Who should attend?
Anyone in the community who cares for or about adolescents, including parents, teachers, coaches, individuals and families directly affected by mental health concerns, and mental health professionals. Students ages 14-18, entering 9th-12th grade or 2022 graduates are also welcome.

Will students 14-18 have a different program?
Students are encouraged to attend the presentation panel and will be provided with lunch. An interactive breakout session for teens only will be offered in the afternoon. Students wishing to attend other breakouts should contact nrcinstitute@thechicagoschool.edu to discuss suitability as most sessions are targeted for adults.

Where will the 2022 conference be held?
The conference will be held in person at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). We will be in the large auditorium for the presentation panel and use classrooms for the afternoon breakout sessions. We intend to live stream the panel for those who cannot be with us in person. (NOTE: Should an in person event of this size be against Covid-19 mandates, the conference will shift to a 100% virtual format via Zoom).

ETHS is huge. Where do I park and where do I enter?
Please park in the Dodge lot directly across from the high school and enter through Door 1 (Main Entrance). Should you park in the back of the school, please enter through Door 2 and continue to the Main Office section of the building (follow the signs or request volunteer help). The school is accessible by public transportation.

How do I register and how much does it cost?
Online registration opens Monday 5/2/22. Those unable to register online should call 312.467.2552 for help. Regular adult registration is $45 per person, CE/CEUs are an added $25. Partial and full scholarships available by calling 312.467.2552 or emailing nrcinstitute@thechicagoschool.edu. Students ages 14-18 entering grades 9-12 and 2022 graduates may attend free of charge.

What is included in my registration fee?
Your ticket fee includes the full conference; presentation panel, exhibit hall, lunch, and two breakout sessions. It does not include CEUs.

Do I have to use PayPal? No. While this may appear to be your only option, simply click on the green “Complete your order” button and you will be taken to the payment screen where you can enter a credit card.

How do I get the breakout sessions I want? Register as soon as you can. We cannot exceed room capacity. There is a place on the registration form to list sessions you would like to be moved to if space becomes available.

Do I have to attend the whole thing?
Your best value is to attend the full day as tickets are not prorated. However, you may choose not to select breakout sessions during registration and attend the panel only. Should you wish to miss the panel and attend the breakouts only, or will be arriving late, please let us know in advance by emailing nrcinstitute@thechicagoschool.edu so that we do not count you as a “no show” and give away your breakout slots.

Can I earn Continuing Education (CE) Credits/Units? 
We are offering up to 5 CEs/CEUs for Psychologists as well as Illinois State Counselors and Social Workers (LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW), to those who attend the full panel presentation (2.5 CE/CEUs) as well as both breakouts (1.25 CE/CEUs each) in person. The registration form will show any sessions that are ineligible. You will need to sign in and out of the panel as well as the breakouts you attend. Up to three certificates will be received once all requirements for attendance and evaluation have been met. CE/CEUs will also be available to our online/livestream viewers.

Is there a charge for Continuing Education (CE) Credits/Units?
The fee is $25 whether you attend for a half or full day.

I am interested in being a sponsor. Who should I contact?
Information for Sponsors can be found here https://naomicoheninstitute.org/conferences/exhibitor-sponsor-information/. You may also contact Tracy Levine at 312.467.2512

Will lunch be provided?
Boxed lunches will be provided and are included in your registration fee.

What are you doing about Covid?
In consultation with the City of Evanston we have determined that the conference may be held in person (as of 5/23/22). We will require that all participants show proof of full vaccination or negative PCR test (within 72 hours) for entry. We continue to check the evolving guidance released by the CDC and all federal, state, and local government (City of Evanston) mandates, to provide an environment that is as safe as possible for all event participants. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available on site. Our capacity is well within the venue’s guidelines and allows for social distancing. Additional updates will be posted here.

When does registration close? Will I be able to register the day of?
Online registration will close 6/10/22. Walk-in registration will be available the day of the conference, but breakout sessions may have limited availability.