NCCD Now: The 2016 Conference
April 18, 2016 | NCCD
All of us at NCCD warmly invite you to join us at our 2016 Conference on Children, Youth, and Families. Taking place on October 4–6, 2016, in Anaheim, California, the conference this year is full of exciting events in addition to engaging sessions in six tracks.
All of us at NCCD warmly invite you to join us at our 2016 Conference on Children, Youth, and Families. Taking place on October 4–6, 2016, in Anaheim, California, the conference this year is full of exciting events in addition to engaging sessions in six tracks. Our advisory committee includes Orange County Social Services Agency, California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC), Child Welfare Services of San Diego County, Bay Area Academy, Central California Training Academy, Public Child Welfare Training Academy, and Riverside County Department of Public Social Services.
For the first time ever, we will join our Media for a Just Society Awards with our conference in order to present the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award to Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, the filmmakers behind the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about how Demos and Ricciardi created a project that captivated millions and more importantly, elevated issues of criminal and juvenile justice into water-cooler conversation across the nation.
We are also proud to welcome Dr. William Bell, President and CEO of Casey Family Programs, who will deliver the keynote address. Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Its mission is to provide and improve—and ultimately prevent the need for—foster care.
Finally, we will host a screening of the Fusion documentary Prison Kids. The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring participants in the film.
And those are just the highlights! Each day will be filled with informative, dynamic presentations and discussions. Make sure to join us for a pre-conference session as well. These highly interactive experiences provide intensive learning and development opportunities in one of three areas: getting the most out of SafeMeasures®, “professional dangerousness” in child welfare practice, and understanding and preventing commercial sexual exploitation of children.
The conference affords attendees the chance to learn from and talk with NCCD research and program staff, as well as child welfare and juvenile justice, workers, administrators, and advocates from around the country. Every day includes built-in opportunities for networking and socializing. Plus, the vibrant southern California setting provides plenty of options for relaxation or fun when the day is done!
Register before June 15, 2016, to receive the early bird rate of $375. The full-price registration rate is $475. Pre-conference sessions are priced separately. Lodging is available at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove; see the conference website for more information.
Visit nccdglobal.org often during the coming weeks to read more about some of the great events happening at the conference!
More posts on the conference are linked here:
Conference Workshop to Explore Revised Social Worker Training by Melissa Connelly, California Social Work Education Center
Why You Should Come to the 2016 NCCD Conference by Kimberly Giardina, San Diego County