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2018 Annual Youth Worker Conference Call for Presenters

Co-presented by the ACRC and the WACYCP

 Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Junior Achievement Kohls Education Center
11111 W Liberty Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53224

The Wisconsin Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals (WACYCP) and Association of Child Residential Centers (ACRC) are accepting proposals for the 2018 Annual Youth Care Conference. The all-day conference will be held on Thursday June 14th at the JA Kohls Education Center in Milwaukee, WI. The theme of this year’s conference is “Greater Together: Intentional Collaboration”. It is being co-presented by both the WACYCP and ACRC.

We are seeking proposals in many topic areas. Each workshop should be 90 minutes long. Please specify if the workshop is aimed for an introductory, intermediate or advanced direct youth care worker. Workshops should be aimed at youth care workers who work with youth aged 7 to 24. Some suggested topic areas are:

  1. Diversity in Youth Work Settings
  2. Teaching Healthy Boundaries/Ethics
  3. Crisis Stabilization
  4. Gangs- Strength Based Approach
  5. Incarcerated Parents and/or Family Issues
  6. Independent Living Skills
  7. Implementing Programs/Program Planning
  8. Resource Development/Grant Writing
  9. Seclusion/Restraint
  10. Gender Specific Programming in the Youth Work Setting
  11. Youth Led/Youth Facilitated Workshops
  12. Domestic Violence and Youth Work
  13. Working with Older Youth (18-24)
  14. Sexual Exploitation of Youth
  15. Self-Care for Youth Workers
  16. Hiring Quality Youth Care Staff
  17. Youth Mental Health
  18. Youth Sexuality Issues
  19. Trauma Informed Care
  20. Administrative Topics
  21. Supervision
  22. Any Other Pertinent Topic

Compensation: Each workshop that is selected will receive a complimentary admission for the all-day conference, for each conference presenter (if more than one for the workshop).

Please complete the following information and submit to the WACYCP for consideration:

  1. Workshop Title
  2. Main Presenters Name
  3. Main Presenters Title and Contact Information
  4. Other Presenters Names and Titles (if applicable)
  5. Mailing Address
  6. Email Address
  7. Contact Phone Number
  8. Preferred Presentation Format: 90 minute workshop OR (2) 90 minute Sessions- same topic, part I and part II
  9. The workshop rooms can accommodate between 20-50 participants. Is there a limit to number of participants for your workshop?
  10. Short Description of the Workshop- 250 words or less (may be used in conference brochure)
  11. How does this workshop relate to our conference theme of “Greater Together: Intentional Collaboration”?
  12. What national competency domain does your workshop cover? For more information on the domains, visit www.cyccb.org. The website gives a thorough description of each domain so you identify the one that best fits your workshop proposal:

Professionalism
Cultural & human diversity
Applied human development
Relationship & communication
Developmental practice methods


All proposals are due by Friday February 23rd 2018 at 5:00 pm central time. If you have any questions, please contact the WACYCP office at (414) 519-3130 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To turn in your proposal, please utilize one of the following methods:
By Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (preferred method)
By Fax: (414) 562-4557 Attn: WACYCP
My Mail: WACYCP, PO Box 510423, Milwaukee WI 53203

Please follow this link to download the 2018 Annual Youth Worker Conference Call for Presenters brochure.

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