The 2012 Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment (JMATE) offers a unique opportunity for practice, research and recovery communities to exchange ideas and data, thereby moving the field of adolescent treatment toward effective, evidence-based and promising practices.

Who Should Attend

* Adolescent treatment researchers, evaluators, and data managers

* Project directors and clinical supervisors and/or clinicians involved in delivering services under CSAT or other Federally funded grants (this may qualify towards annual meeting requirements)

* Federal, State, local and private foundation policy makers

* Youth, families and other members of the recovery community


The 2012 JMATE theme is “Collaborating and Integrating to Support Youth and Families in an Era of Change.” Within the current era of change and reform in treatment and numerous other systems, stakeholders serving youth—adolescents ages 12–17 years and transitional age youth 18–27 years—need to develop meaningful ways to coordinate and, in some cases, integrate their services while maintaining youth and family voices. The 2012 JMATE will serve as a platform for these stakeholders to gather to learn and share information about evidence-based practices (EBPs), youth and family issues, and effective collaboration and integration strategies.

The current era of change spans many fields and cuts across multiple levels:

• A young people’s recovery movement that includes greater listening to youth and families in directing their care and their need to learn about recovery from their peers
• Preparing the field for healthcare reform (including meaningful use and health information technology)
• Changes in Federal funding for substance use disorder treatment
• Integration of substance use disorder and mental health treatment into behavioral health services
• Expanding substance use disorder and mental health treatment into primary care
• School-based health care
• No Child Left Behind Act and education policy changes and modifications that may expand resources for treatment
• Second Chance Act for offender re-entry, increase in diversion funding, and other changes in juvenile justice
• Increasing demand for recovery support services

The 2012 JMATE includes six concentration track areas:

• Treatment and Recovery Systems Collaboration and Integration
• Youth and Families
• Evidence-Based Practices
• Juvenile Justice
• School-Based and Recovery Services
• Special Topics

About the Next Meeting


Tuesday, April 10 through Thursday, April 12, 2012.
Conference Hours: 8:30 a.m April 10th until 1:30 p.m. on April 12th. There is NO REGISTRATION FEE to attend the 2012 JMATE conference.                                                                                    

Please send inquiries to


Washington Hilton Hotel
1919 Connecticut Ave., NW,                                    
Washington, District of Columbia, 20009                              
Phone: 1-202-483-3000

Click here to reserve a room at the Washington Hilton Hotel for the 2012 JMATE conference.


Individual and Panel Presentations, Collaborative Plenaries, Technical Workshops, Poster Sessions, and Interactive Discussion Hours.

Recent Announcements

2012 JMATE Participant Directory

Click here to download 2012 JMATE Participant Directory

Continuing Education Units                             Please visit the CEUs page to obtain information on Continuing Education Credits and General Attendance certificates for the 2012 JMATE conference.                         

Please visit the agenda page to access the complete meeting agenda.

2012 JMATE Registration is now closed.           Please contact the JMATE Planning Group at if you have any questions.            

2010 JMATE Program                                            Click here to access the 2010 JMATE program.  

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