Post-Vacation Blues? Visit Sunny California This Fall to Attend the NCCD Conference

Post-Vacation Blues? Visit Sunny California This Fall to Attend the NCCD Conference

July 6, 2016 | NCCD


Give yourself something new to look forward to this fall—register for the 2016 NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families! Scheduled for October 4–6 in sunny coastal Orange County, California, the conference includes an immense variety of tracks, sessions, and special events. Come share your good work, enjoy the California weather, and learn from some of the best from around the globe! 

We are excited to host Media for a Just Society Awards events, including a special screening of the finalist documentary Prison Kids and a chance to meet Making a Murderer creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, who will be accepting the Distinguished Achievement Award.  

Additionally, Dr. William Bell of Casey Family Programs will present a motivating keynote address to kick off three days of skills sharing, networking, learning, exploration, and fun with other change-makers and stakeholders in child welfare, juvenile and criminal justice, and education.  

Day 1 of the conference features half- and full-day workshops facilitated by experts in their fields, including Nicki Weld (child welfare), Scott Burdick (SafeMeasures®), and others. Topics include: 

  • Professional Dangerousness in Child Welfare; 

  • Off the Charts! SafeMeasures® Power-Up; and  

  • Commercially Sexually Exploited Children. 

The following two days of the conference offer more than 40 sessions, organized into six notable tracks: 

  • Building Your Skills: Focus on building your skills in assessment, understanding vulnerable populations, and more.   

  • Cross-Systems Collaboration: Understand and tackle issues in child welfare and juvenile justice in an interdisciplinary and multidimensional way.  

  • Transforming Our Systems: Look at system reform possibilities and learn about the tools that might help.  

  • Creating a Data-Driven Culture: Learn about the importance of data in creating solutions across systems.  

  • Using Decision-Support Tools: Gain knowledge about how such tools, including those created by NCCD, can help improve outcomes for youth and families.   

  • Leadership and Engagement: Facilitators share skills on leading the way to creating solutions, measuring success, and ultimately improving outcomes.    

Spend your entire time in one track or piece together different sessions to create an even more dynamic experience. 

Details for every session and special event appear on our conference website.  

Contact with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in October!