NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families

NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families

February 3, 2014 | Danielle Stewart, Communications Coordinator, NCCD

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Registration for NCCD’s May 2014 Conference on Children, Youth, and Families is now open. NCCD staff and our partners from throughout the United States and beyond are anticipating a comprehensive and inspiring conference. With more than 100 presenters from 45-plus organizations gathering to share their best practices, this event will provide valuable continuing education and an immense opportunity for cross-systems dialogue, sharing of best practices, and networking.

Registration for NCCD’s May 2014 Conference on Children, Youth, and Families is now open. NCCD staff and our partners from throughout the United States and beyond are anticipating a comprehensive and inspiring conference. With more than 100 presenters from 45-plus organizations gathering to share their best practices, this event will provide valuable continuing education and an immense opportunity for cross-systems dialogue, sharing of best practices, and networking.

NCCD staff believe that in order to expand and refine our expertise in child welfare and juvenile justice, we must continually collaborate and share knowledge across fields. The NCCD conference aims to break down the silos that too often separate the knowledge of one system from another. This year’s conference theme, “Making Connections,” highlights the core of what NCCD and our partners, collaborators, and friends do daily: work together to improve the lives of children, youth, and families.

To get a feel for the breadth of this conference’s offerings, browse through our conference brochure. In addition, stay tuned to our February blog series featuring various conference presenters from organizations across the country. Bloggers this month will write about topics including how literacy programs can break the cycle of poverty, research-based practices that improve child welfare systems, how organizations are inspiring a cradle-to-college track, and more. Check back weekly for new blogs, and participate in the conversation by leaving a comment.

We hope you will consider joining us for the conference. Register online today!

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Our bloggers this month (list and links will be updated as posts go live):

Mauricio Torre, Director, South Bay Community Services: Partnerships Bring Promise to Southern California Community

Linda M. Shannon, Program Manager, Delaware Division of Family Services: Building a Child Welfare Services System for the Future

Phil Decter, Associate Director, NCCD and Heather Meitner, Senior Program Specialist, NCCD: Integrated Practice for Social Systems Three-Hour Workshop

Aishatu Yusuf, Program Associate, NCCD: Community-Based Approaches That Promote Successful School Experiences for All Youth

Betty J. Mohlenbrock, Founder, Reading Legacies: Reading Legacies

Nichole Carlisle, Program Associate, NCCD: The NCCD Conference and SDM® 101

Crystal Shackleford, MSW, Riverside Department of Public Social Services: Building Families Through Meaningful Case Planning

Marie N. Williams, JD, Executive Director, Coalition for Juvenile Justice: More Harm Than Good: In Support of Eliminating the Use of Secure Confinement for Non-Delinquent Youth

Matt Wade, Business Development Associate, NCCD: SafeMeasures® 5—New Features and Uses

Pei-Jung (Annie) Yang, Assistant Professor, National Chengchi University in Taiwan: Taiwan Implements Structured Decision Making®

Katie Meyer, Program Associate, NCCD: JAISTM– Assessments, Intervention, and Beyond

Jose Mireles, Program Director, Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood: The Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood

Matt Cervantes, Program Officer, Sierra Health Foundation: Positive Youth Justice Initiative Ushers Reform

Jorge Cabrera, Senior Director, Casey Family Programs: A Safe and Permanent Home for Every Youth: The Casey Family Programs Practice Model

Danielle Stewart is the Communications Coordinator at NCCD.