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Date July 6th - 9th, 2008
Time  
Sponsor Adoption Resource Center (ARC) Summer Intensives: General Information & History
Conference The Narrative Essence of Adoption & Complex Blended Families
Location Provincetown Theater, Provincetown, MA
Hyperlink Click here for the ARC 2008 Brochure
Notes Every myth, bible story and fairy tale has a bit of an adoption theme; many books and movies do as well! This year's ARC Summer Intensives will look at the aspects of adoption that build a story and will use narrative therapy, digital stories, and movies to discuss the many emotional and psychological elements that can make adoption a challenge and a joy for all involved.


 

Date October 11, 2008
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsor  
Conference Grandparents Raising or Caring For Grandchildren Conference
Location

RWJ Hamilton Health and Fitness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Rd. Mercerville, NJ

Hyperlink  
Notes

Do you have a significant role in taking care of your grandchildren? This informative conference can give you some insights into meeting that important responsibility.
Program:
“Gang Awareness” - Mercer County Sheriff’s officer will tell you what to look for and how to protect your grandchildren.
“Loss: Helping Your Grandchildren Emotionally”- Mary Lou Pizzullo, DECO, ACB, Aftercare Coordinator for Saul Funeral Homes
“ Parenting - Then and Now" - Nadira Keaton, MSC, School Based Therapist, Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare
“Health Resources for Families of Children with Medical and Other Special Needs” - Heather Lovero, LCSW, Family Counselor, Millhouse Pediatric Day Care
To register call ECHO (609) 695-4151


 

Date November 1, 2008
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsor  
Conference Grandparents Raising or Caring For Grandchildren Conference
Location

Covenant Presbyterian Church, 471 Parkway Ave. [Corner with Parkside] Ewing, NJ

Hyperlink  
Notes

Do you have a significant role in taking care of your grandchildren? This informative conference can give you some insights into meeting that important responsibility.
Program:
“Gang Awareness” - Mercer County Sheriff’s officer will tell you what to look for and how to protect your grandchildren.
“Loss: Helping Your Grandchildren Emotionally”- Mary Lou Pizzullo, DECO, ACB, Aftercare Coordinator for Saul Funeral Homes
“ Parenting - Then and Now" - Nadira Keaton, MSC, School Based Therapist, Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare
“Health Resources for Families of Children with Medical and Other Special Needs” - Heather Lovero, LCSW, Family Counselor, Millhouse Pediatric Day Care
To register call ECHO (609) 695-4151


 

Date December 9, 2008
Time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sponsor International Institute of NJ
Conference Customer Service and Cultural Competence
Location William Paterson University, Valley Road Campus
Hyperlink  
Notes Every client service effort begins with finding out what clients' value and engaging every employee in the discovery and delivery process. Systems and organizations need to achieve sustainable effectiveness, not short-term responses to immediate challenged. Working together, we advance sound thinking that builds a foundation for a successful future implementation of the cultural competency into every level of the agency's operation.
Mental health agencies' staff will conduct workshops and talk about their unique experiences and interventions. You will learn what worked and what didn't for them and how they focus on diversity and cultural competence implementation changed their lives.


 
Date January 16-18, 2008
Time  
Sponsor Society For Social Work and Research
Conference SSWR Thirteenth Annual conference
Research That promotes Sustainability and (Re) Builds Strengths
Location Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA
Hyperlink http://www.sswr.org/conferences.php
Notes The SSWR Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, from workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS.


 

Date January 26-30, 2008
Time  
Sponsor Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Conference 23rd Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment
Location Town and Country Resort and Convention Center,
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
Hyperlink www.chadwickcenter.org/conference.htm
Notes
The San Diego Conference focuses on multi-disciplinary best-practice efforts to prevent, if possible, or otherwise to investigate, treat, and prosecute child and family maltreatment. The objective of the San Diego Conference is to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of all forms of maltreatment including those related to family violence and substance abuse as well as to enhance investigative and legal skills. Issues concerning support for families, prevention, leadership, policy making and translating the latest research into action are also addressed.


