Call for Proposals


Help us Power Connectivity in 2021 with your innovative workshop proposals!

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 1200 professionals working in adoption, foster care, residential childcare, prevention, family preservation, and more. We want to ensure we are bringing relevant tools and training, grounded in best practice and research to our State‘s child welfare serving organizations.

Workshop proposals should include high-quality information and resources on topics relevant to a diverse workforce of child, family, and youth-serving professionals. Workshop audiences will include childcare administrators, case managers, clinicians, public agency personnel, and community service organization staff. 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 Health and Human Services Licensed Child Care Administrator Program for Child Care Licensing for Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator (LCPAA) and Licensed Child Care Administrator (LCCA) continuing education training credits and must be applicable to these license types

Workshop proposals will be selected based on their relevance to the conference theme and current issues in the child welfare system. For the 2021 conference, we want to advance learning and explore ways that organizations are building lasting connections with families, communities and staff. 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 interventions, trauma-responsive clinical work, youth and family engagement, anti-trafficking services, addressing complex trauma and building resilience, equity and access, working with kin and family, teaming models, ethics, well-being, transitional programs for youth, behavioral health, provider self-care and more. We will also host our popular executive leadership track. Proposals geared toward community organizational leadership are welcome!

Submit your proposal here!

Deadline for proposals is May 1.

Help us make the 2021 Conference the best yet with your workshop proposal!