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 work 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 Wednesday, February 28 to Friday, March 2, in Myrtle Beach, Florida. The conference will focus on trauma-informed care, human trafficking victims, psychotropic drugs, gangs, working with LGBTQ youth and much more! Stay tuned for the speaker line-up which will be announced later this fall!
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
- 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.
Wednesday February 28, 2018
- 1:00 p.m. Registration/ Exhibits/Networking
- 12:30 p.m. PAFCAF Q & A (New Members/New Leaders by Invitation Only)
- 2:00 p.m. General Session
- 3:15 p.m. Break
- 3:30 p.m. Session 1
- 4:45 p.m. Free Time
- 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
- 6:30 p.m. Awards Banquet
Thursday March 1, 2018
- 8:30 a.m. Registration/Exhibits/Networking
- 9:00 a.m. General Session
- 10:15 a.m. Break
- 10:30 a.m. Session 2
- 11:45 a.m. General Session Lunch
- 1:30 p.m. Session 3
- 2:45 p.m. Break
- 3:00 p.m. Session 4
- 4:15 p.m. Free Time
Friday March 2, 2017
- 9:00 a.m. Session 5
- 10:15 a.m. Break
- 10:45 a.m. Closing Session
29572 Myrtle Beach, SC
Attendees of the 2018 Annual Conference can book a room at the Embassy Suites starting at $127 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 28th in order to receive the group rate!
What the 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.”
Annual Award Nominations
For several years, as a part of the PAFCAF annual conference, the organization has awarded two 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 and/or the Distinguished Service Award.
Deadline to nominate: December 31, 2017.
Interested in sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities? Email communications@PAFCAF.org.