5th Annual Believe Conference
November 19-November 20
2019• Hobart and William Smith Colleges • Geneva, NY
ABOUT OUR CONFERENCE
Provided by the Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes and our sponsors, the Believe Conference strives to bring together professionals from a wide variety of disciplines who share a commitment to ensuring the well-being of children and families. This year’s conference will feature an array of topics and national speakers with workshops focusing on the most current trends in child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention. As we gather together to build new knowledge, skills and abilities, we will be strengthening our sense of community and renewing our shared sense of hope for achieving improved outcome for the children in our communities.
The Conference is designed for child abuse and neglect prevention and child protection workers, supervisors and administrators, social workers, educators, those in law enforcement and the courts, in health care and public health, therapists, child advocates and others committed to ensuring the safety, permanency, and well-being of children.
CORE TOPIC AREAS
Conference workshops have been approved for NYSED LMSW and LMHC CEUs. The Keuka College Division of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's state board for Social Work as an approved provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers: Full attendance is required, no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.
Qualifying workshops TBD
$130 Full Conference Early Bird Rate (must register by October 22nd)
$160 Full Conference Regular Rate
$110 Full Conference Group Rate
*must register as a group of 4 or more
$75 Early Bird Daily Rate
$90 Regular Daily Rate
Scandling Campus Center - Vandervort Room
Registration opens at 8AM
Lunch and snacks included each day
The Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes (CACFL) is a center designed to coordinate a multi-disciplinary approach to child abuse investigations. A team including Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, District Attorney’s Office, Mental Health Professionals, Medical Professionals, and Advocates work together to provide the best possible outcome for children who have been reported as victims of child abuse in Ontario, Seneca, and Yates Counties. The CACFL is accredited by both NYS Office of Children and Family Services and the National Children’s Alliance, the national accrediting agency that sets rigorous standards that ensure high quality services for children and families with regards to child abuse investigations and services. Our center is a private, dedicated, child-friendly facility that is available 24 hours per day/seven days per week. Our mission is to minimize additional trauma experienced by children who have been sexually or physically abused. Since opening our doors in 2008, we have provided services to more than 1900 children and families. According to national estimates, this model has saved the community approximately $1,900,000 over the last 10 years.