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Annual Conference

The 2017 PCSAO Annual Conference is a statewide child protection training event that is dedicated entirely to strengthening the child protective services workforce through shared knowledge and promoting best practices and policy that lead to improving the outcomes and increased well-being for children, youth and families. The conference will be held September 27-29 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Columbus.

Call for Presenters

The conference will focus on efforts to highlight collective knowledge and best practice in child protection that lead to improving the outcomes and increased well-being for children, youth and families. The conference is an outstanding opportunity for you to make a valuable contribution to the advancement of child protection practices in Ohio. We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the conference. The deadline for submission is May 1. Download Call for Presenters.

Conference Cover Contest

PCSAO is looking for cover art for our 2017 annual conference. The theme is “Everyday Heroes,” inspired by children services caseworkers and others who dedicate their careers to protecting children and strengthening families.

The contest is open to all ages, and encourages participants to use their creativity based on the theme. All entries will be judged on best representation of the theme, effective use of color and creativity. The cover must be original work, but can be generated by computer, drawn or painted by hand, or photographic. The conference cover will be 8.5” x 11”. Any electronic submission less than 300 dpi will not be considered. Submissions must include a short written description of the artwork and brief biographical information about the artist. Entries are due by March 15. Submit your entry to jeed@pcsao.org.

The winning design will be featured on the conference cover, and the winner will be recognized in the program and at the conference. View sample covers from the past.