October 23-24 / Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel

Conference Program Booklet and Agenda

Ohio Children’s Alliance hosted our 2018 Fall Conference “Leading Change,” featuring two nationally recognized keynote speakers, and more than 20 breakout sessions, focused on emerging best practices in the child and family services, for directors, managers and supervisors; executive leadership team members; clinical professionals and direct service providers; social workers and counselors; foster care providers; and including the latest in trauma-informed care, mindfulness, family reunification, cultural competence, and the Family First Act.

October 23 Keynote and Workshop Presentations and Handouts

October 24 Keynote and Workshop Presentations and Handouts 


Jeremy C. Kohomban, Ph.D., President and CEO
The Children’s Village

Jeremy C. Kohomban, Ph.D., President & CEO
The Children’s Village, located in New York, who will speak about his leadership to Children Need Amazing Parents (CHAMPS).


Bridget Gavaghan, National Reframing Initiative

Bridget Gavaghan, Director of the National Reframing Initiative, which builds broader and more robust civic support for human services to improve well-being for all people across their lifespan.

Hope Cooper, Founding Partner, True North Group, who will speak about her role as the coordinator of CHAMPS and it’s launch in Ohio.

The Village Network is an experienced, multi-discipline behavioral health organization helping youth and families become resilient, healthy and have brighter futures.

Restoring hope and providing healing for children and families. The Buckeye Ranch offers a full continuum of services ranging from outpatient and community based programs to higher levels of care including residential treatment.

Since 1967, the mission of The Bair Foundation has been to provide Christ-centered, quality care and services dedicated to the treatment, restoration and empowerment of children, youth and families

For the generous support of all of our Conference Sponsors.

With millions of children, adults, and families across the nation experiencing barriers to achieving their full potential, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities works with thousands of committed social sector leaders to help their organizations more positively impact their communities.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan is dedicated to providing diversified solutions that care for the economically disadvantaged, the medically under-served and those without benefit of employer-funded health care coverage.

Creating lasting results that strengthen families and our community by guiding individuals – from infancy to independence – through comprehensive education, behavioral, and health services. As a result, we’re improving the lives and futures of these children, their families, and their communities – possibly including yours.

At Columbus Springs, we offer mental health and addiction treatment for Adults, Adolescents and Children.  We assess and personalize programs and services to help you become happier, stronger, and healthier than ever before.

LYFT Learning is a social enterprise dedicated to using online education and digital sharing as powerful tools for achieving social justice. We’re great at helping you “figure it out.” ​Our product, Life Skills Reimagined, is a learner-centric, online platform revolutionizing life skills education for youth and adults working towards self-sufficiency.

FastFingerprints has several convenient locations throughout Ohio, making it easy for your employees or candidates to receive prompt and efficient service, accelerating your licensing or hiring process, helping you make important decisions in a timely, convenient and cost effective manner. Additionally, our employee screening team can come to your office and save your employees the time and travel.

Positive Leaps Specialized Day Treatment Center helps families who are discouraged by their child’s temper tantrums and aggressive behavior. Their proven, research-based methods help children learn positive behaviors that soon replace problem behaviors.

Venue and Accommodations

Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel

409 Altair Parkway, Westerville OH 43082 

Gallery From Previous Conference