After a very successful 2011 SDM® Conference in Baton Rouge, LA, the Children’s Research Center (CRC) is happy to announce some exciting changes to the scope of the next conference, which will take place May 14–16, 2014, at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego, CA.
As CRC’s body of work grows and the agency works more closely with its parent organization, NCCD, the SDM Conference will also evolve in 2014 to encompass a larger scope that focuses on children, youth, and families involved with youth-serving social services agencies, including child welfare and juvenile justice.
An evolution of the SDM Conference, the NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families will better support NCCD’s mission of promoting just and equitable social systems for individuals, families, and communities through research, public policy, and practice. The NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families will feature workshops and presentations by jurisdictions that have adopted evidence-based practices, conducted innovative research to develop and improve programs, and applied implementation science to effectively and sustainably introduce change. Educational opportunities will be offered regarding child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and other topics such as working with multisystem-involved children and families and improving outcomes for children involved in welfare systems.
Please visit our conferece event page for more information.
Our session request for proposals can be accessed here. Corporate, nonprofit, and individual sponsorship opportunities will be released in the spring of 2013. An agenda and registration materials will be available in the fall of 2013. Please check back often for the latest updates on the conference, or contact us for more information.