 

Date February 21 - 25, 2009
Time  
Sponsor Association of Maternal & child Health programs
Conference AMCHP's 2009 Annual Conference
Launching Maternal and Child Health: Opportunities for a New Era
Location Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Hyperlink http://www.amchp.org/Events/Pages/AMCHPAnnualConference.aspx
Notes AMCHP's 2009 Conference will be an event to remember - the first national MCH conference post-Election Day 2008. The conference will highlight important trends and things to consider moving into a new era in Washington and across the nation. Join your colleagues for educational workshops, informative skills-building trainings, and engaging plenary sessions on critical MCH topics. And of course, there will be plenty of time to network, share stories, and gather resources at AMCHP's premiere MCH exhibition



 
Date February 23 - 25, 2009
Time  
Sponsor Center For Family Connections in Collaboration With: Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
Conference Fourth International Conference on Post Adoption Services
Location Hotel Marlowe 
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hyperlink http://www.kinnect.org/training.html#ACTION
Notes ACTION proposes an international collaboration among many grass roots organizations, individuals, and agencies. The purpose of ACTION is not to debate what is right and wrong with the adoption process, but to work together to provide the best possible training, treatment, services, and psycho-educational tools for families and children, and for the professionals who work with them worldwide. ACTION has begun to establish a network that will exchange ideas, knowledge, models, and resources to provide the best possible services for all members of the extended "Family of Adoption."



 
Date February 23 - 25, 2009
Time  
Sponsor Child Welfare League of America
Conference CWLA 2009 National Conference, Children Today...America's Future!
Location Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
Hyperlink http://www.cwla.org/conferences/ShowConference.asp?CONF=NATIONAL&YEAR=2009
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Date February 23-25, 2009
Time All Day
Sponsor Center For Family Connections
Conference 4th International ACTION Conference on Post Adoption Services
Location Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge, MA
Hyperlink http://kinnect.org
Notes We invite you to attend, present, collaborate, exhibit or advertise!  Call for proposals attached ~ Deadline August 20, 2008.
Further information will be available shortly. Contact Katherine Walker at 617-547-0909 or katherinew@kinnect.org
with any questions.



 
Date March 6, 2009
Time

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Registration 8:00 a.m.

Sponsor

New Jersey Department of Children and Families
New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect

Conference

Working together to Create Child and Family Focused Systems
Statewide Biennial Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Location

East Brunswick Hilton
3 Tower Center Boulevard, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Hyperlink  
Notes  



 
Date March 28, 2009
Time  
Sponsor Adoption Community of New England, Inc.
Conference 36th Annual New England Adoption Conference
Location Bellingham, MA
Hyperlink http://adoptioncommunityofne.org
Notes  


 

Date March 30 - April 4, 2009
Time  
Sponsor The Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Conference 17th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
Focusing on the Future: Strengthening Families and Communities
Location Atlanta, GA
Hyperlink www.pal-tech.com/government/?subsec=44
Notes The Conference theme, "Focusing on the Future: Strengthening Families and Communities", reflects our resolve to ensure that every child enjoys a healthy family life in a nurturing community. It emphasizes the need for prevention and comprehensive services to address co-occurring disorders and highlights evidence-based approaches to improving practice and systems.


 

Date April 19 - 22, 2009
Time  
Sponsor National Indian Child Welfare Association
Conference 27th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
Location Peppermill Resort Casino
2707 South Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89502
Hyperlink www.nicwa.org/conference/
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Date April 22 - 25, 2009
Time  
Sponsor American Adoption Congress
Conference 30th Annual Conference
Location

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Cleveland • 1100 Carnegie Avenue • Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Hyperlink www.americanadoptioncongress.org/national_conferences.php
Notes

For adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents, former youth in foster care, foster parents, siblings, adoption professionals, students, public policy makers, teachers, nurses, or anyone interested in learning about the life-long process of adoption. All participants will have extraordinary opportunities to learn from one another and to gain a deeper understanding of their own adoption or foster experience. The event offers personal and professional perspectives on adoption and fostering. The workshops and general sessions provide the latest in research, public policy development, clinical practice, support and adoption reform. In all, nearly 70 workshops will be presented during the conference. An adoption film festival will be held, with the screening of a different film every night.
To see AAC 2009 Conference program please click here


 
Date May 6 - 8, 2009
Time  
Sponsor Daniel Memorial Institute
Conference 16th Annual National Foster Care Conference “Footsteps to the Future”
Location Daytona Beach, Florida
Hyperlink http://www.danielkids.org/sites/web/content.cfm?id=275
Notes

As programs across North America grow, there is an increasing need for conferences aimed at helping established programs and professionals increase their effectiveness. Daniel Memorial Institute's National Foster Care Conference will offer numerous seminars, general sessions, workshops and exhibits, plus networking opportunities for those seriously interested in improving their program and/or parenting skills.
One of the main missions of Daniel Memorial Institute is to help professionals, clients and their respective organizations establish and maintain an effective and comprehensive Foster Care Program.
For the past 16 years Daniel Memorial Institute has been sponsoring this highly informative and educational conference throughout the United States. This year's Foster Care Conference will address a wide variety of problems facing Foster Care Specialists, Foster Parents and various Social Service Professionals who desire to enhance their skills in order to create the best foster home environment. Each general session and workshop will present innovative ideas on how those of us working with youth can deal with these ever-changing situations.


 

Date July 11 - 15, 2009
Time All Day
Sponsor National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
Conference 22nd Annual National Conference
Location Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 North Second Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
(602) 252-1234
Hyperlink http://www.nadona.org/cart/products.php?cat=11
Notes nationalccdp@aol.com


 

Date July 27 - 31, 2009
Time  
Sponsor Generations United
Conference Generations United's 15th International Conference
Location Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
 
Hyperlink http://www.gu.org/GU_Co7281494.asp
Notes Attend a Strong Conference
The Generations United conference offers opportunities for all attendees to enjoy learning about the state-of-the art showcase of intergenerational programs, practices, policies, and research from around the world.  The GU Conference fosters new and creative intergenerational programming, enhances and strengthens current local, national and international practice, and supports effective public policy initiative that all share the goal of improving the lives of people of all ages and connecting generations.
Strength in Numbers
Over 400 practitioners, innovators, legends, leaders, experts, administrators, managers, academics, and advocates in a variety of youth and aging fields come together to explore intergenerational topics and issues

 

Date August 12-15, 2009
Time All Day
Sponsor NACAC 35th Annual Conference: Call for Proposal
Conference  
Location Columbus, Ohio
Hyperlink  
Notes If you can help parents, professionals, and advocates gain skills and knowledge, please consider presenting at NACAC’s 35th annual conference on August1 2–15, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio.
Until Friday, October 17, 2008, NACAC encourages adoptive and foster parents, child welfare professionals, adoptees, birth parents, former foster youth, researchers, therapists, and other child advocates to submit workshop and institute proposals for the 2009 conference. Three-hour institutes will take place on Thursday, August 13. Ninety-minute workshops will be scheduled from Thursday morning through Saturday afternoon. Click here for details:
http://www.nacac.org/conference/proposals.html


 
Date August 29-30, 2009
Time All Day
Sponsor  
Conference Weekend of Solutions with Dr Ronald S. Federici and heather T. Forbes, LCSW
Location Marriott, Bethesda, Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD, 20814
Hyperlink http://www.weekendofsolutions.com/
Notes This comprehensive training will cover the spectrum of parenting children with trauma histories. It will lead you through a new understanding of Crisis Management,Proper Diagnostic Assessment, andEffective Parenting Solutions for children with trauma histories.
 


