MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
OPENING GENERAL SESSION - 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Guest Speaker: A Vision for Child Welfare and Texas
Keynote: My Bag, My Home
SESSION A - 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
A1 Communications Strategies for Child Welfare
A2 Program Evaluation: Getting to the Heart of the Matter
A3 Inclusion, Engagement, and Collaboration: Foster Care and Adoption as a Support (Not a Substitute) for Family LCPAA ONLY
A4 When DMST Survivors Are Pregnant and/or Parenting: How to End the Cycle – One Family at a Time
A5 Lessons for Child Welfare – Prevention and Community Based Care
A6 Education Ethics in Foster Care from K-Higher Education*
A7 Cutting Edge Tools: A Technology Showcase
SESSION B - 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
B1 Updates from Residential Child Care Licensing and Residential Child Care Contracts
B2 Enriching Staff Proficiency: Building a Framework for Long-Term Investment
B3 Working with Kinship Families on the Road to Permanency and Beyond LCPAA ONLY
B4 Implementation of the Family First Act in Texas: Assessing the Service Provider Landscape
B5 Beyond Background Checks: Screening and Selection Best Practices for Assessing Abuse Risk
B6 What’s In It for Me? Designing Client-Centered Programs that Leverage Theory of Change to Deliver Value
B7 A Necessary Discussion: Promoting Racial Equity in Our Child Welfare System
CONFERENCE RECEPTION - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Enjoy happy hour snacks, cash bar, and live music. All conference attendees welcome
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1
**Executive Leadership Track: This track is intended to support executive management and organizational leaders.
***Trauma-Focused Track: Trauma informed care focused track sponsored by The Maconda Brown O'Conner Trauma Institute at DePelchin Children's Center
SESSION C - 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
C1 Leaving It Better When You Leave – Succession Planning for Agency Leaders**
C2 Fostering Trauma Informed Care: A Look into the Implementation of Integrated Mental Health to Support Healing the Foster Care Environment***
C3 Getting Ready for Single Child Plan of Service
C4 Families First: Keeping Focus in the New Normal
C5 The Value of a Continuum: Serving At-Risk and Child Sex Trafficking Victims
C6 The View from the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on the Changing Landscape of Child Welfare in Texas
C7 Updates from STARHealth
SESSION D - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
D1 Creating a Healthy Organizational Culture**
D2 Trauma Professionals S.O.S.***
D3 Maximizing Medicaid Services through Access and Delivery
D4 Enhancing Treatment Services: How to Effectively Treat Complex Trauma for GROs LCCA ONLY
D5 Your Voice is Heard: The Office of Consumer Relations and the Foster Care Ombudsman
D6 Youth Voice: Best Practices for Intersectional Work with Youth
D7 How to Create Lasting Engagement of Parents in the Child Welfare System
LUNCHEON GENERAL SESSION - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Keynote: Do You Believe in Magic? The Ordinary Magic of Resilience Is to be Believed
Executive Leadership Luncheon: Executive Level Leadership in Challenging Times **
SESSION E - 1:50 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
E1 Reflections on Leading the Nation’s Largest Child Welfare System – A Discussion with DFPS Commissioners**
E2 Creating Caring Connections***
E3 Strategies for Becoming a Resilient Leader
E4 A New Approach to Measuring Progress and Performance
E5 Texas Building Bridges Initiative: Youth Led Permanency and Transofrmational Partnerships
E6 Feats from the Field: Ethically Changing the Game without Breaking the Rules*
E7 Fundraising: Whose Job Is It Anyway?
SESSION F - 3:40 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
F1 Good Governance: Bylaws, Board Selection and Onboarding Tips**
F2 Implementing Trauma Informed Principles across Treatment Modalities***
F3 Accreditation and FFPSA – QRTPs and What It All Means
F4 The Intersection of Child Sex Trafficking and Sexual Abuse within African American Communities
F5 Growing Therapeutic Foster Home Capacity
F6 Adapting Foster Care Capacity to Better Work with Children and Youth with Unique
F7 Working with Dual Status Youth in the Child Welfare System
TACFS MEMBERSHIP MEETING - 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
SESSION G - 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
G1 High Performance Management: Building a Change Competent Organization
G2 The Impact of a Trauma-Informed Model of Care in Families
G3 Mentoring Youth Matters: Creating Effective Mentoring Programs for Foster Youth
G4 Keeping the Faith: Partnering with the Faith Community to Serve Children and Families
G5 Community Based Care in Texas – What’s Ahead?
G6 Encouraging Children and Youth with Motivational Interviewing
G7 Engaging Fathers in Social Services
CLOSING GENERAL SESSION - 10:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Keynote: A Conversation with the DFPS and HHSC Executive Leadership Panel
IMPORTANT CEU INFORMATION
All workshops and general sessions are pre-approved for continuing education credit hours for Licensed Child Care Administrator (LCCA) and Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator (LCPAA), except for those workshops designated as approved for only one license type as noted after workshop title above.
All workshops have been approved for continuing education for Licensed Social Workers (LSW) and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC).
Asterisk (*) denotes that this session satisfies ethics education requirement for LSW and LPC.