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2024 System of Care Academy

The System of Care (SOC) Academy celebrated its 10th anniversary with the theme Celebrating our System of Care:  Past, Present & Future. The Academy was convened by Kentucky’s Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health America of Kentucky. 

Each year, SOC Academy serves a diverse audience that includes advocates, clinicians, case managers, prevention specialists, peer support specialists, educators, faith-based leaders, psychologists/psychiatrists, child care providers, Family Resource & Youth Services Center staff, juvenile justice staff, family and juvenile services staff, community-based services staff, child welfare staff, public health staff, families and youth with lived experience, interested community members, and more. SOC Academy featured nine sessions by national and state leaders May 7th – June 6th, with attendance per session ranging from 118 – 321. The Academy hosted 1515 attendees with registrants who represented 19 states and two countries. 


We were able to again offer this learning opportunity virtually in order to reach a broader audience and provide expanded access to valuable content, and the recordings are available for online viewing. Click the View Presenters button for session details.  


Click the Exhibitor Information button to check out the Academy’s 2024 exhibitors. If you would like to be one of next year’s exhibitors, email Diane.Gruen-Kidd@ky.gov. If you would like to be added to the SOC Academy’s email distribution list, email Lea.Taylor@ky.gov


Join us for the 2025 SOC Academy! Dates to be announced.

2024 System Of Care Academy Virtual Exhibitor Opportunity

Virtual Exhibitor Opportunity

Diane.Gruen-Kidd@ky.gov is the point of contact for all questions and emails expressing interest in participating. You may reach out to her directly.

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