 
Date September 1 - 4, 2009
Time  
Sponsor Daniel Memorial Institute
Conference 22nd Annual National Independent Living Conference For Adults and Youth: “Growing Pains”
Location Nashville, Tennessee
Hyperlink http://www.danielkids.org/sites/web/content.cfm?id=331
Notes Growing Pains 2009 will offer numerous seminars, workshops and exhibits (plus Pre-Conference Institutes on Tuesday) to assist personnel who are dedicated to helping teens become competent, responsible, independent adults.
Join hundreds of youth-serving professional, advocates and young people as we reflect and celebrate 22 years of services and programming for youth. We will explore new information, innovations and skills to strengthen our practice and professional development. Growing Pains 2009 will provide opportunities to reflect on the accomplishments of the past and focus on the successful future of our youth-services profession. 
Conference Schedule Example: To view a copy of the 2009 Brochure, click here
For a copy of the registration form:  Advance Registration Form


 

Date November 22, 2009
Time 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor Adoptive Parents Committee (APC)
Conference 29th Annual APC Conference
Location St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn,  NY  11201
Hyperlink http://adoptiveparents.org/2009APCConfBrochure.pdf  ; www.adoptiveparents.org
Notes "Adoption, Where the Joy Begins”;  Keynote speaker: Holly van Gulden, Adoption Counselor and co-author of “Real Parents, Real Children"


 

Date January 24-27, 2010
Time  
Sponsor CWLA
Conference "Children 2010 Leading a New Era" - CWLA National Conference
Location Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008
Hyperlink http://www.cwla.org/conferences/2010_RegProg1.pdf
Notes Our more than 50 informative and inspirational sessions can help transform your work! Use our conference flash drives to capture all the highlights… even the workshops you miss! Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) while you network and learn.


 

Date March 14-17, 2010
Time  
Sponsor National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Conference National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law
Location Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Hyperlink http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=vy5Jbtjcoc9W0d8QTDYwaw_3d_3d
Notes Join us next March in Las Vegas as NCJFCJ expands the scope of our national conference on juvenile justice to include diverse educational programs on the challenges faced by many children and families, such as child abuse and neglect, delinquency, domestic violence, and substance abuse. NCJFCJ will be working to involve allied organizations as part of this redesigned program to encourage a collaborative approach to improving outcomes for children, youth, families, victims and communities.

 

Date March 17 - 20, 2010
Time  
Sponsor Joined Council on International Children's Services
Conference

2010 Annual Conference, Medical Institute, And Adult Adoptee & Adoptive Family Conference

Location

Sheraton Baltimore City Center,  Baltimore, MD

Hyperlink http://www.jcics.org/Conference.htm
Notes  

 

Date April 29, 2010
Time 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sponsor New jersey State Bar Association
Children Rights Committee
New jersey State Bar Foundation
Conference Kinship Care Issuses
Location

New Jersey State Bar Foundation
One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1520

Hyperlink

www.njsbf.org

Notes

This conference is for people seeking or thinking of seeking guardianship of a child. Kinship Legal Guardianship is a legal option to become a child's legal guardian in order to provide a safe and stable home for a child. In all cases the child must have been living with the kinship caregiver for at least one year. In some instances the guardian can receive a stipend. This conference will assist those who have questions about taking guardianship, whether through a DCP&P case or by filing a private petition. It will also address the many distinctions between adoption and Kinship Legal Guardianship for those faced with making that decision. For participants who have already been awarded Kinship Legal Guardianship, the conference presenters will address on-going issues such as resources for children, and visitation and custody changes.
To view the flier please click here.

