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.
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.
COST & 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)