invited to submit presentation proposals for breakout sessions and plenary sessions.

Presentation Topics
Presenter Benefits
Selection Criteria
Person First Language

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm CST.

Notification of Selection: Chosen presenters will be notified of their selection by email by February 15, 2017.


Presentation Topics

The Division of Behavioral Health believes in three simple principles: Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, and People Recover. We are calling of workshop proposals that offer unique educational experiences and are seeking current and relevant information within these topics:

  1. Prevention: Discussions of prevention programs/activities and the use of evidence-based practices incorporated within those programs/activities. Presentations shall include prevention messages related to one of the following suicide prevention, underage drinking, prescription drug misuse, marijuana use, binge drinking, and mental health promotion.
  2. Treatment: There are many individual paths to recovery that differ in the array of treatment and supportive services for serious emotional disturbances, mental health, and substance use disorders. Discussions should aim to enhance clinical and professional knowledge by providing information about topics such as co-occurring conditions, complex needs, telehealth, evidence based practices, medical problems and comorbid psychiatric illness, neurocognitive disorders, personality disorders, treatment options, treatment in a variety of settings, treatment planning, assessments, neurobiology, or psychopharmacology, and the important role in promoting health and recovery.
  3. Recovery and Whole Health Wellness Support: Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. Presentations should focus on recovery-oriented supports, such as peer support, that offer person/family-centered and self-directed approaches that build on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families and communities when making decisions for their sustained health, wellness, and recovery journeys.
  4. Cultural & Linguistic Competency or Trauma-Informed Care: Presentations should provide tools on how to enhance ability to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services and/or deliver a trauma informed approach to the delivery of behavioral health services for consumers, youth, and their families.
  5. System of Care: System of Care is an organizational philosophy and framework that involves collaboration across government and private agencies, providers, families, and youth for the purpose of improving access and expanding the array of coordinated community-based culturally and linguistically competent services and supports for children and youth and their families. Presentations should focus on the priority outcomes of the NESOC initiative, which can be located here:
  6. Behavioral Health Workforce Development: Presentations shall provide education and training materials related to areas such as addressing workforce shortages, advancing Nebraska’s talented workforce, ethics training, peer support workforce development, etc.

Presenter Benefits

  • Presenters will receive a complimentary conference registration.
  • Promotion of your name and credentials in all electronic and print marketing materials, where appropriate.
  • Networking opportunities.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • All sections of the application are complete.
  • Presentation description is clearly written.
  • Learning objectives are clearly stated.
  • Session structure and organization are clearly defined.
  • Presentation for Provider Session is supported by evidence-based data from research or demonstrated results.
  • Presenters have sufficient experience and knowledge of the subject matter.
  • Presentation is not used to market products or services, and is free from commercial bias.


The views expressed in conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators at the conference do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations does not imply endorsement by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Person First Language

Presenters shall refrain from using terminology that perpetuates the negative stigma surrounding those who have been impacted by behavioral health challenges. Presenters shall use Person First Language which refers to a person by name or role for groups of people, and not their diagnosis in conversations and dialogues; it illustrates the humanity and personhood of the individual. Person First Language should take place both in public and private conversations. People who have been impacted by behavioral health shall be referred to in hopeful terms with a focus on meaning and purpose.

Additional Questions?

Please email HeidiAnne Werner with any other presentation-related questions. For general conference-related questions, please contact NAADAC at or 800.548.0497.