Our Sponsors

 

Exhibitor Tables 

We invite you to participate as a resource fair exhibitor in the 20th Annual Shoulder to Shoulder (StS) Conference, to be held Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland We expect approximately 700 attendees from around the state including: foster and adoptive parents, CASAs, caseworkers, social workers, lawyers, judicial officers, citizen review board members (CRB), mental health professionals, medical professionals, and others who impact the lives of foster and adopted children. We hope you will join us as an exhibitor at the Conference.

To maximize conference participant engagement with exhibitors, we will be including a PowerPoint slideshow of each exhibitor on the main conference stage and will also provide an exhibitor table engagement passport to attendees to promote traffic to tables for a grand raffle prize. Conference participants who turn in passports will additionally be entered into a drawing for a free scholarship for next year’s conference.

After registering as an exhibitor, you will receive an email confirmation with all applicable conference information. On the morning of the event, please have exhibitor tables set up by 7:30am. Registration for conference participants will begin at 7:30am. Exhibitors may take down their table any time after 2pm.

Please contact Elisha Big Back with any registration or event questions: elishabb@nayapdx.org or 503.288-8177 ext 323.

 

The Conference exhibitor fee per table is $75 for 1 table host and $100 for 2 table hosts (an additional $25 to cover the extra meal). Please note that the exhibitor fee does include a continental breakfast and lunch for 1-2 staff. Electricity can be provided at no additional cost as well.

 

To register as an exhibitor online: 

  1. Visit the StS Registration Page via Universe: https://www.universe.com/2019stsconference
  2. Click the Blue “Register” button (please note you do not need to create a Universe account to register)
  3. You will see specific exhibitor table tickets at the bottom of the list. Select whether you want 1 or 2 people to host the table (max 2). Any additional staff will need to register and pay for the conference. To reserve a table – please ONLY select a ticket with Exhibitor Table in the title.

To register by mail – Click here to download letter and application (.pdf)

 

The Conference exhibitor fee per table is $75 for 1 table host and $100 for 2 table hosts (an additional $25 to cover the extra meal). Please note that the exhibitor fee does include a continental breakfast and lunch for 1-2 staff. Electricity can be provided at no additional cost as well.


 

Conference Sponsors

 

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their efforts and contributions towards this year's conference.

Shoulder to Shoulder is an all-volunteer planned conference without permanent funding sources. The conference planning committee is comprised of statewide community partners from the child welfare and child abuse prevention fields. We rely on community partners and collaborations to operate because we know the need for quality cross-system training and dialogue is high.

To visit the organization's website, please click on the title.

Boys and Girls Aid

Building connections for a lifetime to improve the well-being of children. Boys & Girls Aid strives to find lifelong connections for children who face abuse and neglect. Founded in 1885, we continue to help Oregon’s children find permanent homes through adoption, while providing temporary shelter for children in transition.

Boys and Girls Aid
CASA for Children (Multnomah, Washington & Columbia counties)

Serving Multnomah, Washington and Columbia counties, we advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are under the protection of the court by providing Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs).

CASA for Children (Multnomah, Washington & Columbia counties)
Cascadia Training for Professional Development

A non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington dedicated to training and on-going education for professionals in the mental health, counseling, addictions, and adoption fields. Cascadia Training is an NBCC‐Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider #: 6475). (recognized by NASW Oregon State Chapter)

Cascadia Training for Professional Development
Citizen Review Board

Provides a citizen voice on the safety, stability, and supervision of children in foster care through impartial case review and advocacy.

Citizen Review Board
Friends of the Children Portland

In 1993, Friends of the Children opened its doors with three friends serving 24 children. Today, Friends of the Children – Portland has 50 Friends guiding, supporting and mentoring almost 500 children across the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. Our mission is to provide our most vulnerable children a nurturing and sustained relationship with a professional mentor who teaches positive values and has attainable expectations for each child to become a healthy, productive member of the community.

Friends of the Children Portland
Juvenile and Family Court Programs Division (JFCPD)

A federally funded project to improve court practice in child abuse and neglect cases. The Chief Justice appoints an advisory committee to help the project define priority areas for improvement.

Juvenile and Family Court Programs Division (JFCPD)
Morrison Child & Family Services

A non-profit organization that delivers specialized services to children, from birth through age 18, and families coping with adversity and trauma.

Morrison Child & Family Services
Native American Youth and Family Center

Works to enrich the lives of our Native youth and families through education, community involvement, and culturally specific programming.

Native American Youth and Family Center
Oregon Foster Parent Association

A statewide association operating within the foster, relative, and adoptive community. To improve the quality of the foster care system in Oregon and make Oregon foster homes the best they can be. Allowing each Oregon foster placement to become a home of safety and healing for Oregon's most vulnerable children.

Oregon Foster Parent Association
Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center

A non-profit program contracted to provide post-adoption services to Oregon DHS adoptive and assisted guardianship families at no cost.

Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center
Portland State University

Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services
Child Welfare Partnership

A collaboration between Portland State University's School of Social Work and the Oregon Department of Human Services. It is a university-based program that integrates child welfare research, training and graduate education into a unified, coordinated effort to enchance outcomes for families and children involved in the Child Welfare System.

Portland State University
Restore Therapy

Restore Therapy is a talented group of independent clinicians working collaboratively who believe in preserving youth, coaching parents and empowering adults. We're dedicated to resolving sadness, stress and worry so you can live your best life. We’ve put together an all-star team of Portland’s top therapists—along with a board-certified psychiatrist—to help you find peace after stressful life events. We deliver high-quality, evidence-based therapy in a private, professional and relaxing setting. We’re focused on results within the context of time-limited treatment. With our approaches, we hope you’ll discover a renewed sense of control and be able to move on, confidently. 

Restore Therapy
Swindells Resource Center of Providence Child Center

Supports parents and caregivers of children who have special needs, developmental delays or disabilities. We provide resourcesinformation and education to communities throughout Oregon and southwest Washington.

Swindells Resource Center of Providence Child Center
Youth Villages

Formed in a merger in 2011, Youth Villages Oregon continues a heritage of helping children and families in the state, reaching as far back as 1859 through The Christie School. With a focus on community-based services, Youth Villages Oregon is committed to providing the most effective and cost-efficient treatment options to help children with emotional and behavioral issues, their families and youth aging out of state custody live successfully.

Youth Villages