Colleagues and friends, the 2013 national conference -  Making Children and Families a Priority: Raising the Bar  - was exceptionally successful in serving as an inspiration to all of us to raise the bar for improved outcomes for children, youth, and families.  The theme for the conference was based on the essential elements for change articulated in the newly released National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare.

Conference attendees experienced an extraordinary opportunity to learn from featured evidence-informed, evidence-based practices and real world solutions that demonstrate successful thinking in support of children, youth and families.  Highlights included:

·Special Member Executive Roundtable with Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen: Lessons Learned in Responding to Organizational Change

·Our Annual Hill Day with exciting and engaging visits to national offices and legislative briefings (see Agenda Highlights - Advocacy Day)

·Smaller Presentations for empowering knowledge, real solutions and shared learning (see Workshops

·Engaging Plenary Sessions featuring some of the best speakers available in the field (see Speakers)

·Informing Panel Discussions with audience Q&A (see Agenda Highlights - Panel Discussions)

·An engaging Exhibit Hall with 36 exhibitors (see Exhibiting/Advertising) 

·Gala Dinner featuring an exciting and comical evening with the Capitol Steps (see Agenda Highlights - Gala Dinner)


View General Conference Photos

Additional conference photos are located throughout the conference webpages.


We are already working on plans for the next national conference. Be on the look out for our "save the date" notice and invitation to submit proposals.