November 2-4, 2022 – Virtual Child Welfare Conference
Together We Can is an annual multi-disciplinary conference that focuses on the children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The children may be in foster care, residential care, kinship care or have been reunited with their birth family. We provide many educational opportunities for professionals featuring both national and local experts. The TWC conference is geared toward social workers, attorneys, judges and court staff, CASA volunteers and staff, children’s advocacy centers, law enforcement, educators and child welfare stakeholders—all working to make a difference in the lives of Louisiana’s abused and neglected children.
The Together We Can conference offers in-depth learning opportunities which address policy and practice concerns. There will be keynote addresses focused on the latest trends and institute sessions allowing more intensive attention to the selected topics. Annual awards will be presented during the keynote sessions, recognizing excellence in service.
The cost to attend the virtual conference is $95 per person for three days. We have 18 hours of CLE and CEU approved, including legal ethics, social work ethics, legal professionalism and clinical social work hours. Essentially $5.28 per credit hour! A bargain!
There are several organizations which have chosen to collaborate to create this annual event. In 2002 it was determined that there were several similar events being held with similar speakers and often the same audiences. Their efforts and funds were pooled to create the larger single event which now averages over 800 people attending. Current coalition members are:
- Louisiana Supreme Court—Court Improvement Program
- Pelican Center for Children and Families
- Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services—Children’s Justice Act
- Louisiana CASA Association
- Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy
- Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund
- Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parents Association
- National Association of Social Workers-Louisiana Chapter
Who Attends Together We Can?
- Children’s Attorneys
- Social Workers
- CASA Staff & Volunteers
- Parent’s Attorneys
- Nonprofit Leaders
- Forensic Interviewers
- Children’s Advocacy Centers
- Law Enforcement
- Foster/Adoptive Parents
- Students and Interns
- Former Foster Youth
- Mental Health Workers
- Indigent Defenders
- Tribal Social Workers and Judicial
- District Attorneys and Assistant District Attorneys
- Prevention Coordinators
- Court Staff
- FINS Program Leaders
- Faith-based Programs
- And more…
We hope you register to join us to collaborate for all children and families!
Questions? You can call Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.