Hopes and Dreams Conference 2021

May 24 - 27, 2021

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Hopes & Dreams Conference

We are delighted to announce the return of our Hopes and Dreams Conference! The annual conference offers professionals, family members, and self-advocates the opportunity to learn more about resources and support available to the special needs community.

We are hosting the four-day conference in an exciting, all-new virtual format this year. Each day, Family Connection will present four targeted trainings including Early Childhood, Child and Youth, Parenting, and presentations in Spanish. Choose one or more sessions on the day and time that work best for you!

Exhibitors from organizations across the state will host interactive sessions to present new information and answer questions and concerns.

Guest speakers will share reflections on a challenging year, important updates, and inspirational ideas as we look to the future.

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Continuing Education Available

Early Intervention Credentials: see titles in registration for specific approved trainings. For any BabyNet service providers or service coordinators (EIs) that want to receive training hours (EI credential) for the conference need to notify Suzanne Wingard. Suzanne will provide us, the Team for Early Childhood Solutions, with the list of people that indicated that they want training hours for the conference and we will add an evaluation to each person’s SCEILS account. The person will need to log into SCEILS and complete the evaluation. The evaluation will ask for the names of the workshops that the person attended and how these workshops will impact their work within BabyNet.

AHEC: This program is approved for 1.8 CEU’s (18.0 clock hours) of continuing education by Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc. and meets the SC AHEC Best Practices Standards. Participants must attend 90% of the program in order to receive a certificate of attendance. No partial credit will be given.

COUNSELORS & THERAPISTS: This program has been pre-approved for 18.0 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

NURSING: Mid-Carolina AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This nursing continuing education activity approval # 1811-032PR-351 has been approved for 18.0 hours.

SOCIAL WORKERS: This program has been approved by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners for 4.5 clock hours of social work continuing education and 13.5 hours of NON-social work continuing education.

This training may meet training hour requirements for the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive Relationship Focused Practice Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. We recommend consulting the Competency Guidelines associated with your Endorsement category to confirm. Please contact the SC Infant Mental Health Association Endorsement Coordinator.

FOSTER CARE: Approved for Foster Care credits. More details to come.

Herramienta de Viaje: El Poder de la Organización – Este taller ha sido aprobado para obtener créditos de SC Endeavors.  Inscribirse en los créditos.

A Four Day Live Event • May 24 - 27, 2021

All-New Virtual Format

As always, our goal is to bring together parents and professionals to increase collaboration. We are striving to connect families to a community of supports, resources, and other families, so the individuals in their care have everything they need to thrive!

Register now to reserve the sessions that best your needs
and schedule!

Si necesita asistencia para registrarse en español, por favor, contacte a Annia Knight. (803) 995 1568