Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson


Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:00A.M. to 3:30P.M.
(Check-in and registration start at 8:00A.M.)

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Registration Fees

All are Welcome!

  • Free for parents, caregivers, youth, young adults, and their family members.
  • $15 per person for professionals; payments must be received by NAMI Virginia before the Summit

Please note: Walk-up registration will not be available at the Summit.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond - Midlothian
1021 Koger Center Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23235

Driving Directions 


Sarah Wilson
(804) 285-8264, ext. 203

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Special thanks to the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration for their generous support of this event.


Join us for our 6th Annual Event!

This year we have expanded our workshops and tracks in order to offer you the best possible learning experience. We are also excited to have Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson as our keynote speaker. Known best for her work in Trauma Informed Care, Dr. Sampson-Jackson will be focusing on the other side of trauma, RESILIENCY, and its important role in overcoming adversity. Sharing her newest talk, Resiliency through Connection, Dr. Sampson-Jackson builds on her renowned TedTalk, arguing that relationships, are indeed, the premier evidence based practice. Don't miss out!

Who Should Attend? Parents and caregivers of children, youth, and/or young adults with mental health or co-occurring needs, youth, family members, individuals living with mental illness, professionals (including mental health providers), public policy makers, community leaders and all others interested in children and youth with mental health needs. 

There will be three Summit "tracks" taking place concurrently -- each track will have its own registration:

  1.  For parents, caregivers, family members and professionals (click here to register)
  2. For middle school aged youth (click here to register)
  3. For high school aged youth (click here to register)

Our Family and Youth Leadership Summit is free to attend for youth/young adults who have lived experience with mental health conditions, their parents, caregivers and their family members. The   registration fee for professionals and other community members is $15. Please note fee is non-refundable.


Stipends & Scholarships

Child care and travel stipends are available upon request during the registration process to every parent and caregiver. Travel stipends are provided at the conclusion of the Summit while childcare stipends are mailed afterwards. Attendance is required for both.

All lodging scholarships have already been provided. If you need assistance, consider taking advantage of our learning and leadership scholarships. You can learn more here.


Registation will be open until Friday, April 6, 2017. 

There will not be walk-up registration at the convention.

Hotel Stay

DoubleTree by Hilton

1021 Koger Center Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23235

Call (804) 379-3800, to make reservations. Unfortunately the discounted room block was dropped on March 23rd, however you can still ask to see if they will honor the $109 discount rate at this point. Make sure to mention 'NAMI' (National Alliance on Mental Illness)


Thank you to our breakout level sponsors