Call for Proposals


Help us blast into 2020 with your best proposals for cutting edge training!

The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies (the supporting organization of the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services) invites experienced presenters to submit workshop proposals for our annual Texas Child Care Administrators Conference. The conference has evolved to be the one-stop-shop training for over 1100 professionals working in adoption, foster care, residential child care, prevention, family preservation, and more.  And, we want to make sure we are bringing relevant, proven and innovative tools and training to our States child welfare serving organizations.  

Proposals should include high-quality training and information on topics relevant to these professionals working as child care administrators, case managers, clinicians, public agency personnel, and community service organizations. Presentations that address a broad spectrum of clinical and administrative issues for experienced professionals are welcomed.

All workshop proposals will be submitted for pre-approval to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Licensed Administrator Program for Child Care Licensing for Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator (LCPAA) and Licensed Child Care Administrator (LCCA) continuing education training credits.

Workshop proposals will be selected based on their relevance to the conference theme and current issues in the child welfare system. Other considerations for workshop selection might include originality, identification of best practices and techniques, incorporation of effective adult learning techniques, and reflection of creative, innovative work that responds to client and staff needs (model programs). All workshops are 90 minutes.

Ideas of themes for sessions include:  Effective community based residential programs, elevating clinical work, trafficking services, addressing complex trauma and building resilience, working with kin and family, teaming models, ethics, well-being, transitional programs for youth, behavioral health and more.  And, we will again host an executive leadership track so send us your proposals geared toward community organizational leadership.  

Submit your proposal here!

Deadline for proposals is May 1.

Help us make the 2020 Conference the best yet with your workshop proposal!