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9:30 to 11 a.m. – PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION: The 86th Legislative Session — Let the Fun Begin!

12 to 1:30 p.m. – OPENING KEYNOTE: Leading the Conversation: Creating a New Narrative for Human Services 

1:45 to 3:15 p.m. – SESSION A WORKSHOPS

A1  Reframing Human Services 

A2  Brave Conversations: Utilizing Trauma Informed Approaches to Talk to Youth in Care about Sex 

A3  Moving Upstream: The Future of Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) 

A4  Family First Prevention Services Act and Accreditation: Everything You Need to Know 

A5  Collaborating with Kinship Caregivers as a Permanency Option – LCPAA ONLY

A6  Friendraising for Fundraising Success 

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. – SESSION B WORKSHOPS

B1  Updates from Residential Child Care Licensing and Residential Child Care Contracts 

B2  Next Generation of Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention Efforts – LCPAA ONLY

B3  The Transition from Residential Care to Community-Based Services: One Agency’s Journey 

B4  Treatment Foster Care in Texas – LCPAA ONLY

B5  Cool stuff! A Technology Showcase 

B6  The Value of Effective Communications in a Crisis 


8:30 to 10 a.m. – SESSION C WORKSHOPS

C1  The Ethics of Self-Care - How to Survive and Support Your Team 

C2  The Heart of Treatment for the Families of Texas 

C3  High Performing Residential Operations – LCCA ONLY

C4  The Next Level of STAR Health: Understand, Access, and Utilize Services 

C5  Meaningful Faith Based Collaboration 

C6 What You Need to Know About the Indian Child Welfare Act – LCPAA ONLY

10:20 to 11:50 a.m. – SESSION D WORKSHOPS

D1  Top 5 Things to Mitigate Risk in Your Organization 

D2  Understanding the Relationship between the Judiciary and the Caregiver Network 

D3  Foster Care Recruitment: Expanding the Reach...Enhancing the Approach – LCPAA ONLY

D4  The Art and Science of Evidence-Based Programming: Implementing the Strengths Model of Case Management with Youth 

D5  A Look Down the Yellow Brick Road — Collaboration of a Residential Operation and a Public School – LCCA ONLY

D6  HomeSAFE — A New Way to Engage and Preserve Families – LCPAA ONLY

12 to 1:30 p.m. – LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: The Changing World of Child Welfare 

1:50 to 3:20 p.m. – SESSION E WORKSHOPS

E1  Empirical Ethics: Using Data as an Ethical Barometer *

E2  High Performance Management: The Revolutionary Role of Margin. The Power of Nothing. 

E3  Combatting Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation: Texas as an Emerging Leader 

E4  Cultural Evolution — Elevating Your Organization to Become Truly Trauma Informed – LCCA ONLY

E5  Generational Crime Affiliation 

E6  Adoption Subsidy Procedures for Private Adoptive Placements – LCPAA ONLY

3:40 to 5:10 p.m. – SESSION F WORKSHOPS

F1  Community Based Care in Texas: Uniquely Growing to Better Serve Children and Families 

F2  How a Cost Becomes a Rate 

F3  Youth Resiliency and Healing through Developing a Self-Narrative: Every Youth Has A Story 

F4  Achieving Equitable Outcomes: A Collaborative Approach for Children, Youth, and Families in the Child Welfare System 

F5  Texas Building Bridges: Transforming Residential Intervention to Achieve Positive Long-Term Outcomes – LCCA ONLY

F6  Collaborative Family Engagement: Supporting Healing through Relationships for Children and Youth in the Foster Care System 

5:15 to 6 p.m. – TACFS MEMBERSHIP MEETING (To join TACFS, please visit www.tacfs.org)


9 to 10:30 a.m. – DFPS PANEL: A Conversation with the DFPS and HHSC Executive Leadership Panel 

10:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. – CLOSING KEYNOTE: Every Kid Is One Caring Adult Away from Being a Success Story 


    • * Denotes that this session satisfies ethics education requirement for LSW and LPC.

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