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Child and Youth Care World Conference in January 2018

2018 Nurturing Hope Conference

4th Biennial California Community Services & 3rd Child and Youth Care World Conference Hosted by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families and the International Child and Youth Care Network January 15-18, 2018


Crown Plaza Ventura Beach 450 E Harbor Blvd Ventura CA 93001 USA Phone: 1-800-842-0800

Early registration opens May 15, 2017 Pre-Conference: $165 ($199 after September 1) Conference: $395 ($429 after September 1)

About the Conference

Children, youth, and families – as well as those who provide care and support to them – are living in a time where hope for the future is needed. Hope is an integral part of the healing experience and is exactly what those facing difficult circumstances in life need.

This conference aims to explore, restore promote hope for those involved in strengthening fami-lies around the world. Conference keynotes and workshops as well as optional pre-conference and networking opportunities will equip and refresh you in your personal and professional work with children, youth, and families.

For the first time this conference brings together eight years of a statewide conference focused on supporting the most challenged children and youth in the community together with the 3rd Child and Youth Care Conference which has gathered in Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada), Vienna (Austria), and now in Southern California (USA).

The conference venue is located just steps from the Pacific Ocean in Ventura, California – an hour north of Los Angeles International airport or the Bob Hope Burbank airport or a half hour south of the Santa Barbara airport. Rail access is available one block from the hotel from Bob Hope Burbank airport.

You are invited to join like-minded colleagues for four days of learning, networking, and strengthening your work in supporting children, youth, and families.

Who should attend:

• Child & Youth Care practitioners • Therapeutic Behavioral Services staff (specialists, coaches, supervisors) • Family members & peers • Child & family advocates • CYC/youth development academic program instructors • Short-term residential treatment program (STRTP) staff • Wraparound teams • Social Workers & Associate Social Workers • Resource families (foster, kinship, adoptive parents) • Katie A. service providers (ICC, IHBS, TFC) • Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) staff • Child welfare, mental health & juvenile justice system personnel • K-12 educators

This conference is open to the first 320 registrants. Space is limited so register early. Limited scholarships (for registration fees) are available for those traveling from outside North America. For more information contact Darlene Navarro at or 805-366-4064.

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