36th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
April 15-18, 2018
Day 1:
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 03:00 PM until 08:00 PM
Day 2:
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 07:30 AM until 05:00 PM
Day 3:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 07:30 AM until 05:00 PM
Day 4:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 08:30 AM until noon
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
Dena'ina Civic Center
600 W 7th Ave
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range
$300.00 to $610.00 (depending on options)

Host And Instructor

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C.E. Credit: 17.00 [pending]
Participants receive between 10–15 continuing education units (CEUs) from the National Association of Social Workers upon request. The cost is included in the registration fee. Participants will receive information about earning continuing legal education (CLEs) in their state and pre-approved CLE states.

Training Overview Description

Each year, NICWA hosts the largest national gathering on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) child advocacy issues. With over 1,100 attendees—and growing every year—this four-day conference has become the premiere national event addressing tribal child welfare and well-being. Keynote speakers range from federal officials at the highest level of government to youth with lived experience in child welfare systems.

NICWA provides meaningful programming to conference attendees, creating a space where participants can learn about the latest developments and best practices from experts in the field and from one another. Participants represent a cross-section of fields and interests including child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice service providers; legal professionals; students; advocates for children; and tribal, state, and federal leaders.

Event-specific Details

NICWA’s Protecting Our Children Conference offers a robust and rigorous agenda throughout the four-day event. With over 60 expert-led workshops, and four general sessions that feature inspiring speakers ranging from high-ranking federal officials to youth who have experienced child-serving systems, our agenda is designed to give you practical, advanced, and culturally relevant information for you to take home to your community.

Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
All Tribal Services/Tribal Government
All Substance Abuse
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Child Welfare
All Behavioral Health / Social

Registration Information

By registering for the 36th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in Anchorage, Alaska, held on April 15–18, 2018, you will have access to:

Over 70 expert-led workshops
Four general sessions that have historically featured high-ranking federal officials, youth, and grassroots leaders exemplifying excellence
A one-year Abalone-level membership to NICWA
Admission to the annual membership reception and celebratory banquet
Session handouts and PowerPoint presentations
Between 10–17 continuing education units (CEUs) and information on how to earn continuing legal education (CLEs)