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OFCA 42nd Annual Resource Family Conference


Thank you for joining us at our 42nd Annual Resource Family Conference!

OFCA 42nd Annual Resource Family Conference

Friday June 8 – Saturday June 9, 2018, Central Ohio

OFCA’s Annual Conference is a time to connect and work towards building a better future for Ohio children.  Where families and professionals from across Ohio come together to connect, learn, share and build meaningful collaborations.  From this 2 day exchange of ideas, thoughts and information families will discover best practices, emerging trends and innovative ideas to support families and children touched by Ohio’s protective and juvenile justice system. You may even meet a friend or two 🙂 

Confirmed Workshops and Sessions

Friday, June 8, 2018

8:00 am – 9 am                 Registration

9:00 am -10:15 am         
The Impact of Ohio’s Opioid Crisis on Primary and Resource Families (plenary)

10:15 am -12:00 pm       
Responding to Ohio’s Opioid Crisis

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm       
Lunch Presentation: Foster Hope For Ohio’s Children

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm      Concurrent Workshops          

   1.  From Deficit to Asset: Changing Our Lens about Children of Color

   2.  Brain Matters: The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics

   3.  Foster Parent Notice and Right to be Heard in Court Proceedings                 

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm          Concurrent Workshops

   4.  Ohio BRIDGES: What it Means for Caseworkers, Foster Parents, and Emancipating Young Adults

   5.  Ohio and Federal Legislative and Policy Update

   6. Foster Parents Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

5:15 am -6:15 pm       
Support Group Hour

Saturday, June 9,  2018

8:00 am – 9:00 am                          Registration

9:00 am -10:15 am                       
Foster to Adoption: Real Stories from Families on this Path 

10:15 am -12:00 pm        Concurrent Workshops

   7.  Have Hope and Succeed

   8.  Living In the Calm with children prenatally exposed to toxic substances

   9. 30 Days to Family©

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm        Lunch and Presentation
We are Family: Foster, Adoptive, Kin, and Primary Parent Advisory Councils Panel Discussion

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm         
Plenary Session: Working with Your Child’s Guardian ad Litem                               

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm          Concurrent Workshops

  10. Kinship Caregiver Issues and Options                            

  11. All in One Family

  12. Connecting Adoptive and Foster Families with Primary Families

Excellent trainers!  Great people!  Interactive Workshops! 



Conference and Hotel Accommodations

Discounted Hotel Sleeping Rooms

The beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel Columbus-Dublin

Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $99 + tax. In order to receive this discounted rate, room reservations must be made by May 25th, 2018. 

For Call-In RESERVATIONS dial, 1-877-227-6963 and mentioning the Ohio Family Care Association 2018 Annual Conference (booking code: FCA) or click HERE for the online personalized booking link. 

Group Name:  Ohio Family Care Association 2018 Annual Conference

Group Code:    FCA

Check-in:          7-JUN-2018 (3pm)

Check-out:        9-JUN-2018 (11am)

Hotel Name:     Crowne Plaza  Columbus – Dublin

Hotel Address: 600 Metro Place North, Dublin | Ohio | 43017 | United States | 

Contact Information :1-614-7642200 | Email

*There is a 48 hour cancellation/change policy for reservations. 


AGENCY, FAMILY AND SUPPORT GROUP MEMBERS RECEIVE A DISCOUNT ON CONFERENCE REGISTRATION!   Check with your agency for possible sponsorship to the conference or to check your eligibility for membership discounts! 

Sponsorship Opportunities!

There is still time to sponsor OFCA’s annual conference! It is a great way to support families caring for children touched by Ohio’s child welfare system.

A limited number of scholarships are available to individuals not working with an agency. To apply for Scholarship complete the attached application. – All information on the application must be completed to be considered for a scholarship. Return by scanning document and emailing to office@OFCAonline.org or fax to 614-474-8069. You will be notified by email within 5-7 days if a scholarship is available.