13th Annual Keeping Children Safe Conference
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13th Annual Keeping Children Safe Conference

Registration is now open! Please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-keeping-children-safe-conference-tickets-12208326433 to reserve your seat!  More information is available on the registration page about this years guest speakers.  

The Governor's Task Force on Children at Risk is pleased to welcome Donna Pence from Pence-Wilson Training and Consulting.  Donna Pence has several areas of in-depth expertise and has trained throughout the world for the past 25 years, covering all aspects of the identification and investigation of child maltreatment, trauma-informed interviewing, working as a multi-disciplinary team in maltreatment investigations, multi-cultural issues in child maltreatment, child sexual abuse investigation, and secondary traumatic stress issues for law enforcement and child welfare workers. More information about her trainings, expertise, and background can be found at www.pencewilsontraining.com.  

During the luncheon, we are pleased to have the Idaho Foster Youth Advisory Board.  This panel of former and current Idaho foster youth works to improve the experiences and outcomes of foster youth in our state.  They will share their experiences and insight as well as hold a Q and A session.  

Conference participants may pick up their packets starting at 7:30 AM on the day of the event.  A light breakfast will be available.  The conference will start at 8:30 AM.  

Overnight guests can receive a discounted rate by mentioning Keeping Children Safe Conference when making hotel reservations.  Deadline for this special rate is October 6th.

A Certificate of Attendance will be given to those who attend.  CLEs and POST credits are pending at this time.

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General Conference Information

When: October 28, 2014

Time: Registration opens at 7:30 AM.  Conference begins at 8:30 AM. The conference will end around 4:30 PM.

Where: The Riverside Hotel in  Boise, ID  2900 W Chinden Blvd

Cost: Free

Who Should Attend: Law enforcement personnel, social workers, attorneys, medical professionals,

CASA advocates, teachers, counselors, anyone involved in child protection

Please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-keeping-children-safe-conference-tickets-12208326433 to reserve your seat!


IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION: This free event is hosted annually by the Governor's Task Force on Children at Risk.  Limited scholarships for travel and lodging is available on a first come, first serve basis.  To request a scholarship you must submit an email with subject line "scholarship request" to Mindy Peper at mindy@idcartf.org and it must include your name, your agency, contact information, what you are requesting scholarship funding for (travel, lodging, or both), and approximate roundtrip mileage.  Scholarships will only be granted for a one-night stay, additional nights will need to be covered by your agency.  With agencies requesting to send more than one person, double-occupancy is preferred as well as carpooling.  Rooms must be secured with a personal or agency credit card.  Those who are approved for a scholarship and who show up will have their room charges transferred to the conference rooming list.  If you do not show or cancel within allotted time, your card will be charged for a one-night stay.