Continuing Education

Annual Conferences

2021 Child Welfare Conference

“"Building Community, Building Hope for Children & Families"

Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Location: Zoom (Virtual)

Registration and training hours are free!

Registration has reached maximum capacity. Fill out our form to be added to the waitlist.

Conference Overview

Our conference will focus on "Child Welfare Services: Building Strong and Thriving Children and Families”. Michael Guinn BSW, MSW is CEO of Uplift Your Life Inc., Motivational Speaker, Poet, Urban Youth Specialist. He is well known for his extensive work with children and families as a Human Social Service Provider. He will provide his shared vision of improving the lives of children and families through a dynamic, poignant presentation!

Our conference Keynote Speaker is Dr. Amelia Frank Meyers. She is the founder and CEO of the national non-profit, Alia: innovations for people and systems impacted by childhood trauma. Amelia was named as one of People Magazine’s “25 Women Changing the World” in 2018 and has a widely viewed TEDx Talk on the Human Need for Belonging. In 2015, Amelia was also honored as a Bush Fellow and an Ashoka Fellow. Amelia and Team Alia are leading a national movement to create a child welfare system across the country where all people - youth and their caregivers - can thrive.

Her Keynote presentation will focus on “Human Need for Belonging” in order to build community, hope, and safety for children and families.
A panel of foster alumni will provide candid information regarding the foster care experience. Other training sessions will focus on Surviving the Pandemic for CPS staff, foster adoptive parents. Vocational and Educational Opportunities for Foster Youth and the current state of Child Welfare.

For questions about the program, please contact Michele Bland at  940 898-2075

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