Welcome to CSFPA's 2012 Annual Education Conference. Our theme is "
"We" means everyone in the system. "We" includes foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. "We" includes case workers, GALs, case aids, CASAs, respite providers, and group home providers. "We" make the difference is a child's life.
Join us at this most important opportunity to focus on how "You" can learn new skills to help make a positive impact on a child during their time in placement. "You" and "We" can make the difference!
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Click here to register online
WhenWednesday, October 17, 2012
through Friday, October 19, 2012
WhereBeaver Run Resort & Conference Center
Beaver Run Resort, located in the heart of beautiful Breckenridge, is rated as one of Colorado’s top mountain resorts. Beaver Run offers an extended array of accommodations and amenities including restaurants, bars, marketplace, heated pools, sauna and steam room, hot tubs, exercise room, arcade, day spa, business center, complimentary in-town shuttle service, and convenient parking. Room offerings range from basic hotel room featuring two beds, full bath and small sitting area to four bedroom suites with many options in between. The resort offers studios and suites with fully equipped kitchens as well.
Special conference room rates start at $97 per night.
To reserve a room, click this link: http://www.beaverrun.com/group-reservations
Then enter 50CFPE
as the group password. Make your reservation by Oct 5 to assure the conference rate.
Registration includes 20 hours of quality workshops, two breakfasts and two lunches. It's a super deal!
Join CSFPA and save
| $105 -
||CSFPA Foster Parent Member - per person, includes $100 discount
must be certified foster family, limit two per family, limited number available
| $205 -
||CSFPA Members - per person, limit two per family
| $250 -
||General Registration - per person, open to all
If you are not a CSFPA member, you can join CSFPA as a family member for $30 and save at least $45 on conference registrations for both yourself and your spouse/partner! Associations, agencies, and businesses can join CSFPA for $75 and also save $50 each for two registrations. You can join CSFPA at the same time that you register for the conference. It pays to join CSFPA!
Discounted Rates for Foster Parents
CSFPA offers a $100 discount to the regular member rate for certified foster/kinship families. To qualify for the foster family rate, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be a certified foster or certified kinship family in Colorado.
- Be a member of CSFPA (you can join CSFPA when you register!)
In previous years we required you to apply for a 'scholarship' prior to registration. This year we have created the special registration rate of $105. If you have questions about whether you qualify for the special rate please call CSFPA at 303-463-7989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
RegistrationClick here to register online
Registration closes Oct 10. Payment can be made by credit card online or mail a check. Discount rates, workshop availability, respite reimbursement and other benefits are limited and accepted on a first come first served basis - so please don't wait - register now.
If you register and then find out that you cannot attend the conference, contact CSFPA to cancel your registration and we will refund your registration cost minus a $50 cancellation fee per person until Oct 6. Sorry, no refunds after Oct 6, 2012.
Thanks to our Conference Sponsors
Handouts & Presentations
Some workshop presenters have provided us with copies of their presentation materials. Visit the 2012 Conference Handouts page to view and print them.
Respite Care Support for Foster Parent Members of CSFPA
CSFPA is offering additional support to CSFPA foster/kinship family members by offering respite care reimbursement of up to $100
for eligible families. Those needing financial support for respite care can request this support when they register for the conference. Those approved to receive the support will be required to submit proof of respite care services after the conference by submitting the CSFPA Reimbursement Form and any additional required documentation. Checks will be issued to qualified families within 30 days following receipt of paperwork. Register early as the number of respite scholarships is limited. When they are gone – they’re gone!
Some Things of My Own
CSFPA is a partner with the non-profit organization Some Things of My Own and is proud to be a part of this organization’s official launch. If you would like to receive a free personalized duffel bag or backpack for each of your children in placement, you can fill out the STOMO section of the registration form including gender and age of each child. One request list per family please. You can learn more about the STOMO organization and program at www.stomo.org.
Keynote SpeakersReggie Bicha
Executive Director, CDHS
Reggie Bicha was appointed the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services in 2011 by Governor John Hickenlooper. Director Bicha is a social worker, administrator, educator and national leader. He has extensive experience working on child welfare, education, employment and health issues at the county, state and national levels. Under his direction, CDHS conducted the first-ever review of all promulgated administrative rules. As a result of this effort, the department is now revising or repealing more than 66% of their rules which were outdated, unnecessary or overly burdensome. Prior to coming to Colorado, Director Bicha served as the Inaugural Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. He and his wife, Becky, have three children, and have served as foster parents.
Scott "Q" Marcus
Scott “Q” Marcus is referred to as the “THINspirational speaker” because he started speaking professionally after losing a great deal of weight. He now inspires people and organizations that are facing challenges to become who they’ve always been meant to be. He is past president of the northern California chapter of the National Speakers Association, a syndicated newspaper columnist, author of seven books, and the CRP (Chief Recovering Perfectionist) of www.ThisTimeIMeanIt.com. He has spoken to fost-adopt groups across the country and his playful presentations have been described as a “cross between attitude 101, group therapy, and a southern revival.”
Contact the CSFPA office at 303-463-7989 or email@example.com