2019 Workshop Proposals
Deadline March 1, 2019

21st Annual Shoulder to Shoulder Conference
Strengthening Children and Families
Red Lion Jantzen Beach - Portland, Oregon
Monday, October 28, 2019

The Shoulder to Shoulder Conference is accepting proposals for the 21st Annual Shoulder to Shoulder Conference - 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The conference theme is "Strengthening Children and Families." We invited proposals on topics across the span of work in child welfare in relation to creating and supporting permanency.

Future proposals should include the information in the Proposal Requirements listed below. Proposals missing any of the information in the Proposal Requirements document will not be considered.

Proposal Requirements

  1. Speaker(s) Information/Qualifications
  2. Topic(s) and Relevance to Theme and Workshop Category
  3. Workshop Learning Objectives
  4. Intended Audience

Individual or panel proposals should be submitted before March 1, 2019 by email to the Conference Committee at


Workshop Categories

  1. Partnering to Protect and Support Children, Youth and Families
    (Including prevention, engagement, and safety issues)

  2. Child well-being
    (Including mental, physical, educational, developmental, family connections & support)

  3. Foster and Adoptive Parenting
    (Addressing foster and adoptive parent issues)

  4. Policy and Practice
    (Addressing new initiatives, court, best practice)

  5. Cultural and Diversity