Call for Presenters

** Our Call for Presenters is now closed.**


The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies (the supporting organization of the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services) invites experienced presenters to submit workshop proposals for our annual Texas Child Care Administrators Conference. This highly-rated conference has evolved to be the one-stop-shop training for over 1400 professionals working in adoption, foster care, residential childcare, prevention, family preservation, and more. We want to ensure we are bringing relevant tools and training, grounded in best practice and research to child, youth, and family-serving organizations in Texas and beyond.   

Workshop proposals should be engaging and provide information on best practices, promising innovations, and resources on topics relevant to a diverse workforce of child, family, and youth-serving professionals. Workshop audiences will include childcare administrators, case managers, clinicians, public agency personnel, and community service organization staff. Presentations that address a broad spectrum of clinical and administrative issues for experienced professionals at the program and systems-level are welcomed. 

All workshop proposals will be submitted for pre-approval to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Licensed Administrator Program for Child Care Licensing for Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator (LCPAA) and Licensed Child Care Administrator (LCCA) continuing education training credits. 

Workshop proposals will be selected based on their relevance to the conference theme and current issues in child, youth, and family wellbeing. Experienced presenters with lived experience in the child welfare system are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. For the 2023 conference, we want to stay grounded in our shared purpose of serving children and families, as we work together, in our various and vital roles, growing a diverse, thriving, and ever-evolving child and family wellbeing ecosystem across Texas.   

Strong workshops proposals will: 

Other considerations for workshop selection may include:  

All workshops are 90-minutes. Please note, TCCAC is a hybrid event and includes both in-person and virtual programming. All workshops will be delivered in-person. In addition, some workshops will be selected for virtual delivery. Presenters selected for both in-person/virtual will be notified by conference organizers.  

Deadline for proposals is May 1. 

Help us make the 2023 Conference the best yet with your workshop proposal! 

Ideas for sessions include: 
Addressing Complex Trauma & Building Resilience 
Advancing Equity 
Behavioral Health 
Child Development 
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children/Anti-Trafficking 
Complimentary Therapies 
Data & Evaluation 
Education Services 
Effective Community-Based Interventions 
Integrating Youth & Family Voice 
Legal Aspects of Child Welfare 
National Initiatives 
Normalcy for Children & Youth 
Organizational Leadership  
Older Youth/Teens (Mental Health/Suicide Prevention) 
Prevention/Early Intervention  
Supporting Provider/Staff Wellbeing- Grief & Loss 
Teaming Models 
Transitional Programs for Youth 
Trauma-Responsive Clinical Work 
Working with Kin and Family 
Workforce/Staff Retention  
Youth & Family Engagement