Please note the conference website is in the process of being updated. More information will be available by August of 2019.

2018 Conference Registration - Closed

ONLINE: Closed

MAIL IN: Closed 

Check Payable to: Oregon Foster Parent Association (OFPA)  
Mail to: Shoulder to Shoulder
c/o Swindells Resource Center
9135 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 561, Portland, OR 97225

*Please be sure to include the name(s) of the
individual(s) you are registering.


All-Day Conference 10/29
$75 until 10/15/2018
$95 on/after 10/16/2018 

Pre-Conference Event 10/28
$25  until 10/15/2018

$30 on/after 10/16/2018

For Special Accommodations
OR Call: 503-216-4535

Registration questions? Email

*Please note:

  - No refunds on/after 10/22/2018 for the Conference and Pre-Conference Event.

  - Separate Payment/Registration is required for the Pre-Conference Event



General Conference Information

Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach
909 N Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217


Conference Schedule

Please visit our Agenda page to view the schedule and descriptions of presentations and speakers available at this year's conference. Attendees will select which workshop to attend on the day of the conference on a first-come first-serve basis.

Scholarships Available

See our Scholarships page for more details about how to apply. If you receive a scholarship, applications will serve as your registration for the all-day conference on 10/29/2018. Scholarship request must be received by October 5, 2018. Recipients will be notified by October 12, 2018.  If you do not receive a scholarship, you will need to pay for the conference.

Certificate of Attendance - Training Hours

You do not need to sign up to receive a certificate of attendance when registering for the conference.

Foster Parents and CASA volunteers can use the Certificate of Attendance for their continuing education. Everyone who completes the survey after the conference will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Certificates of Attendance are free. If you are unsure whether the Certificate of Attendance will meet your continuing education requirements, please confirm with the person/entity that approves your continuing education.

If you need a credentialed certificate, please see the description below for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).

Continuing Education Credits (CEU's/CLE's) - Licensed Professionals

Continuing Education Credits are available at no cost this year for social workers, attorneys and mental health professionals. Please indicate on your Registration Form that you are requesting Continuing Education Credits. Provided by Cascadia Training for Professional Development, an NBCC‐Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider #: 6475) (recognized by NASW Oregon State Chapter). Check in at the registration desk to ensure you are signed-up to receive credits for conference attendance.

Vendors/ Exhibitor Tables

Vendor and exhibitor tables are available for the day of the conference. The tables will be located near the main ballroom, in the hallways near registration and workshop rooms. Please see our Sponsors page for more information about requesting a Vendor/Exhibitor table.

Lodging/Directions & Parking

Please see our Lodging page for more details about Lodging options.
Please see our Directions page for more details on Directions and Parking options.



Conference funding was made possible by a grant from the Oregon’s Children’s Just Act Task Force and through federal grant funds from the Juvenile Court Improvement Program. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of either grantor.