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The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies (an affiliate of the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services) invites you to join us for the 2018 Texas Child Care Administrators Conference! Mark your calendars now for October 1-3, 2018, in Austin, Texas.

This year’s theme, Children, Youth & Families - the Heart of Texas, reflects our deep commitment to caring for vulnerable Texans and creating the opportunities that allow them to thrive. Our workshops and speakers will provide valuable information on delivering the most innovative and effective, trauma-informed services for children, youth, and families in communities across Texas. And where better to gather together and dive deeply into the the heart of our work than deep in the heart of Texas?

Join friends, colleagues, and leaders in the field as we come together to grow as a community, learn about evolving practice, get up to date on new federal and state policies, and explore opportunities for sharing and collaboration within our world of child welfare.

Each year, we strive to make the Texas Child Care Administrators Conference (TCCAC) better than last, and it has become the largest gathering of its kind in Texas. In 2017, TCCAC connected over 900 private and public child welfare professionals with the latest information and training on effectively delivering quality care to the children and families they serve. It is a great opportunity to network, learn, and it is your one-stop-shop for obtaining 15 hours of continuing education for Licensed Child Care Administrators (LCCA and LCPAA), Social Work (SW), and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC).

We look forward to seeing you in Austin!

Sign up here for all conference-related updates and news, including a direct link to register on August 1st!

Keynote Speaker

Josh Shipp

Every Kid Is One Caring Adult Away from Being a Success Story

Josh was a foster kid, class clown, a rebel without a clue, a trouble maker. He was written off, kicked out, and every adult’s worst nightmare. Until one caring adult changed everything. In his keynote presentation, we will learn from his wealth of experience of working teens, parents, and educators from every walk of life. This program is part inspirational “keep at it” and part practical seminar “here’s exactly what to do.

Josh Shipp is a best-selling author, global youth empowerment expert, and acclaimed speaker. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, he is renowned for his documentary TV series (A&E), that followed his ground-breaking work with teens.

His ultimate goal is to help as many young people as possible. He trains other speakers through Youth Speaker University and his online mentoring program One Caring Adult has a world-wide reach.

Keynote Speaker

Ilsa Flanagan

Leading the Conversation: Creating a New Narrative for Human Services

In her keynote presentation, Ilsa will share findings from groundbreaking research on how you can help to lead efforts to create a cohesive, persuasive voice for human services in your community.

Ilsa Flanagan is the Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope (IVOH) in Chicago. IVOH's mission is to strengthen the role of media as agents of world benefit by offering support, resources, and insights to media practitioners who want to create meaningful awareness and change through the work that they do. 


Keynote Speaker

Eric Fenner

In his keynote presentation, we will hear from one of Casey Family Program's top leaders about the changing world of child protection and how we can not only adapt, but thrive during this time of uncertainty and system evolution. 

Eric's experience working in national child welfare policy combined with his earlier days overseeing an urban county child welfare program make him uniquely suited to share his experiences and to guide us as a child and family serving community through unchartered waters.

Eric Fenner has been Managing Director of Strategic Consulting at Casey Family Programs since 2011. He oversees a team of professional consultants and support staff who build relationships and provide technical assistance and support to child welfare systems in about 15 states.


Registration Coming Soon!

August 1, 2018

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Put your brand and message front and center with over 900 child welfare professionals!

The deadline to sign up as a sponsor and exhibitor is August 15, 2018. 

Learn more here. 

Hotel Information

Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759

Room rate: $209 - Deadline to reserve room is September 3, 2018

Onsite parking is available for $10 per day. We strongly encourage the use of ride sharing services such as Ride Austin, Lyft or Uber

409 West 13th Street
Austin, Texas 78701


T: (512) 892-2683  F: (512) 892-6977

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