14th Annual Strengthening Youth & Families Conference
November 5-8, 2018
Galveston San Luis Resort

 
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The Strengthening Youth and Families Conference is Texas’ only interagency-funded annual conference for youth-serving professionals, attracting over 300 attendees who come together for several days of networking and professional development. Conference partners include Health and Human Services Commission and Texas System of Care, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, the State Volunteer Resource Council for Texas Youth, Texas Juvenile Justice Providers Association, Texas Education Agency, Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University, Texas A&M University, and UT Austin Institute for Excellence in Mental Health. 

The Conference Planning Committee seeks to offer workshops related to the promotion of positive youth development and the prevention, intervention, and treatment of high risk behaviors in youth.  Workshops will be geared to a multi-disciplinary audience of youth-serving professionals, volunteers, and family members.

A limited number of workshop slots are available for individuals and groups interested in conducting presentations at this conference.  Each workshop will be limited to 90 minutes.  Applicants interested in providing presentations on multiple topics must submit separate applications for each topic.  Stronger consideration will be given to proposals that include presenters or co-presenters with lived experiences in accessing services and/or to presentations related to evidence-based or evidence-informed practices. The primary speaker for each workshop will be given a complimentary conference registration; the secondary speaker will be given a 50% discount off the registration fee (both exclude pre-conference sessions). Hotel accommodations and travel costs are generally the responsibility of the presenters. Honorariums or speaker fees are not available.  
 
Applications must be received by May 31, 2018 to be considered. 
Finalists will be notified by July 9, 2018.

For assistance, contact:
John Kinsey, Texas Juvenile Justice Department
john.kinsey@tjjd.texas.gov   
O: 512-490-7697  
F: 512-490-7719

* 1. PRIMARY PRESENTER'S CONTACT INFORMATION
(Comped registration available for main conference)

* 2. IS THE PRIMARY PRESENTER A YOUTH OR YOUNG ADULT (UNDER AGE 25) OR A FAMILY MEMBER OF ONE WHO HAS ACCESSED SERVICES FROM ANY OF THE YOUTH-SERVING SYSTEMS OF CARE (CPS, TJJD, PROBATION, MENTAL HEALTH, ETC.)?

* 3. QUALIFICATIONS OF THE PRIMARY PRESENTER:
(Limited to 75 words)
In a brief, well-written, and ready-for-print paragraph, describe your experience and any professional credentials. This information will be used in the conference program (subject to editing) and in the application for CEUs.

* 4. SECONDARY PRESENTER
(50% Discounted registration available for main conference)

* 5. IS THE SECONDARY PRESENTER A YOUTH OR YOUNG ADULT (UNDER AGE 25) OR A FAMILY MEMBER OF ONE WHO HAS ACCESSED SERVICES FROM ANY OF THE YOUTH-SERVING SYSTEMS OF CARE (CPS, TJJD, PROBATION, MENTAL HEALTH, ETC.)?

* 6. QUALIFICATIONS OF THE SECONDARY PRESENTER:
(Limited to 75 words)
In a brief, well-written, and ready-for-print paragraph, describe your experience and any professional credentials. This information will be used in the conference program (subject to editing) and in the application for CEUs.

* 7. ADDITIONAL PRESENTER
(Full registration fee applies)

* 8. IS THIS PRESENTER A YOUTH OR YOUNG ADULT (UNDER AGE 25) OR A FAMILY MEMBER OF ONE WHO HAS ACCESSED SERVICES FROM ANY OF THE YOUTH-SERVING SYSTEMS OF CARE (CPS, TJJD, PROBATION, MENTAL HEALTH, ETC.)?

* 9. QUALIFICATIONS OF THE THIRD PRESENTER:
(Limited to 75 words)
In a brief, well-written, and ready-for-print paragraph, describe your experience and any professional credentials. This information will be used in the conference program (subject to editing) and in the application for CEUs.

* 10. ADDITIONAL PRESENTER
(Full registration fee applies)

* 11. IS THIS PRESENTER A YOUTH OR YOUNG ADULT (UNDER AGE 25) OR A FAMILY MEMBER OF ONE WHO HAS ACCESSED SERVICES FROM ANY OF THE YOUTH-SERVING SYSTEMS OF CARE (CPS, TJJD, PROBATION, MENTAL HEALTH, ETC.)?

* 12. QUALIFICATIONS OF THE FOURTH PRESENTER:
(Limited to 75 words)
In a brief, well-written, and ready-for-print paragraph, describe your experience and any professional credentials. This information will be used in the conference program (subject to editing) and in the application for CEUs.

* 13. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING DATES ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO PRESENT? (Check all that apply)

* 14. TITLE OF YOUR WORKSHOP:
(Please be creative. This will be the title used in the conference program. Your title may be edited for clarity and brevity.)

* 15. ARE YOU WILLING TO REPEAT YOUR WORKSHOP DURING THE CONFERENCE?

* 16. IF NECESSARY, ARE YOU WILLING TO MODIFY YOUR PRESENTATION IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS?
(Check all that apply)

* 17. SELECT THE TOPIC AREA IN WHICH YOUR WORKSHOP FITS BEST.

* 18. LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Please describe at least two of the specific skills, tools, or knowledge attendees will take away from your presentation, by completing the following sentence:
AS A RESULT OF ATTENDING THIS WORKSHOP, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

* 19. WORKSHOP ABSTRACT:
In 200 words or less, provide a well-written, ready-for-print, general description of the workshop. If your workshop is accepted, this description (subject to editing) will be used in the conference program.

* 20. DESCRIBE YOUR TEACHING METHODS:
(Lecture, role-playing, discussion, small group activity, etc.)

* 21. HAVE YOU PRESENTED THIS SAME WORKSHOP BEFORE OR ARE YOU SCHEDULED TO PRESENT IT, AND IF SO, AT WHICH CONFERENCES?
(Include the conference name and year.)

* 22. SPEAKER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
By typing your initials beside each of the statements below, you are acknowledging the following:

* 23. (OFFICE USE ONLY) Was this workshop selected for presentation?

* 24. (OFFICE USE ONLY) Which day will this workshop be scheduled?

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