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ACYS calendar of events in the youth field



Below is a list of Conferences/Workshops for 2006/2007.
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XVII World Congress of the International Association of Youth and Family Court Judges and Magistrates

Sun, 27/08/2006 - 12:00am
Belfast, Ireland

The Right to Justice: August 27 - September 1, 2006

The aim of the Conference is to promote fresh initiatives internationally for the protection of children's rights and the progress of youth justice.
The primary objective will be to draw up a set of recommendations which will serve as an inspiration to policy makers, professionals and judges throughout the world in the formulation, development and application of youth and family justice.

Target audience includes judges, magistrates, psychiatrists, educators, legal professionals, social scientists, police, academics and representatives from government departments, human rights organisations, community groups and welfare agencies.

The organising committee is chaired by Mr. Justice Gillen - senior Family Judge for Northern Ireland.

For more information contact:

Gerry McLaughlin
Head of World Congress Secretariat
Northern Ireland Court Service
[email protected]


Building a positive future
despite a childhood of hardships!

Dates: 6 - 8 September 2006
Venue: Bosnia, Sarajevo, University of Sarajevo
Costs: registration fee 400 Euro

The new entry deadline for workshops and presentations is March 15, 2006. Registration for a presentation (lecture with appropriate visual elements and minimum 15 minutes for questions) or a workshop (thematic input followed by processing the topic together). The reduction of the congress rate is 50% for an individual who leads a workshop or gives a presentation. The amount will be refunded at the end of the congress.  Download Call for Papers document

A youth program is planned parallel to the adult professional meetings

International Federation of Educative Communities
Internationale Gesellschaft für erzieherische Hilfen
Fédération Internationale des Communautés Educatives


The Premiere Professional
Development Institute
for Trainers and Training Directors
in Human Services

September 10 - 13, 2006

1001 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN, 55403
Tel: (888) 933-5363, or (612) 376-1000; Guest Fax: (612) 397-4875
Room Rate: $118.66 Single, $127.69 Double (includes all taxes). In order to receive the group rate, please reference APHSA-NSDTA when making your guestroom reservations.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 5, 2006

Sponsored by the National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA)
An affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
Registration Agenda information via APHSA and NSDTA web sites:



Beyond the Street

Youth and Communities taking action on Homelessness


In North America's oldest city:beautiful St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
The Battery Hotel and Suites - overlooking downtown St. John's and its harbour!

September 27 - 29, 2006

This event promises to be enlightening and unforgettable! The Beyond
the Street national conference will profile issues and initiatives from
across Canada focused on youth homelessness. This event will bring
together key stakeholders to help lay the foundation for ongoing
national, regional, and local action to respond to youth homelessness
in our country. The Beyond the Street conference is designed to
maximize shared learning, networking, and collaboration
among delegates.

The Beyond the Street conference website (with registration form) and program will be available at



The dates are now confirmed that the
8th International Child and Youth Care Conference
will be held in Montreal at the Palais de Congrès
from 17 to 20 October 2006.

The 8th International is also the 14th National for the Canadian
Council of Child and Youth Care Associations. The Council is
pleased to join with the ACYCP in partnership to realize this event.
If the past is any indicator, this conference could be significant for
its registration drawing as it does on child and youth care presenters
and professionals from around the world.

Closing date for Proposals now 30 November 2005

Stay in touch with the plans at






School of Child and Youth Care
(Ryerson University)
in partnership with
The Office of Child and Family Service Advocacy Presents:

OCTOBER 21, 2006
Ryerson University, Toronto

Our goal is simple: To Inspire, Empower, and Amplify.
STEP-UP, SPEAK-OUT: Together we are empowered for change

What this conference is about:
PUMP UP THE VOLUME: Aims to listen to and raise the voices of children and youth. The megaphone symbolizes the power to raise one's voice. The "megaphone" is a symbol for tools and resources a young person could use to advocate for themselves and to be heard.

The conference is for:
This conference is for young people and adults who care about children's rights and want to come together to advocate for the needs of children and youth across Canada. If you are a young person (maybe in or from care, custody, shelters or experiential knowledge), or if you work in a child or youth agency or if you are a child advocate-This conference is for you!

The types of interactive sessions we do want:
We are looking for creative proposals that make use of multi-media and non-traditional formats. Sessions that are fun, help build skills and are interesting to both youth and adults are ideal. Interactive sessions should be about 1 hour long. We are also hoping to have poster presentations and other displays of art, dance and music.

The types of interactive sessions we do not want:
We do not want long boring lectures where people stand in the front and talk at the audience. If you think you have something to say, but this format poses a challenge for you-email us.

What to do if you want to facilitate an interactive session:
1. Briefly communicate your idea by audio, video or other media (we'll take paper too).
2. Send it to us before June 15, 2006

Send to:
C/O Kim Snow, School of Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University
350 Victoria St. Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3

Email: [email protected]
Fax: 416-979-5209/ Phone: 1-800-263-284


21st Annual San Diego
International Conference on
Child & Family Maltreatment

Dates: January 22-26, 2007
USA, San Diego, CA, Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center

Individual Early Bird (before 12-1-06) $425 After $495

Click on image at right to download brochure

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego present the 21st Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. The conference is directed to a multidisciplinary audience from the fields of medicine, mental health, interviewing, child welfare, advocacy, law, law enforcement, education, family support, public policy and research. We feature over 225 experts from around the globe providing the latest research, practical experience, and skill building workshops on evidence-based practices. Workshop programs focus on research or evidence-based practice, ensuring quality practice and programs, substance abuse promising and best programs, ethical practice, cultural issues and LGBTQ youth, the Internet and child maltreatment.

Featured speakers: Sharon Cooper – Chapel Hill; Chris Hansen Dateline NBC;
Richard Gelles – Philadelphia; Richard Krugman – Denver; Carolyn Webster-Stratton Seattle;
Sheila Eyberg – Gainesville; John Myers – Sacramento



As part of the Ranch Ehrlo Society’s 40th Anniversary
celebrations, we are hosting the following conference:
Attachment & Healing
with a special focus on child welfare trends
facing aboriginal children and families

January 31-February 1, 2007
Regina, Saskatchewan


Dr. Terry Levy & Michael Orlans
Directors of the Attachment Treatment & Training Institute, Evergreen, Colorado.

Peter Dudding
Executive Director, Child Welfare League of Canada

Cindy Blackstock
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

Bruce MacLaurin
Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

Ranch Ehrlo Society Plenary Workshops focusing upon attachment related issues.
Full Brochure to be mailed out in the Fall, 2006
Ranch Ehrlo Society
P.O. Box 570
Pilot Butte, SK S0G 3Z0
email: [email protected]
website & links:


Ranch Ehrlo Society Conference

Residential Treatment: An Integral Part of the Child Welfare Continuum of Services
May 22-24, 2007
Delta Hotel, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Costs yet to be determined

The Ranch Ehrlo Society welcomes the submission of abstracts for presentations at our 40th Anniversary Conference. We are excited to have the following Keynote speakers for our conference.

Dr. Larry Brendtro
- President of Reclaiming Youth International.
- Past president and Dean of Research of Starr Commonwealth.

Dr. Martin Brokenleg
-Director of Native Ministries and Professor of First Nations Theology and Ministry at the Vancouver School of Theology

Dr. Mark Krueger
- Director and founder of the Youth Work Learning Centre.
- Past president of the Wisconson Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals and the National Organization of Child and Youth Care Worker Associations.

There will be a full brochure available at very soon will more information about the conference.

Please contact Mike Deis at [email protected].

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