PCSAO's Annual Conference was a tremendous success! Thanks to everyone who participated -- in-person or online.
At "Facing the Future Together," we celebrated accomplishments, renewed our commitment to the work, learned new skills, reconnected with peers and friends, and prepared for the many changes coming to our system in the next year, including the Family First Act, which went "live" in Ohio on Friday, Oct. 1.
Please complete the overall conference evaluation so that we can plan an even better conference for you next year. Individual workshop evaluations can be found in the Socio app, where you will continue to be able to access presentations and handouts, connect with vendors and sponsors, and network with peers over the next 12 months.
Just a few highlights of the three-day event:
Keynote speakers Molly Tierney of Accenture, author Rachel Mitchum Elahee, and ODJFS DIrector Matt Damschroder made us think and laugh with their remarks, while trainers and presenters for the 44 workshops helped us focus on practice and skillbuilding.
Networking receptions sponsored by Aetna and UnitedHealthcare gave us an opportunity to unwind and reflect on each day.
Four incredible families were recognized as Family of the Year, including birth parents, kinship caregivers and foster parents.
Five promising young people were honored for Rising Up and Moving On after their experience in foster care. You won't want to miss their videos.
Sponsors exhibited their services at more than 25 tables, where attendees completed passports for a chance to win a dozen gift baskets generously donated by public and private agencies.
Outstanding agency staff received awards:
Check back for information about videos from the event, and mark your calendar for next year's conference Sept. 19-21 (Monday through Wednesday), 2022, when we will move our event to the Hilton Easton!
Thanks to our World Champion Sponsors!