 

Date June 4, 2010
Time 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sponsor Culturally Competent Mental Health NJ
Conference Shifting Paradigms: Cultural Narratives of Trauma as a Foundation for Quality Care
Location Farleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus
1000 River Road
Teaneck , NJ 07666
Hyperlink http://june42010culturalnarrativesoftrauma.eventbrite.com/
Notes Across continents and cultures, traumatic events leave their mark on individuals, families and communities, whether through natural disasters, interpersonal violence or large scale events of man-made intention.  The past decade has witnessed a burgeoning professional literature on the impact of trauma, resulting in significant advances in trauma-based interventions.  This conference will examine the philosophy and practices behind the concept of trauma-informed systems of care, emphasizing cultural competence as a foundation for such care. Trauma-informed care presents a fundamental "paradigm shift" in how we approach assessment and intervention across services, populations and settings.  Set within the context of cultural competence, such systems of care demonstrate real potential for moving beyond treatment to foster healing and transformation. This conference will offer participants an array of learning experiences that present various aspects of culturally competent, trauma-informed systems of care, from the perspectives of professionals in the field, consumers and advocates.  

 

Date September 29 - October 3, 2010
Time  
Sponsor Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists
Conference Safety in Our hands: Helping Our Helpers Stay Healthy
Location

Delta Airport Hotel – Toronto, Canada

Hyperlink http://www.atss.info/2010_Conference/Call_For_Presenters_Form.pdf
Notes This conference is for and about those who serve.  Please submit your proposal  to conduct a workshop for the ATSS 2010 Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada, September 29 through October 3, 2010. Share your skills, expertise, knowledge and resources with your peers and colleagues.
Workshops can be 3 hours or 6 hours and focus on current research, best practices, innovative intervention strategies, special considerations of helping those who serve and maintaining wellness.

 

Date December 3, 2010
Time 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sponsor Rutgers Law School
Conference Grandparents ( and other relatives) Raising Children Conference
Location Rutgers Law School
123 Washington St.
Newark, NJ 07102
Hyperlink  
Notes Come, have all your questions answered and learn about your legal rights and those of the children. Find out about financial assistance programs, special education, gang prevention, mental health services and much more.
Admission is free, but registration is required. Please register by calling (973) 353- 3397 or emailing to Rmandelbaum@kinoy.rutgers.edu
Please register by November 19, 2010.

 

Date April 14-17, 2011
Time  
Sponsor American Adoption Congress
Conference AAC National Conference
Location Orlando, Florida
Hyperlink http://www.americanadoptioncongress.org/national_conferences.php
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Date May 18 -20, 2011
Time  
Sponsor National Citizen Review Panel
Conference Tenth Annual National Citizen Review Panel Conference: A Force for Change
Location

Marriott Charleston
35 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29401

Hyperlink http://www.uky.edu/SocialWork/crp/files/2011conf/2011-conference.pdf
Notes  

 

Date September 22, 2011
Time 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sponsor Programs For Parents Inc.
Conference Programs for Parents Grandparents Forum
Location Robert Treat Hotel Newark, NJ
Hyperlink http://www.programsforparents.net/about/upcoming-events
Notes Call Programs for Parents at 973-744-4050 extension 1075 for more information.


 
Date October 5, 2011
Time

8:30 AM to 3:45 PM

Sponsor

Gateway Northwest Maternal and Child Health Network

Conference

CURRENT ISSUES: Infant Mental Health & FASD
~Infant Mental Health, Neurobiology & Relationships
~Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – Across the Lifespan & Family Perspectives

Location

Saint Clare’s Hospital in the Urban Auditorium
25 Pocono Road, Denville, NJ 07834

Hyperlink  
Notes

This one day conference will present current research addressing the implications of the prenatal environment and early relationships in the areas of:
~Infant mental health and the neurobiology of the brain
~The nature of the earliest relationships and their impact on the developing brain
~Parental Reflective Function and the attachment relationship between parents and their babies.
This conference will provide an update on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and issues across the lifespan, including a family perspective.
To learn more please click here

 

Date February 16-17, 2012
Time  
Sponsor Open Minds
Conference The 2012 OPEN MINDS Best Management Practices Institute
Location Sheraton Key Resort
Clearwater Beach, Florida
Hyperlink http://www.openminds.com/best-management-practices-institute/agenda.htm
Notes  

 

Date February 26-29, 2012
Time  
Sponsor Child Welfare League of America
Conference Making Children a Priority: Leading Change
Child Welfare League of America National Conference
Location Washington, DC
Hyperlink  
Notes The conference will feature a number of renowned speakers, including:
Lucas Boyce
Dr. Michael DeGagne
Dr. William Bell
Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman
Representatives Karen Bass, Geoff Davis, Jim McDermott, and others.
We hope to see you there! For more details, visit the conference website.


