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2012 RCCP Conference connects international attendees around improving child and family care

May 17, 2012

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Sandra Bloom presenting

The Third International Conference of the Residential Child Care Project, In the Best Interests of the Child: Caring for Them—Caring for Us, was held May 9-11, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Three hundred people attended from the U.S. (27 states), Canada (6 provinces), England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Ireland, Bermuda, Australia (5 states/territories), and South Africa.

The conference engages professionals working with children and families to improve the quality of their care and treatment, offering attendees a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences. Keynote speakers were:

Attendees sharing lunch

The event was marked by a strong sense of community and shared purpose, as indicated by attendee comments in the event evaluation forms:

I love that we had the ability to hear from and question true experts in the field.

I appreciated the depth of information on trauma and the brain.

I am re-energized and motivated.

and, in response to the question, "What did you like best about the program?":

The feeling of a wonderful community of people passionately connected to the healing of our children.

 

Conference program

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