2019 CLI Call for Proposals

The New Mexico Children’s Law Institute (CLI) is seeking proposals for inspirational, skill building, and solution focused workshops for the 26th annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 9-11, 2019.

Deadline for proposal submission is August 17, 2018 

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Join us in exploring the theme: “Purpose, Hope, and Change: Improving Daily Practices and Building a Better System.”

The 2019 annual conference theme encourages an intentional reflection of last year’s 25th anniversary theme which focused on challenging ourselves, shaking things up, looking honestly at what it is like to be a child in New Mexico.  We will take the challenges introduced at the 2018 conference and dig deeper, looking at what we can do to change our systems and ourselves.  What tools do we need to be successful in our work?  What are strategies we can employ to be an agent for change?  How do we stay connected to our purpose in the work we do? And how do we inspire hope in others and ourselves?

Criteria for Submission (see full application questions in form below):

We are looking for 1.5 hour long workshops that relate to child welfare, juvenile justice, service providers, advocates, educators, and legal professionals in those systems. Workshops can be geared toward one or more professions. We are seeking intermediate and advanced presentations for experienced professionals and volunteers. Academic paper proposals are not likely to be accepted.

To be considered, proposals must encompass the following criteria:

  • Relevance to conference theme and attendees
  • Use of innovative and applicable knowledge that is solution focused.
  • Incorporation of tools for skill building
  • Include audience interaction and critical thinking
  • Provide real world application 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.
  • Examples of the resource(s) you will utilize during the workshop and share with participants (handouts, PowerPoint slides, additional resources etc.)

Any topics that meet criteria are welcome. We are looking specifically for intermediate and advanced solution focused workshops on the following topics:

  • Actualizing change at the individual and system levels
  • Inspiring hope in others and ourselves
  • Poverty
  • Solution focused approaches to address implicit bias, racism, homophobia, or transphobia, et al.
  • Community Resources: How to access, how to get the most from, how to build your own.
  • Collaborations across systems
  • Leadership at every level
  • Communication, language, conflict resolution
  • Family Engagement
  • Youth Voice
  • Deeper understanding about impact of trauma and solution focused approaches to addressing trauma at all levels in the system.
  • Substance Use: Current Substances, Current Treatments, What is Working?
  • Increasing resiliency in our children, youth, families and ourselves.
  • Focus on working indigenous populations/ within Tribal systems
  • Innovative approaches to self-care, understanding secondary trauma, mindfulness, etc.
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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  • 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).
  • Up to 300 words- If accepted, this will be the description used in the conference program.
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  • Note: if you do not have all materials ready to submit please describe what your materials will be and acknowledge the expectation that all presentations must have some written materials available for participants prior to the conference. All materials will be uploaded onto conference mobile app. If your workshop has specific materials that must be read prior to the session please indicate.
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  • Sessions may be available the afternoon of January 9th and continue all day on January 10th through the morning of January 11th. Please indicate any day or time that you are NOT available to present.