2018 CLI Call for Proposals

The New Mexico Children’s Law Institute is seeking proposals for all possible workshops for the 25th annual conference, which will be held January 10-12, 2018, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Online submission form below

The focus for this 25th year will be on challenging ourselves, shaking things up, looking honestly at what it is like to be a child in New Mexico, and asking how we move forward towards better outcomes for our kids and their families, especially those who are involved with—or at risk of involvement with—the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. We want to push the envelope, be honest about some uncomfortable truths and look at the tough issues we face in our state. We then want to present new, innovative and challenging ideas for how we can truly make change.

The focus should be on what is new, what is provocative, what is working and what isn’t. How can we kick-start the next 25 years with a plan to make New Mexico a safe place to grow up? Surprise us with out-of-the box ideas that push the boundaries of the status quo; this is not the time to play it safe.

We are open to all topics that will address the needs of children and families in New Mexico. Click here to download a list 2018 CLI Possible Topic areas

For first consideration please submit your proposal by August 1, 2017. Proposals submitted after this date will still be considered on an as-needed basis. Proposals will be reviewed by the planning committee throughout August with decisions to be sent out starting in September 2017.

We are looking for 1.5 hour long workshops that will relate to child welfare, juvenile justice, service providers, advocates, educators and legal professionals. Workshops can be geared towards one or more professions. Preference will be given to proposals that:

  • Increase and/or provide new knowledge
  • Focus on skill building
  • Include hands-on, interactive components
  • Provide a “take away” that can be applied to an attendees’ individual area of expertise
  • Content related specifically to the cultures in New Mexico and the particular and unique challenges we face.

Academic paper proposals are not likely to be accepted.

2018 Children's Law Institute - Call for Proposals

We prefer information be typed directly into the form, however you may upload documents at the end of the form or email to cli-nm@nmsu.edu. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk*
  • This will be the email address used by the CLI committee to contact you about your proposal.
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  • Up to 300 words- If accepted, this will be the description used in the conference program.
  • Briefly describe how your workshop will address the call to focus on what is new, what is provocative, what is working in New Mexico and what isn't. This is not to the exclusion of national models, but relevance to New Mexico programs, policies, cultures, and challenges is important.
  • Describe the primary intended audience, both in terms of target profession(s) and level of expertise, how the content relates to the legal, child welfare & juvenile justice community and whether the session is intended for a beginning, intermediate, or advanced audience.
  • Please include a biographical summary paragraph of 150-200 words for each presenter. Bios should be in the third person and please include education and credentials as applicable (required for CEU/CLEs).
  • Sessions may be available the afternoon of January 10th and continue all day on January 11th through the morning of January 12th. Please indicate any day or time that you are NOT available to present.
  • The following Continuing Education Credits are offered at the CLI: NM Social Work CEUs for Social Workers* and MCLE/CJE credits for Lawyers and Judges. All proposals will be vetted for continuing education credit approval by the appropriate boards, please provide any additional information you think necessary to qualify your session for continuing education credit. *Social Work Continuing Education Credits require that the content presented is relevant in some way to the social work profession and will contribute to the professional development of social workers. Additionally in New Mexico, cultural competence credits can be offered for workshops that address specifically the social work practice with New Mexico cultural groups.
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