Posts Tagged NACC Conference

Reflections on the NACC Conference: The Need for More Education on the Role of Trauma in Child Development

Reflections on the NACC Conference: The Need for More Education on the Role of Trauma in Child Development

This year I attended the National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and it was an amazing experience. I was delighted to see an abundance of child welfare advocates and discover that people were generally interested in helping vulnerable children. Growing up in foster care, this is a side of the child welfare system that is barely seen. Oftentimes in foster care, it feels like no one understands how life in foster care feels or like

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Hotel Chicken and Sub-Zero Rooms – Confessions of an NACC Conference Planner

Hotel Chicken and Sub-Zero Rooms – Confessions of an NACC Conference Planner

Hot chicken and sub-zero rooms. Those are the two items I’m betting every meeting planner has had to contest with during a conference evaluation. I know I have during my 13 years here at NACC. The business of planning and hosting an event for hundreds of people takes patience, understanding, and an awesome team. The logistics leading up to an event keeps you busy for months, and you’re working on the current one and probably the next two at the

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Can #HACKCHILDLAW Bring Child Welfare Into the 21st Century?

Can #HACKCHILDLAW Bring Child Welfare Into the 21st Century?

Whether you’re a technophile or a technophobe, we all live in the midst of technology that has transformed our daily lives. Sitting in your kitchen at breakfast, your cell phone goes off with an AMBER alert telling you a child is missing. On your way to work, the phone pings again; it’s an app reminding you to take your medicine. As you approach the office, another app can now send you to the nearest available parking space. As you pull

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The NACC Conference: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Family Law and You

The NACC Conference: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Family Law and You

Yes, it’s already time. The National Association of Counsel for Children’s 39th Annual National Child Welfare, Juvenile and Family Law Conference is set for August 12-14, 2016 in Philadelphia, and it’s time to submit your abstract. We’re unique in that we’re the largest such gathering of attorneys and other professionals in our field, but also because we have an open, competitive submission process for the presentations and workshops that will educate and engage over 700 attorneys, judges, social workers, clinicians,

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Submit Your Abstract to the 39th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference, and Leave the PowerPoint Behind

Submit Your Abstract to the 39th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference, and Leave the PowerPoint Behind

Many of this blog’s readers know the National Association of Counsel for Children’s annual conference. We attract the finest presenters, the most discriminating attendees, and the largest attendance of any annual gathering of attorneys and other professionals in dependency, delinquency, and family law. We had a blast in Monterey this year, and I hope you join us in Philadelphia this coming August. NACC has an open submission process for conference sessions, and we benefit each year from receiving at least

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