 

Date May 9 - 11, 2012
Time  
Sponsor Daniel Memorial Institute
Conference 19th Annual National Foster care Conference
"Footsteps to the Future"
Location Orlando, Florida
Hyperlink  
Notes Our 2012 Conferences will offer numerous educational workshops, general sessions and exhibits, plus networking opportunities for those seriously interested in improving their professional skills and youth serving programs


 
Date May 16, 2012
Time 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sponsor Montclair State University
Co-sponsored by the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health (CAECMH),
Children’s Aid and Family Services, Inc. & West Bergen Mental Healthcare.
Conference Inaugural Todd Ouida Children’s Foundation Annual Conference
Strengthening the Supports: Enriching the “Everyday Leaders” Who Support
the Mental Health and Well-Being of Infants, Children and Families.
Location Montclair State University Conference Center
Hyperlink  
Notes Registration Fee of $40 includes breakfast, lunch and a resource CD.  For more information, please call (973) 655-6685.  Attendees will receive five (5) Social Work CEUs in accordance with #N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(b)4 or two (2) LPC Continuing Ed hours approved by NBCC. To register, please visit http://tocfconference.eventbrite.com


 
Date May 18, 2012
Time  
Sponsor APSAC - NJ
Conference Lost In Transition:
Helping Adolescents with Abuse Histories
Make the Jump to Adulthood
Location Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
Parsonnet-Danzis Auditorium (3rd floor of the hospital)
Hyperlink Register at www.APSACNJ.com
Notes  


 
Date September 4 -7, 2012
Time  
Sponsor Daniel Memorial Institute
Conference 25th Annual National Independent Living Conference for Adults and Youth
"Growing Pains"
Location Orlando, Florida
Hyperlink  
Notes Our 2012 Conferences will offer numerous educational workshops, general sessions and exhibits, plus networking opportunities for those seriously interested in improving their professional skills and youth serving programs


 

Date Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sponsor The Caregivers Coalition of Bergen County
Conference The Annual Spring Caregivers Conference
Location One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack 5th Floor
Hyperlink  
Notes FREE PROGRAM with ON-SITE PARKING

 

Date April 20, 2013
Time 8:00 – 4:15 PM
Sponsor Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, Inc.; SPAN; NJEA; and the National Institute for Family Success.
Conference A Parent Leadership & Advocacy Conference
Location Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ
Hyperlink http://createchange2012.eventbrite.com
Notes Featuring Tracy Wells-Huggins as Keynote Speaker


 
Date May 9, 2013
Time 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sponsor The Family Support Organization of Essex County
Conference “Transition to Adult Life Conference”
Location B.F. Johnson Community Center 149 Springfield Ave., Newark, NJ 07103
Hyperlink www.fsoec.org
Notes Please register at info@fsoec.org or by calling 973-395-1441 Ext. 10.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2013


 
Date May 29 - 31, 2013
Time  
Sponsor Daniel Memorial Institute
Conference The 20th Annual National Foster Care Conference “Footsteps to the Future”
Location Clearwater Beach, Fl
Hyperlink http://danielkids.org/page.aspx?pid=443
Notes  


 

Date August 27 - 30, 2013
Time  
Sponsor Daniel Memorial Institute
Conference The 26th Annual National Independent Living Conference “Growing Pains 2013” For Adults and Youth
Location Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida
Hyperlink http://danielkids.org/page.aspx?pid=430
Notes  

 

