2017 CYFD Annual Foster Parent Conference

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Santa Fe Community Convention Center

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All 6.5 hours of training available for the 2017 Foster Parent Conference will fulfill the Mandated Training Hours.

 

The New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department (CYFD) honors their foster parents by sponsoring a 1.5 day (Friday/Saturday) annual state conference in the fall of each year. The event is intended to provide licensed CYFD foster parents with an opportunity to celebrate their service and acquire new knowledge and skills. The content of the conference is specially designed each year to address current needs in the foster care community. Foster parents receive a stipend check to offset travel expenses and limited onsite child care is provided for foster children in their care.

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Child Care Information

Conference Details

Friday September 15, 2017

Saturday September 16, 2017

8:00am-9:00am Registration Sign-In & Childcare Drop Off

*Continental Breakfast Will be Served

7:45am-8:00am Sign-In
9:00am-10:45am Opening Session 8:00am-9:15am Closing Keynote
10:45am-11:00am Break 9:15am-9:30am Break
11:00am-12:30pm Workshop Session I 9:30am-11:00am Group A Workshop Session III
12:30pm-2:00pm Foster Parent Lunch and Excellence Awards 9:45am -10:45am Group B: Meet & Greet Reception at Governor’s Residence
2:00pm-3:15pm Regional Town Halls 11:15am-12:45pm Group B Workshop III
3:15pm-3:30pm Break 11:30am-12:30pm Group A: Meet & Greet Reception at Governor’s Residence
3:30pm-5:00pm Workshop Session II 12:45pm-1:15pm Good Bye and Pick up Kids from Childcare

 

Opening Keynote Speaker

                  Closing Keynote Speakers

Chauncey Strong Headshot

Chauncey Strong, MSW

Kim Stevens Headshot

Kim Stevens, M.Ed.

Sue O'Connor Head Shot

Susan Harris O’Connor, MSW

                                         

Stipend Information

TFC Families are not eligible for the stipend.  Therefore, TFC Families do not need to submit the VQ.

If you do not wish to receive a stipend, the VQ is not required.

Stipend awards for travel will depend upon the distance travel to Santa Fe for the conference and are listed as follows:

  • For families who live 0-50 map miles from Santa Fe, TBD
  • For families who live 51-150 map miles from Santa Fe, TBD
  • For families who live 151-250 map miles from Santa Fe, TBD
  • For families who live 251+ map miles from Santa Fe, TBD

*Please note that stipend amounts are for 2 travel days, therefore if only one conference day is attended the stipend amount will decrease.

Stipends will not be handed out on site. They will be mailed to you within 30 days after the conference. Please be prepared financially as you will be responsible for your hotel room costs at the time of the conference. All families requesting a stipend must fill out two (2) NMSU forms in order to receive payment.

  1. First, the primary parent  should complete the Vendor Questionnaire form and submit to NMSU before the conference. This form should be typed or printed legibly, then printed and signed. The completed form must be received by August 30, 2017 or it will delay your receipt of funds.
  2. At the conference you will be required to also complete an NMSU Direct Pay Request form. You MUST complete both the Vendor Questionnaire form AND the Direct Pay Request form in order to receive your stipend payment. The Direct Pay Request form will be available for your signature when you pick up your deposit check on site. 

Directions for filling out the NMSU-VQ form:

Follow the steps below to correctly fill out your Vendor Questionnaire form.

  • You may opt to scan/email your completed Vendor Questionnaire form to ortaleza@nmsu.edu or call Mary Ortaleza at (575)646-1393 with any questions.
  • PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE DEPOSIT OR THE VENDOR QUESTIONNAIRE(VQ) TO NMSU PURCHASING AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT OR TO VENDORS@NMSU.EDU AS STATED ON PAGE 1 OF THE VENDOR QUESTIONNAIRE-INSTRUCTIONS.  The deposit check and VQ must be sent to Mary Ortaleza at the address and email below.
  • The information on the form must be in the name of the primary parent
  • The address you put on your Vendor Questionnaire form will be the address your stipend check is mailed to.
  • Section 1
    • Fill in the “Are you currently working with a department on a purchase?” Check “Yes“.  Enter Dept Name as “EFCS“.
    • Fill in your “Social Security Number/Federal Employer ID Number”.
    • Fill in your “Legal name”.
    • Fill in the “Remit To Address”, using the address to which your check will be mailed.
    • Fill in your “Phone Number” and “Email Address”.
  • Section 2: Business Types –“Individual”.
  • Section 3: Additional Business types -Select – “One time payment”.
  • Section 4: Conflict of Interest – Select – “No”.
  • Section 5: Independent Contractor Determination – Select – “Travel” and “Reimbursement”. Question 1, answer “Yes” Questions 2-11, answer “N/A”.
  • Section 6: Terms and Conditions – Print, sign and date.
  • Send the form in with your deposit check, see mailing address below. Forms received after August 30th, 2017 will not be processed until after the conference which will delay your receipt of funds.
  • You may opt to scan/email your completed Vendor Questionnaire form to ortaleza@nmsu.edu or call Mary Ortaleza at (575)646-1393 with any questions.

Mailing Address
New Mexico State University
Southwest Regional Training Center
Attn:  Mary Ortaleza
P.O. Box 30003 MSC 3470
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003

Deposit Information

You are required to submit a $100 deposit check per family made out to NMSU.  Your registration will not be finalized until we receive the check, see mailing address below.  These checks will be returned to you at the conference and will only be cashed if you do not show up or if you do not give us ample notice before September 8, 2017 that you will not be in attendance.  We require deposit checks because space is limited.  If you have any questions regarding the reservation deposit, please email Mary Ortaleza at ortaleza@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1393.

Mailing Address

New Mexico State University
Southwest Regional Training Center
Attn:  Mary Ortaleza
P.O. Box 30003 MSC 3470
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003

 

Registration

Foster Parent Conference Family Registration
Foster Parent Conference Staff Registration

Questions

If you have questions about the conference please contact Bob Brazell at bbrazell@nmsu.edu or 575-646-0325 or 505-872-9268.