Call for Workshop Proposals
The New York State Child Abuse Prevention Conference inspires and equips professionals, advocates, parents and other caregivers with the most recent strategies and techniques for strengthening families, preventing child abuse, and improving outcomes for at-risk children and families.
We are seeking workshop proposals that focus on developing the knowledge and expertise needed by practitioners in today’s complex environment. Preference is given to presentations that are highly interactive, include strategies to engage the audience, and leave participants with new skills and learning they can immediately put to use in their jobs, homes, and communities.
The deadline to submit is January 4, 2013.
- Submit Your Workshop Proposal Here: All workshop proposals must be submitted online.
- Download the Call for Workshop Proposals. This is a PDF version of the information below plus a workshop proposal checklist to assist you with the submission of your proposal
Attendees represent many different voices, working in varying arenas: parenting education, family support, child abuse prevention and child protective services, intervention and treatment, domestic violence, early childhood education, health care, mental health, legal services, schools and in the home as parents. Their common vision is to build a world where all children grow in healthy and nurturing homes, schools, neighborhoods and communities.
Workshop tracks include:
- Parenting Education and Support
- Child Abuse Prevention Skills and Strategies
- Reducing Barriers to Children’s Well-Being
- Family Engagement and Involvement
- Personal and Organizational Resilience
The deadline for submission is January 4, 2013
In addition to workshops, we are also interested in institutes (two-part workshops), as well as panels and round table discussions that feature three or four presenters. Maximum number of presenters per session is four. Workshop length is 1.5 hours; institute length is 3 hours. We encourage submission of proposals at advanced levels for experienced professionals, as well as general interest workshops.
Criteria for all workshops:
- Focus on strategies, skills building and practical application.
- Include an interactive component.
- Fit one of the conference tracks listed on the previous page.
- Provide participants with “take home” handouts on key information and concepts. This is very important. Participants expect to be able to take information home with them because it helps put new learning into practice.
- If about a specific program model, focus must be on implementation/replication issues.
- Is not a sales pitch (which would, however, be welcome as a conference exhibit).
- PCANY will promote workshops and presenters through mailings, e-mail, social networks, and our website.
- We are happy to waive one day’s registration fee, for the day of their presentation, for workshop presenters.
- Presenters are responsible for transportation, lodging, and copies of handouts for workshop participants.
- Presenters who wish to do PowerPoint presentations are responsible for bringing their own laptops, LCD projectors and hard copies of the PowerPoint to their workshop.
- Strategies to build secure attachments and healthy relationships
- Parenting the difficult child / responding to children’s challenging behaviors
- Parenting the special needs child
- Brain development: The effects of trauma versus positive interaction
- Incorporating art, music or theater into work with children
Track 2: Child Abuse Prevention Skills and Strategies
- Child sexual abuse prevention and/or treatment
- Effective community collaborations and partnerships
- Cross systems collaborations/integrating systems
- Working with children who have experienced trauma
- Strategies to strengthen preventive services and enhance children’s safety
- Integrating the Protective Factor Framework into practice
Track 3: Reducing Barriers to Children's Well-Being
- Working with families in crisis (e.g. poverty, substance abuse or domestic violence)
- Infant/child mental health, including social and emotional development
- Reducing bullying and peer violence
- Post-partum and maternal depression
- Family Assessment Response (FAR)
Track 4: Family Engagement and Involvement
- Family engagement in CPS and preventive services
- Promoting father engagement
- Cultural competency in service provision
- Cultivating parent leaders and advocates
- Applying the Protective Factor Framework to engagement
- Growing and sustaining family engagement
Track 5: Personal and Organizational Resilience
- Successful implementation of programs and lessons learned for other programs
- Maintaining fidelity in an environment of scarcity
- Program evaluation and quality improvement
- Developing effective supervisory skills
- Improving personal facilitation skills
- Marketing and communications for non-profits
- Vicarious trauma and self care
- Strategies to enhance personal performance
- Submit Your Workshop Proposal here: All Workshop proposals must be submitted online. Make sure you have reviewed the proposal checklist from the Call for Proposals PDF before you submit your proposal online.
- You may want to prepare portions of your proposal (summary, objectives, content, methods to engage audience) in Microsoft Word (or another word processing program) before submitting it online and save the file to your computer so you have a record of what you sent.
- Supplementary materials (workshop handouts and presenter resumes) can not be submitted through the web site. Please email these materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Questions about your proposal should be directed to Jennifer Matrazzo at 518-445-1273.
- Mailed or faxed proposals will NOT be accepted.
- Incomplete proposals will not be accepted.
Download the Call for Workshop Proposals. This is a PDF version of the information explained above plus a workshop proposal checklist to assist you with the submission of your proposal.
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