Date August 28-30, 2013
Time  
Sponsor Florida Department of Children and Families
Conference 2013 Child Protection Summit "Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention"
Location Orlando, Florida
Hyperlink http://www.myflfamilies.com/event/child-protection-summit-2013
Notes  

 

Date September 11-13, 2013
Time  
Sponsor UALR School of Social Work-MidSOUTH Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence
Conference 2013 Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
Location Little Rock, AR
Hyperlink http://www.midsouth.ualr.edu
Notes Call for information: (501) 859-8339 or email to: rlwilson@midsouth.ualr.edu

 

Date April 7-8, 2014
Time 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sponsor Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center
Conference First Annual National Summit on Child Abuse & Neglect:  Invisible No More
Location New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
Hyperlink http://www.wynonashousesummit.com/?utm_source=EM-2916+Wynona%27s+House&utm_campaign=EM-2916+Wynona%27s+House+Summit&utm_medium=email
Notes This two-day conference, Invisible No More, discusses the multidisciplinary team approach of Child Advocacy Centers.  Learn tried and true best practices that address the prevention, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

 
Date April 7 - 9, 2014
Time  
Sponsor Joint Council on International Children’s Services
Conference 38th Annual Child Welfare Symposium
Location

Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf
San Francisco, CA

Hyperlink http://symposium.jointcouncil.org
Notes Every year, the Symposium brings together 200 professionals in the area of child welfare, adoption, and orphan care for three days of information gathering, idea sharing, and networking. All those with an interest in ensuring that children live, grow, and flourish in a permanent, safe, and loving family are invited to attend.

 
Date April 24, 2014
Time 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sponsor Bergen County New Jersey (Department of Human Services-Division of Senior Services-Advisory Council Education Committee & Caregiver Coalition of Bergen County)
Conference Caregivers Conference
Location

One Bergen County Plaza, 5th Floor
Hackensack, New Jersey

Hyperlink  
Notes

Do you provide care for a loved one or neighbor? Find out about services, support, and other helpful information.
For more information, please call Eleanor Contreras at 201-336-7416


Date April 30 – May 2, 2014
Time  
Sponsor Children's Bureau's Office on Child Abuse and Neglect
Conference 19Th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect (NCCAN) “Making Meaningful Connections”
Location Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Hyperlink http://www.pal-tech.com/web/NCCAN19/index.cfm?p=5
Notes We will also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) at the Conference.  If you have any questions please contact:  NCCAN@pal-tech.com

 

Date April 4, 2014
Time 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sponsor Montclair State Univeristy
Passaic County Multidisciplinary Team
Conference The Center for Child Advocacy presents our Ninth Annual National Conference
The Twenty First Century Child: New Technologies and New Concerns
In an era of rapidly developing and changing technology, today’s children face a plethora of both positive and negative challenges.
With this in mind, the aim of this year’s conference is to provide various outlooks
on the effects of these new technologies and their influences on children.
Location Montcalir State University
Univerity Hall Conference Center
Hyperlink https://msusurveys.montclair.edu/msusurvey/index.php?sid=51492&lang=en
Notes For more information please click here.

 

Date May 6 – 8, 2014
Time  
Sponsor CWLA
Conference

2014 NATIONAL ADVOCACY SUMMIT

“FEDERAL POLICY AT A CROSSROADS”
Location Washington, DC
Hyperlink https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=CWLA&WebCode=2014AdvSumm
Notes On May 6-8, CWLA members, colleagues, and partners will come together in Washington, DC to focus solely on child welfare policy with an opportunity to help direct the organization, and more important influence federal policies on children and families. 

