Conference Registration

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Keynote Speaker: Derek Clark

Derek Clark’s life is one of resilience and redemption. As a child, he suffered unthinkable child abuse, abandonment and emotional distress before being turned over to the psychiatric hospital at age five. His 13 years in the San Francisco bay area foster care system reflected an early life of humiliation, aggression, emotional distress, overwhelming anxiety and being wrongfully labeled. Eventually, with the help of foster parents, a fantastic social worker and mentors, he defied the artificial limitations imposed upon him.

Derek knows first-hand how to cope with adversity and overcoming hardship. His past has never held him back from accomplishing what he set his heart and mind to. His true-life trials and personal triumphs have inspired organizations worldwide with his message of resilience, hope, courage, unwavering perseverance and redemption.

Hotel Lodging

Conference registrants will need to book hotel nights directly with Perdido Beach Resort. Room rates vary based on view.

Angled Beach View: $89
Pass View: $99
Gulf/Pool View: $109
Direct Gulf Front View: $129
*price does not include lodging tax*

To make reservations by phone contact 1-800-634-8001. Group rate code is 15719.

The Perdido Beach Resort will accept reservations, provided there are available rooms at the hotel until Monday, October 18, 2021.

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Professional Development

NBCC Credit is pending for noted sessions on the agenda. AL Social Workers CEUs are available for full conference agenda. CE Number: 05710581.

Conference Attire

Casual, comfortable clothing is encouraged. Jeans are appropriate for this Conference!

Would you like to be Certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid?

We are offering Conference attendees the option to attend a Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification course.

This course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

The course will be on Wednesday, November 10th, from 8:00am-3:30pm. The cost to attend this course is $100. Class can be added to cart when you select your registration type.

A Very Special Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors, Exhibitors and Therapy Market Vendors!



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Conference registrations cancelled less than 60 but more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees. Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund. Please call the JCMF directly for all Conference registration cancellations.

Phone: (251) 971-3633