2020 CYFD Resource Family Conference

NMSU and CYFD are carefully monitoring the current public health situation and will provide updated information regarding the conference as soon as possible.
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Embracing Hope: Solutions, Connection and Compassion

May 28-30, 2020 in Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Marriott Uptown

2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

The 2020 Resource Family Conference is combining 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.


Call for Proposals

Interested in Presenting at the 2020 Conference?

Follow this link for a more detailed list of requested Workshop Topics

Ready to submit?

Submit a Workshop Proposal for the 2020 Conference Here


Participant Registration and Exhibiting


Is your organization interested in being an exhibitor?
Fill out the Exhibitor Interest Form here.

Updated Information Regarding Participant Registration for Families and Staff  Will be Provided as Soon as Any Such Information Becomes Available

♦ Foster families may be eligible for travel stipend. More information will be posted soon.

♦ Childcare for children 6 weeks to 12 years old will be provided offsite by Altamonte Child Development Center. More Information will be provided during registration.

♦ Rooms at the Marriott Uptown and Hilton Garden Inn are available at the conference rate. Please see links below.




Pediatric Psychologist and Author of Beyond Behaviors, Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges

“Dr. Mona Delahooke integrates knowledge from the fields of infant mental health, child development, clinical psychology and neuroscience to provide a revolutionary approach to challenging behaviors in children.”-Megan Stilwill, DO FAAP, Pediatrician


Agenda Overview


Pre-Conference Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Foster Parent ♦ Adoptive ♦ Kinship/Guardianship

Pre-Conference Sessions will focus on issues relevant to the needs and concerns specific to Kinship Families, Foster Families and Adoptive Families


Conference Friday, May 29, 2020, 8:30am – Saturday May 30, 2020 12:00 Noon

♦ Conference Speakers

♦ Workshops offering concrete information & skills

♦ Regional Networking Forums and More


2020 Conference Details 

Thursday May 28th Friday May 29th Saturday May 30th
                                  Sign-in Welcome/Opening Remarks Session III
11:00am- 6:00pm 8:30am 8:30am
Pre-Conference  Opening Keynote Closing Keynote
 1:00pm-4:30pm 9:00am 10:30am
Session I 
Appreciation Awards Luncheon
Session I I
Regional Networking Forums





Lodging Information


Please note that you are responsible for making your own lodging arrangements and payment.  We have a block of rooms set aside especially for our conference attendees at the Albuquerque Marriott Uptown and the Hilton Garden Inn.  Hilton Garden Inn is a three minute walk(less than a 1/10 of a mile) from the Marriott Uptown.

This room block will be available until May 14, 2020. Reservation requests received after this date will be accepted by Hotel at its discretion.

Room Single King Rate Double Queen Rate
Marriott Uptown $96.00 + tax Not Available
Hilton Garden Inn Not Available $96.00 + tax

**Prevailing government per diem rate, subject to change**

Albuquerque Marriott Uptown

2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87110, TEL: +1-505-881-6800

Online Booking Site for Marriott
Only Single King rooms are available with the Marriott.

If you wish to call in your reservation, please use the 3 letter code ‘FOS’.  You will be asked to provide credit card information.

Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Uptown

6510 Americas Parkway NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87110, TEL: +1-505-944-0300 

Online Booking Site for HIlton Garden Inn
Only double Queen rooms are available with Hilton Garden Inn.

If you wish to call in your reservation, please use the 6 letter code ‘NMACES’.  You will be asked to provide credit card information.

Please contact Albuquerque Marriott Uptown or Hilton Garden Inn and provide credit card information in order to reserve your room.

Direct website reservation links and codes will soon be available. 


Child Care Information


Childcare for ages six weeks through 12 years will be provided off-site by Altamonte Child Development Center, Inc. which is conveniently located within 3.5 miles of Albuquerque Marriott Uptown, where the conference takes place.  Their address is 3305 Alta Monte Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107.

Childcare is available for bio, adoptive, and foster children.

Families are encouraged to coordinate respite or alternative care for their children due to limited childcare.

Children may be dropped off at Altamonte Child Development Center, Inc on;
Thursday, May 28, starting at 11:30am and picked up by 5:45pm.
Friday, May 29, starting at 7:00am and picked up by 5:45pm.
Saturday, May 30, starting at 7:00am and picked up by 12:45pm.

Childcare waivers will be provided onsite at Altamonte.  It is highly recommended that you allow time to complete these forms onsite if you haven’t printed, and completed, the waiver form beforehand.


There will be a Conference Youth Track for youth 13-17 years old. These older youth may elect to attend workshops with their parents/guardians.

Details will be provided in your final registration confirmation email.

Please print, and complete, a Childcare Waiver/Registration Form, for each child that will be attending childcare.  Please bring your completed form with you to Altamonte and present to Altamonte upon delivering your child(ren) to Altamonte.

No need to mail the form.  Just print  it up, complete one for each child, and bring it with you to Albuquerque to give to Altamonte when you drop off your child.

Childcare Waiver/Registration Form 

If a child is attending childcare and will need medication while in Altamonte’s care, please print and complete, for each child requiring medication, a Child Medication Administration Request Form.

Child Medication Administration Request Form

Altamonte Child Development Center, Inc. Driving Directions

Please direct any childcare questions to Bob Brazell or call 505-872-9268, 575-646-0325, before contacting Altamonte.




If you have questions about the conference, please email Bob Brazell or call 505-872-9268, 575-646-0325.