• September 2004
  • Vol. 5, No. 7

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Upcoming national conferences on adoption and child welfare through December 2004 include:


  • 16th Annual ATTACh Conference on Attachment and Bonding (The Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children; October 3 through 6, Richmond, VA)
  • Indian Child Welfare Training Institute (National Indian Child Welfare Association; October 4 through 8, Reno, NV)
  • Adoption Exchange Association 2004 Biennial Conference (October 7 through 9, Santa Fe, NM)
  • 2nd Annual "It's My Life" Conference (Casey Family Programs; October 12 through 14, Sacramento, CA)
  • 6th National Structured Decision Making Conference "Strengthening SDM Implementation for Improved Outcomes" (Children's Research Center; October 13 through 14, Long Beach, WI)
  • NCALP and Fostering Results 2004 National Symposium "Permanency by the Numbers: Improving Dependency Caseflow Management Through Data-Driven Strategies" (National Center for Adoption Law and Policy; October 18 through 19, Columbus, OH)
  • 2004 Child Welfare League of America Biennial Leadership Summit: "Is the System Broken? Creating the Will, Wisdom and Ways to Meet the Needs of America's Children" (October 20 through 22, Hilton Head, SC)
  • 2004 National Youth Services Summit: Transitioning At-Risk Youth to Employment and Self-Sufficiency (The Performance Institute; October 25 through 27, San Diego, CA)


  • Adolescence and The Transition To Adulthood: Rethinking Public Policy For A New Century (Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago; November 8 through 9, Chicago, IL)
  • 2004 National Adoption Training Conference "All in the Family: Achieving Excellence in Adoption" (Child Welfare League of America; November 8 through 10, Los Angeles, CA)
  • Children's Rights Council 15th Annual National Conference "The Best Parent is Both Parents" (November 11 through 13, Toledo, OH)
  • 66th Annual National Council on Family Relations Conference (November 17 through 20, Orlando, FL)
  • APSAC's Second Annual Trauma Treatment Clinic (American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children; November 29 through December 3, Maui, HI)


  • 19th National Training Institute "A Changing World for Babies" (Zero to Three; December 3 through 5, Sacramento, CA)
  • Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health 16th Annual Conference (December 9 through 12, Washington, DC)

Further details about national and regional adoption and child welfare conferences can be found in the Conference Calendar on Child Welfare Information Gateway: www.childwelfare.gov/calendar

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