2024 System Of Care Academy

The System of Care (SOC) Academy is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the theme Celebrating our System of Care: Past, Present & Future, and we have an opportunity for you to broadly share information about your agency! For more details, see the below Exhibitor Opportunity flyer. 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.

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. Last year SOC Academy was offered as a learning series, and it hosted 1438 attendees representing 32 states with attendance per session ranging from 93 – 450.


The 2024 Academy kicks off on May 7th and will wrap-up on June 6th . We are celebrating its 10th anniversary by offering 10 sessions from national and state leaders.


The Academy is convened by Kentucky’s Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health America of Kentucky.


Continuing education units will be available, and this website will be updated as approved. American Sign Language (ASL Interpreters) and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available upon request.  Stay tuned for more information!

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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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