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Our Mission is to be a respected national voice for Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Parents through networking, education and advocacy.

Thank you for your interest in the 52nd National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) Education Conference.

Our conference will be held June 23rd – June 25th, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Virginia, and will be in-person.

We look forward to receiving your innovative proposals and value your participation in what we plan to be a valuable and enjoyable learning, networking, advocacy experience.

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Call for Presenters - Details

Deadline for Proposals

All proposals must be submitted electronically by February 20th

Topic Areas

We encourage proposals that relate to the conference theme while being useful for our conference participants. Topics would cover the following:

• Advocacy

• Birth Parent Relations

• Keeping Relative and Kinship connections strong

• Mental Health Issues

Selection Criteria

Being relevant to the conference theme “Connections”, special populations, organizations, individuals, and families in/outside the formal child welfare system.

• Presented in an engaging format, with the use of handouts, interactive presentations, discussions, and hands-on learning opportunities.

• Having the ability to be replicated and adapted by participants within their families, communities, associations, and practice areas.

• Providing procedures and tools for implementation, adaptation, and replication. Being relevant to foster, adoptive, and kinship families and/or agency/organization professionals.

• Demonstrating cultural sensitivity to diverse populations of children, families, and individuals.


All workshops will be 90 minutes in length. The selected presenter(s) MUST agree in writing to provide an electronic copy of any and all handout materials for possible publication/posting on the NFPA website. Electronic copies of handouts are due to NFPA by June 5th.

All presenters and any co-presenters MUST register for the conference. Presenters and co-presenters MUST pay their own expenses including conference registration. Conference registration is reduced to $185 for presenters and co-presenters who want to attend other workshops and conference events including any meals. Presenters and co-presenters who attend only their own workshop can register at no cost.

PLEASE NOTE: NFPA does NOT provide projectors or laptops for any workshops. Presenters must bring this equipment with them if it is required for their presentation. This includes any speakers, cords or adapters needed to operate the equipment. Presenters must be able to operate their own equipment.

NFPA does not pay for any presentations nor does NFPA provide any lodging cost assistance for presenters.

The conference committee understands the investment of time and other resources needed to participate therefore, presenters will be notified no later than March 15th of their acceptance and will be asked to confirm. After confirmation, presenters will be assigned the date and time of their workshop/s during the conference, which is between June 23rd and June 25th, 2023.

Thank you again for your interest in and support of the National Foster Parent Association, we look forward to sharing our 52nd Annual Education Conference with you. We hope to see you in Reston, Virginia!

Please contact the NFPA Conference Committee at for any questions or clarifications needed.

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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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