NICWA Annual Conference

Date: Apr 19, 2015 - Apr 22, 2015

Where: Portland, OR

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About the Event:

33rd Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

 

For more information please visist http://www.nicwa.org/conference/index.asp 

 


 

Each year, the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) hosts the largest national gathering on American Indian and Alaska Native child advocacy issues. With over 800 attendees, this three-day conference attracts attention across North America, creating a space where participants can learn about the latest information across Indian Country in child welfare.

 

NICWA is excited to announce that our 33rd Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect will be taking place in NICWA’s hometown, Portland, Oregon, on April 19–22, 2015. Conference attendees are a cross-section of experts including child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice service providers; legal professionals; students; advocates for children; and tribal and federal leaders.

This year’s conference theme is “Healing from Trauma: Supporting Native Communities, Family, and Children.” It is intended to help attendees better understand cultural, historical, intergenerational, and current trauma in Indian Country with the goal of supporting Native communities, families, and children in a process of healing.


Conference Highlights

  • Over 70 workshops to attend
  • Exhibitors and arts and crafts vendors
  • Over 150 tribes represented
  • Social and professional networking
  • Cultural activities
  • Four exciting general sessions
  • Skill-building workshops
  • Banquet and silent auction
  • Membership reception
  • Special affinity group meetings such as those targeting ICWA directors and legal professionals
  • Special program for adult adoptees and their families
  • Awarding of the 2015 Champion for Native Children