2018 CYFD Annual 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.

This Year’s Conference Will Be Held At:


Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Registration will open soon! Please check back later.

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Siga el enlace aqui para información en español sobre la Conferencia de 2018 de los Padres de Crianza


Conference Details

Friday September 7, 2018
Saturday September 8, 2018
8:00am-9:00am Childcare Drop Off (Off-Site)


 *Continental Breakfast Will be Served



Childcare Drop Off (Off-Site)


 *Continental Breakfast Will be Served

9:00am-10:30am Opening Keynote Session 8:30am-10:00am Workshop Sessions III
10:30am-10:45am Break 10:00am-10:30am Break
10:45am-12:15pm Workshop Sessions I 10:30am-12:00pm Closing Keynote Speaker
12:15pm-1:45pm Foster Parent Lunch and Excellence Awards 12:00pm Pick-Up Kids from Childcare
1:45pm-3:15pm Town Hall
3:15pm-3:30pm Break
3:30pm-5:00pm Workshop Sessions II
5:00pm-5:30pm Pick-Up Kids from Childcare


Lodging Information



Childcare Information

Childcare will be provided by TBD. Childcare is available for bio, adoptive and foster children age 2-18. Childcare is not available for TFC. Children must also be potty trained. Additional information will be provided later, please check back for updates.


Stipend Information

The vendor process is a little different this year. Only CYFD Licensed Foster Parents will need to fill out the W-9 form. Download the W-9 Form below which includes instructions on how to fill out the W-9. Stipend awards for travel will depend upon the distance travel to Albuquerque for the conference. TFC Families are not eligible for the stipend, no additional paperwork is needed.

Click Here for W-9 Form with Instructions

Deposit Information

A deposit check of $100 is required for all CYFD Foster Parent and TFC Family registrations. Once you have submitted your registration, you will receive an email with information on where to mail your check.



If you have questions about the conference, please contact Lorretta Diaz at lediaz@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5334


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