FGDM and Other Family Engagement Approaches Conference

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2012 Conference on Family Group Decision Making and Other Family Engagement Approaches 

June 20-24, 2012

Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resort, Orlando, FL

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Join over 500 conference participants to enjoy a variety of ways to explore community partnership building, the intersection between practice and values, organizational and systems change, research and evaluation, and learning across systems—all in relation to FGDM and other family engagement approaches in child welfare, mental health, education and juvenile justice systems.

Opportunities include:

  •   6 Pre-conference full-day skills institutes and intensive seminars
  •   2 Plenary, internationally renowned speakers
  •   50+ Formal workshops and half-day seminars
  •   Speed Sharing sessions
  •   Post-conference Roundtable, Family Engagement at the Intersection of Child Protection and Domestic Violence
  •   Networking with leading experts from around the world


After June 12 you will need to register on-site once you arrive at the conference at the registration desk.  You will need to register for each event you plan to attend. For example, if you were planning to attend the Skills Institute and the Conference, you will need to register separately for each.

Registration Rates:

  • On-Site Registration (after June 12)     $485
  • One-Day Registration   $185 (Good for Thursday, Friday, or Saturday only) 
  • Skills Institutes     $110
  • Sunday Roundtable     FREE
  • Continuing Education Units     $30

The conference registration fee covers conference materials, all sessions, Breakfast on Thursday, and lunch on Friday.  The registration fee for the Skills Institutes includes lunch.


Any request for a refund must be received in writing no later than June 13, 2012. A service fee of $100 will be charged for all cancellations received by June 13, 2011. Cancellations after June 13 and before June 18, 2012, will be charged one-half the conference registration fee. Cancellation notifications received after June 18, 2012, are not eligible for refunds. You may substitute your registration with another person’s without a charge. Please send cancellations or substitutions to fgdm@americanhumane.org.

Exhibiting Opportunities

Want your information and products to reach some of the most forward thinking professionals in the child welfare field?  Come and exhibit at the 2012 Conference on FGDM and Other Family Engagement Approaches.  Drawing over 500 professionals annually this international conference this is your opportunity to showcase your information to administrators, supervisors, practitioners, judicial professionals, researchers and academics. 

Exhibit space will be in the foyer outside the ballroom and meeting rooms, a space where attendees will mingle between each session.  Cost to exhibit is $750 and includes a table, two chairs, and a conference registration. Additionally, your name will be listed in the conference program and you may place materials in the conference registration packets.

If you are not attending but would still like to have a presence at the conference you may choose to place material in the conference registration packets given to each attendee for a $250 fee.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Lisa Merkel-Holguin at lisa@americanhumane.org or by calling 303-669-2600. 


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