CYFD Protective Services Conferences

Resource Family Conference

The Resource Family Conference combines the Annual Foster Parent Conference with the Adoptive Families Conference.

The Resource Family Conference will also be expanded to include our many kinship, relative and guardianship families.

The 2020 Conference will not happen as planned due to Covid-19.

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Foster Parent Conference

This annual conference provides foster parents and placement staff with presentations by nationally known speakers; workshops on various topics including childhood trauma, PSD’s new safety practice, general information on child abuse and neglect, positive discipline, access to resources, and more, as well as opportunities to meet other foster parents and department staff.

2019-2020 Foster Parent and Adoption & Guardianship Conference Update: The Annual Foster Parent Conference and the Adoption & Guardianship Conference have been combined into the Resource Family Conference.

Past Conferences

2018 CYFD Annual Foster Parent Conference

2017 CYFD Annual Foster Parent Conference

2016 CYFD Annual Foster Parent Conference

Independent Living Youth Conference

This annual conference is held annually to educate, support and empower youth who have recently or will soon age out of the foster care system. The conference is an opportunity to highlight services and opportunities available to youth and give them foundational skills for their future independence.

2020 Independent Living Youth Conference

Past Conferences

2019 Independent Living Youth Conference

2018 Independent Living Youth Conference

2017 Independent Living Youth Conference

2016 Independent Living Youth Conference

Adoptive Families Conference

This annual conference provides adoptive parents and placement staff with presentations by nationally known speakers; workshops on various topics including dealing with children with reactive attachment disorder, information on child abuse and neglect, positive discipline, access to resource, and more, as well as opportunities to meet other adoptive parents and department staff.

2019 CYFD Adoption and Guardianship Conference

2019-2020 Foster Parent and Adoption & Guardianship Conference Update: The Annual Foster Parent Conference and the Adoption & Guardianship Conference have been combined into the Resource Family Conference.