PAFCAF 2019 Annual Conference

Monday, February 25 - Wednesday, February 27, 2019


About the Conference:

PAFCAF’s Annual Conference is the premier educational and networking event for South Carolina’s child welfare professionals each year. Held at the beautiful Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, attendees have the opportunity to network with colleagues, learn about new innovations and technology that can be applied to working with children and families, and interact with sponsoring organizations and companies. This year we expect more than 225 attendees, including PAFCAF member agency executives, clinicians and other credentialed staff, as well as key external partner organizations, vendors and suppliers.

This year’s conference will be held from Monday, February 25 to Wednesday, February 27, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The conference will focus on core issues the South Carolina child welfare system is currently facing and will hear expert opinions throughout the general sessions and breakouts!

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Who Should Attend:

Professionals from foster care agencies, residential and group care facilities, home-based providers, PRTF providers, Community Mental Health Centers, Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Health and Environmental Control and community-based youth serving organizations are all welcome to PAFCAF’s annual conference. Workshops will be designed for the following target audiences:

  • CEOs & Executive Level Staff
  • Supervisors & Administrative Staff
  • Clinicians/Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Direct Care Staff
  • Foster Parents
  • Anyone Working with Youth & Families

This is an excellent opportunity to meet other providers of children and family services professionals throughout the state of South Carolina and share your experiences and knowledge of services available. The conference will have several networking events throughout, including the awards celebration and different breaks.


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Early bird registration for the 2019 PAFCAF Annual Conference will end on December 7, 2018!

After December 7, regular rates will be available until January 27, with late registration opening the following day.

All registration rates will close on February 15, 2018!

For more information and to register for our 2019 Annual Conference, please click the button below.

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Award Nominations

For several years, as a part of the PAFCAF Annual Conference, the organization has awarded three special recognition awards for exceptional contributions to the welfare of children and families across South Carolina.

Please help us bring the best in child welfare out into the spotlight by nominating someone for the One Person Can Make a Difference Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and/or the Be the Anchor Award.


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Event Schedule

View 2019 Session Descriptions

Monday, February 25, 2019

9:00 a.m.   Pre-conference workshop

11:00 a.m. Exhibitor Setup

12:00 p.m. Committee Meeting

1:00 p.m.   Registration/Exhibits

2:00 p.m.   General Session/ Charles D. Barnett Address

3:15 p.m.   Break

3:30 p.m.   Session 1

4:45 p.m.   Break


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

8:30 a.m.   Registration/Exhibits

9:00 a.m.   General Session/ Nancy K. Perry Address

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Session 2

12:00 p.m. General Session Lunch

2:00 p.m.   Session 3

3:15 p.m.   Break

3:30 p.m.   Session 4

5:00 p.m.   Cocktail Reception

6:00 p.m.   Awards Reception


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

9:00 a.m.  Session 5

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Closing Session

12:00 p.m. Conclude

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Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach

9800 Queensway Blvd.

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Attendees of the 2019 Annual Conference can book a room at the Embassy Suites starting at $119 per night. To reserve your room, click the link below or call 843-449- 0006 and let your reservation specialist know you are with PAFCAF. All rooms must be booked by January 24th in order to receive the group rate!

The hotel rate will also be extended to those attendees wishing to stay longer three days prior to and after the Annual Conference!

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What Our Members Are Saying About PAFCAF Conference:

“This was my first time attending the conference and I thought all of the general session speakers did a great job. I can’t wait to go back next year!”
“With this being my first conference, I really enjoyed being able to network.”
“I have been to four PAFCAF conferences and they keep getting better and better every year. I really enjoyed the opening session and the suicide prevention workshop. I always leave the annual conferences with useful knowledge.”


Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Sponsor & Exhibitor Brochure

PAFCAF's Annual Conference provides your organization great exposure to leaders of child- and family serving organizations across South Carolina!

Our members operate businesses, offering employee benefits and significant property holdings. In addition to supporting South Carolina's children and families as a sponsor or exhibitor, you will have an opportunity to get your brand in front of our members and showcase your organization's products and services.

This year we are expecting over 250 attendees, including member agency executives, clinicians, and other credentialed staff, as well as key external partner organizations, vendors, and suppliers.

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