Sheraton Arlington Hotel
1500 Convention Center Drive ~ Arlington, Texas 76011 ~ 217.261.8200
November 7-10, 2016
The Strengthening Youth & Families Conference is moving to Arlington this year, and will feature prominent subject matter experts on topics related to strengthening our most at-risk youth and supporting their families. A very special dinner event is planned at the Texas Rangers Baseball Stadium, along with a presidential election watch party!
While the conference officially kicks-off on Tuesday, November 8th at 1:30 pm, pre-conference seminars begin on Monday, November 7th. This interagency-sponsored conference offers workshops related to the promotion of positive youth development and the prevention, intervention, and treatment of high-risk behaviors in youth. Workshops will be geared to a multi-disciplinary audience of youth-serving professionals, volunteers, and family members. We expect each workshop to be approved for professional continuing education units for social workers, mental health providers, juvenile justice providers, and law enforcement – with a maximum of 22 hours of training credit.
Event participants include probation and parole officers, child protective workers, correctional officers and caseworkers, juvenile justice professionals, teachers and school safety officers, mental health providers, substance abuse treatment providers, community volunteers working with youth and families, family members of system-involved youth, and many other community stakeholders.
Don’t miss this incredible event that promises to inspire – educate – and expand your professional networks!
Monday, November 7, 2016
8:30 am-5:00 pm Pre-Conference Seminars & Training Meetings
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
8:30 am-12:00 pm Pre-Conference Seminars & Training Meetings
OFFICIAL CONFERENCE BEGINS!
1:30-3:00 pm Opening General Session featuring Christian Moore of WhyTry
3:30-5:00 pm Workshops
4:00-6:00 pm SVRC Business Meeting
5:30-10:00 pm Presidential Election Watch Party!
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
9:00-10:30 am Workshops
11:00 am-12:00 pm Workshops
12:15-1:45 pm Luncheon General Session featuring the panel presentation "Implications of 'Raise the Age' Legislation"
2:00-3:30 pm Workshops
4:00-5:00 pm Workshops
5:30-8:30 pm Texas Rangers/Globe Life Park Dinner & Tour (Ticket included with conference registration)
Thursday, November 10, 2016
9:00-10:30 am Workshops
11:00 am-12:30 pm Closing General Session featuring the panel presentation "Instilling a 'Go for the Gold Medal' Mindset in Youth"
SPONSOR & EXHIBITORS:
There are a variety of sponsorship
and exhibitor packages available to youth-serving organizations or businesses.
Contact Marie Welsch at 512-490-7990 or Marie.Welsch@tjjd.texas.gov to learn