Our Spring Conference is Ohio’s most sought-after event for organizations serving in behavioral health, foster care and adoption, and child welfare.
Conference Highlights Include:
Opportunity to network with 400+ state and national thought leaders
Selection of breakout session workshops focused on cutting edge practices:
Learning creative and trauma-informed ideas to reduce staff stress and increase retention.
Hearing directly from two full panels of young adults with lived experience sharing their success stories.
Hearing from an expert on how to develop a gold standard model for trauma informed communities.
Receiving legal guidance regarding THC and the workplace.
Prominent exhibitor showcase with 30+ Corporate Sponsors
National and state experts sharing the latest information in the field
Highly reputed keynote speakers sharing the latest in evidence-based practice research and development
Obtain over 10 continuing education hours*
*Ohio Children’s Alliance is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, for Social Workers per RSX079104 and for Counselors per RCX089101
& Exhibitor Opportunities
We welcome your organization to participate as an Annual Spring Conference Sponsor and join us in advancing the field of child and family services and improving outcomes for hundreds of thousands of children and families across our state!
We rely on corporate sponsorship support and are committed to stewardship of contributions that strengthen our mission and work, impacting families and communities and building a stronger Ohio.
Bruce D. Perry
Presentation Focus: The Impact of Trauma and Neglect on the Developing Child: Implications for Systems of Care. Dr. Bruce Perry is the Principal of the Neurosequential Network and a Professor (Adjunct) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and the School of Allied Health, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria Australia. Over the last thirty years, his work on the impact of abuse, neglect and trauma on the developing brain has impacted clinical practice, programs and policy across the world. Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Dr. Perry’s most recent book, What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, co-authored with Oprah Winfrey, was released in 2021.
Author, Speaker, Trainer
Presentation Focus: Building a Trauma Informed Resilient Community. Known for her contagious enthusiasm, Becky Haas is an international advocate, trainer, and organizational coach on using a trauma informed approach, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) study. She is a pioneer in creating trauma informed communities. The work she led in Northeast Tennessee was recognized by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2018 as a model for other cities to follow. In 2019 she co-authored the Building a Trauma Informed System of Care toolkit for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services detailing a blueprint for creating community resilience.