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.