Nurturing Hope 2018
4th Biennial California Community-Based Services & 3rd Child and Youth Care World Conference

Hosted by Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families ( and the International Child
and Youth Care Network (

January 15-18, 2018

Crown Plaza Ventura Beach
450 E Harbor Blvd
Ventura CA 93001 USA

Early registration opens May 15, 2017

Children, youth, and families - as well as those who provide care and support to them - are living in a time where
hope for the future is needed. This conference aims to explore, restore promote hope for those involved in
strengthening families around the world. Conference keynotes and workshops as well as optional pre-conference
and networking opportunities will equip and refresh you in your personal and professional work with children,
youth, and families.

For the first time ever this conference brings together 8 years of a statewide conference focused on supporting
the most challenged children and youth in the community together with the 3rd Child and Youth Care Conference
which has gathered in Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada), Vienna (Austria), and now in Southern California

The conference venue is located just steps from the Pacific Ocean in Ventura, California - an hour north of Los
Angeles International airport or the Bob Hope Burbank airport or a half hour south of the Santa Barbara airport.
Rail access is available one block from the hotel from Bob Hope Burbank airport.

You are invited to join like-minded colleagues for three days of learning, networking, and strengthening your
work in supporting children, youth, and families.

The planning committee invites you to submit your workshop
proposal. Areas of interest include:

• Professional practice
• Cultural and human diversity
• Applied human development
• Relationships and communication
• Developmental practice methods

Please include the following details in your submission:

• Title
• Description (250 words maximum)
• Presenter(s) biography & email contact (50 words maximum)
• Presenter(s) resume/CV

All workshops are 90 minutes in length. All rooms will be
supplied with a projector, screen, and laptop.

For each workshop accepted by the conference planning
committee, one presenter will receive free registration for the
conference. We do not pay speaker fees, travel, or lodging

Submit proposal to James Freeman, conference co-chair at no later than Friday, May 5, 2017.