Alliance Conference

About Alliance Executives’ Conferences

Each year the California Alliance holds two conferences for executives and senior managers incorporating plenaries, seminars and workshops on a wide variety of timely and critically important topics. Often the list of speakers includes thought leaders and authorities in the field, members of the state Legislature, officials from state and county child welfare, mental health and juvenile probation agencies, and experts from the Alliance’s own member agencies. Conference presentations are approved by the California Department of Social Services for Group Home  and STRTP Administrator CEUs, LCSW and MFT and clinical psychologist CEs. by the pending approval application of the California Psychological Association. Alliance Executives’ conferences provide excellent opportunities for the exchange of ideas and for networking with colleagues in a relaxed, informal environment.

SAVE THE DATE for Future Conferences:

Executive's Fall Conference, Sept. 3-6, 2019, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa


Alliance Executives’ Fall Conference, Sept. 3-6, 2019, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

The California Alliance of Child & Family Services is seeking 1- and 2-hour workshop and plenary speaker proposals for our Executives’ Fall Conference on Sept. 4-5 and pre-conference training (Executive Management/Group Home Administrator Training) on Sept. 3. 

Workshops provide an excellent opportunity for our members to learn from your experience and expertise in areas of interest or concern to Alliance member agency executives. Submission categories include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Continuum of Care Reform
  • Behavioral Health
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Foster Family-based Care and Treatment
  • TAY Services
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Adoption
  • Wraparound Services and Support
  • Innovation, Practices and Programs
  • Data & Outcomes
  • Substance Abuse
  • Empowering Youth & Families
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth
  • Education
  • Crisis Response
  • Transformative Collaborations
  • Staff, Management & Leadership
  • Other

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • Importance of the issue to our members;
  • Number of agencies affected by the issue;
  • CEU availability; and
  • Speaker’s experience.

Please go to this LINK for an RFP template to submit your proposal.

If a workshop proposal is accepted, we will contact you with more details.  We do not reimburse for travel expenses or conference costs.

Please submit your proposal to Kevin Swartzendruber at [email protected] by Friday, April 12, 2019.