2023 Shoulder to Shoulder Conference
TWO Locations - 10/15/23 @ ODHS East Branch | 10/16/23 @ ONLINE via Zoom
24 Years Strengthening Children and Families
A truly collaborative, professional training opportunity for those who support children and families connected to child welfare.
We hope you can join us celebrating the 24th Annual Shoulder to Shoulder Conference
Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM IN-PERSON at ODHS East Branch and
Monday, October 16, 2023 at 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM (Pacific) LIVE VIRTUAL Presentations
We have 5 captivating and informative speaker sessions, including:
IN-PERSON PRE-CONFERENCE: SUN, OCT 15, 2023
Staying Connected with Traumatized Adolescents* | Speaker: Yshai Boussi, MA, LPC
*Everyone who attends either Sunday and/or Monday's conference will receive a link to the recording of Yshai Boussi's presentation, "Staying Connected with Traumatized Adolescents."
ALL DAY VIRTUAL: MON, OCT 16, 2023
8:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults | Speaker: Elliott Orrin Hinkle, BS, PSS
Foundation for Preventing and Overcoming Blocked Care | Speakers: Melissa Corkum and Lisa Qualls
Who Am I? The importance of identity and the impacts it has on children, families & communities | Speaker: Melissa Sampson-Grier, BA
Born in June, Raised in April: Reclaiming the calendar to better understand ourselves and our collective humanity | Speaker: April Dinwoodie
Free certificates of attendance are available after completing the post conference survey.
5.0 Continuing Education Credits are available, sponsored by Cascadia Training, after completing the post conference survey. Cascadia Training is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider #: 6475) (recognized by NASW Oregon State Chapter).
The Shoulder to Shoulder Conference is a multi-disciplinary conference that provides professional training to establish cross-system dialogue and collaboration and to build stronger partnerships on behalf of children in the child welfare system.
We invite anyone who is connected to Child Welfare to attend the conference, including: resource/foster parents, adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, birth parents, advocates, caseworkers, social workers, lawyers, judicial officers, CASAs, Citizen Review Board members (CRB), mental health professionals, medical professionals, educators, child care worker, tribal parents and professionals and many more.Please visit the conference website to see the full list of the conference schedule, speakers and handouts - http://stsconference.com/presentations/
The conference planning committee is comprised of statewide community partners from the child welfare and child abuse prevention fields. Shoulder to Shoulder is an all-volunteer planned conference without permanent funding sources. We rely on community partners and collaborations to operate because we know the need for quality cross-system training and dialogue is high. See our Sponsor page for a full list of the community partners.
10/15 Pre-Conference Event (IN-PERSON) - 2023-STS Conference
10/16 - Individual/ Household - 2023-STS Virtual Conference
BOTH - 10/15 Pre-Conference Event (IN-PERSON) and 10/16 Virtual Conference - 2023-STS Conference
10/16 - Host Site (5 or more individuals viewing together) - 2022 STS Virtual Conference