 

Date May 14 – 16, 2014
Time  
Sponsor

National Council on Crime & Delinquency (NCCD)

Conference Making Connections
The NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families
Location San Diego, CA
Hyperlink http://nccdglobal.org/sites/default/files/content/brochure-2014.pdf
Notes  

 

Date May 28 - 30, 2014
Time  
Sponsor Daniel Kids Foundation, Inc.
Conference

The 21st Annual National Foster Care Conference
“Footsteps to the Future”

Location Daytona Beach, Florida
Hyperlink http://www.danielmemorial.org/Sites/web/pdf/FC14-Registration_Tri-Fold.pdf
Notes 14 CEU’s Available

 

Date May 28 – 30, 2014
Time  
Sponsor The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Conference 17th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference
Location

Grand Hyatt Washington
Washington, DC

Hyperlink http://www.wrconference.net/
Notes  

 

Date Wednesday, May 28 through Friday 30, 2014
Time  
Sponsor

Hosted by, National Guardianship Network

In Affiliation With, International Guardianship Network
Conference

3rd World Congress on Adult Guardianship

Promising Practices to Ensure Excellence in Guardianship Around the World
Location Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, VA
Hyperlink http://worldcongressguardianship.org/
Notes More than 120 esteemed presenters from 21 countries across six continents
info@nationalguardianshipnetwork.org

 

Date May 30, 2014
Time 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sponsor “Grandmothers As Caregivers:  Taking Care of You”
Conference (Location to be announced)
Location  
Hyperlink  
Notes

For more information contact Shirley Johnson at (800) 654-7726
The conference will focus on health issues of Grandmothers (50+) who are raising their grandchildren.
Topics include:  Nutrition, Exercise, Preventing and Addressing Diabetes, Emotional Health, Stress Reduction, Healthy Cooking and Living, and more.


Date June 5-8, 2014
Time  
Sponsor The National Foster Parent Association and Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association
Conference NFPA/FSFAPA National Conference
Location Caribe Royale, Orlando
Hyperlink www.nfpaonline.org
Notes Join us and learn how the dreams of you and the children in your care can become a reality

 

Date June 7, 2014
Time  
Sponsor  
Conference NADONA to sponsor the CADDCT Train the Trainer class and Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care seminar
Location Disneyland Hotel Anaheim, Califorina
Hyperlink  
Notes Long-term care is rapidly changing. New regulations and guidance are being implemented in facilities across the country and within specific states. How care is and will be delivered is changing with new state and federal legislative initiatives. How residents and families are obtaining information has evolved significantly with the increased use of the Internet and other electronic resources. The National Conference will provide you with any updates on these and other important trends that are or will be affecting you, your facilities and your residents.
LINKS:
Conference Home - https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=2014428E&OID=50
Conference Brochure - http://www.nccdp.org/resources/2014AttendeeProspectusFinalVersion.pdf?id=200
Conference Registration - https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=2014428E&OID=130

 

Date June 10 – 13, 2014
Time  
Sponsor

THE KEMP CENTER
FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Conference

17th Conference on Family Group Decision Making and Other Family Engagement Approaches

Reaching New Heights in Families
Location

The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
Vail, Colorado

Hyperlink http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/departments/pediatrics/subs/can/FGDM/Documents/2014%20Conference/FGDM%2014%20Registration%20Brochure.pdf
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Date July 7 – 9, 2014
Time  
Sponsor The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, in conjunction with the Office of Head Start
Conference Head Start’s 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood- Collaboration and Coordination: Understanding Systems Supporting Young Children and Their Families
Location

1000 H Street, NW

Grand Hyatt Washington

Washington, D.C.
Hyperlink http://www.cvent.com/events/head-start-s-12th-national-research-conference/event-summary-31f6c50d9a9b4fa6aeb28d515d4db363.aspx
Notes The 2014 Conference will present the latest research that examines service integration, coordination and alignment, while continuing to showcase evidence-based best practices and new research surrounding child care, Head Start, Early Start, home visiting, and other early childhood programs.

 

Date July 16 – 20, 2014
Time  
Sponsor National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Conference “The premier conference on children’s mental health”
Location

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Washington, DC

Hyperlink  
Notes

2014 TRAINING INSTITUTES
Improving Children’s Mental Health Care in an Era of Change, Challenge, and Innovation:  The Role of the System of Care Approach