The National Voice of Foster Parents

2019 Annual Education Conference

The National Foster Parent Association will celebrate our 49th annual education conference in June 12 - 15, 2019. The NFPA is committed to bringing relevant quality learning opportunities to all caregivers in the foster care system as well as to staff, and other professionals, who work with these families and the children they serve.

Celebrate with us, embrace new partners, and new approaches!

Josh Shipp's keynote address is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, from 10 AM  to 12 PM.






Looking for a breakdown of the workshops?  Please download the schedule, this schedule will be updated with new workshops, plenary information, meals, and the Walk Me Home event as we near the start of the conference.


We are now accepting hotel reservations for our 49th Annual Education Conference, Navigating the Future. Through the hotel website you can book, modify, or cancel your hotel reservations at any time.

We look forward to seeing you at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove located at 12021 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4001.  For large groups: Please contact the hotel at 714-867-5555 and request the National Foster Parent Association's room rate for the conference.


More than 50 workshops will focus on strategies to parent children who have experienced loss and trauma, issues regarding sexual abuse and self harm, and unique perspectives for parenting children and teens with diverse ages and stages of development.  

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

  • 7:30 AM | Registration Open
  • 9:00 AM | Opening Session
  • 10:30 AM | Workshops Begin
  • 5:00 PM | Workshops End

Thursday, June 13, 2019

  • 8:00 AM | Registration Open
  • 9:00 AM | Plenary
  • 10:45 AM | Workshops Begin
  • 5:15 PM | Workshops End

Friday, June 14, 2019

  • 8:00 AM | Registration Open
  • 10:00 AM | Workshops Begin
  • 11:45 AM | Lunch
  • 3:00 PM | Walk Me Home Event
  • 5:15 PM | Workshops End

Saturday, June 15, 2019

        • 8:00 AM | Registration Open
        • 9:00 AM | General Membership Meeting
        • 10:00 AM | Josh Shipp, Keynote Speaker
        • 12:00 PM | Closing
  • 8:00 AM | Registration Open
  • 10:00 AM | Workshops Begin

The National Foster Parent Association is a champion for the thousands of families that open their hearts and their homes to the over 400,000 children in out-of-home placement in the US. The NFPA believes in the importance of family-based care for foster children and that every child deserves support and a permanent family.

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