Seeking Proposals for the 3rd Annual Family Support Conference
“The Big Picture…Together We’re Making a Difference”
Friday, May 10, 2013
Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites
5151 E. Grant Rd.
We are currently seeking workshop proposals for the 3rd Annual Family Support Conference. We are seeking dynamic, hands-on, and interactive 2-hour workshops for home visitors, family support specialists, parenting educators, and supervisors. The planning committee would like to emphasize the type of workshops we are seeking this year. Most of the people in the audience are working one on one with families with young children and have received intensive training on their home visitation model. We surveyed the family support/home visiting community to better understand what they are seeking from professional development opportunities. What we heard is they are looking for something beyond the basics and want to learn more about implementing the skills they have learned. They want more experiential learning that might include hands-on activities, role-playing, interactions, modeling, practice, and skill building. It is very important that a basic skill level is assumed with the audience and that your workshop is beyond the 101 level. We would also like for participants to receive information or resources for getting additional support on the topic, should they need it during their work with families.
These are the high priority topics identified by the target audience and these topics will be given priority. If you know someone who presents on any of these topics, please forward this email and form to them as soon as you can.
Family Violence Detection/Prevention
Helping Families Deal with Stress
Infant/Toddler Mental Health
Best Practices in Children’s Nutrition
Working with Parents with Mental Illness
Stress Management for the Worker
Early Brain Development
Working with Teen Parents
Parenting Skills and Strategies
Family Goal Planning
Work Life Balance for Workers
Discussing Difficult Subjects with Families
If you are interested in being a presenter, please complete this proposal form: Workshop Presenter Application and return to Ally Baehr by March 22nd. You can email, fax, or mail the form to firstname.lastname@example.org, FAX 520-903-9002 or Ally Baehr, c/o United Way, 330 N. Commerce Park Loop, Suite 200, Tucson, AZ 85745. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ally by email or phone.