2023 GROUNDED & GROWING!
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:
- – Be interactive
- – Cover practical application of topics discussed
- – Include aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion/belonging
- – Provide an opportunity for participants to reflect and root into the values that ground them in their day-to-day work
- – Create opportunities to strengthen interconnectedness between participants, teams, and organizations in your session
Other considerations for workshop selection may include:
- – Originality
- – Identification of best practices and techniques
- – Incorporation of effective adult learning techniques
- – Reflection of creative, promising work that responds to the needs of children, youth, families, and staff (model programs)
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|
|Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children/Anti-Trafficking|
|Data & Evaluation|
|Effective Community-Based Interventions|
|Integrating Youth & Family Voice|
|Legal Aspects of Child Welfare|
|Normalcy for Children & Youth|
|Older Youth/Teens (Mental Health/Suicide Prevention)|
|Supporting Provider/Staff Wellbeing- Grief & Loss|
|Transitional Programs for Youth|
|Trauma-Responsive Clinical Work|
|Working with Kin and Family|
|Youth & Family Engagement|