As the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues, Children Need Us More than Ever
The 2020 Virtual Kids First National Conference provides educators, child-serving professionals, non-profit leaders, and families with innovative and transformative strategies to support and engage children during this traumatic time. Attend live or review sessions with on-demand access.
Why You Must Attend
Strong lineup of educational and child-serving experts showcasing innovative and transformative strategies in the COVID-19 environment
Interactive sessions and networking events addressing current opportunities and challenges serving children
Never miss out on the keynotes or parallel sessions with the ability to review sessions on-demand at your own pace
Get the professional development you need, with certificate of attendance for all attendees plus Category I Social Work CEUs
Our keynote and featured speakers are Innovating & Transforming education and leadership!
Award Winning Speaker
2019 Maryland Child Advocate of the Year
General Session Speaker
Themes & Tracks
The Leadership Track is for the leader to leave the conference with a plan to bring about transformation in their organization, school, or school district. This will occur by using the appreciative inquiry process, helping leaders identify their organization’s strengths to determine what they can do more of to move closer to a possible, preferred future.
*Must select this option when you register
Hear from leaders in juvenile justice who have fostered transformation to achieve equity, mitigate the impact of trauma experienced by youth and staff, and overcome staff resistance. Those participating in these workshops will be exposed to strategies to prevent the school-to-prison pipeline and to “future proof” your school to make sure it is relevant and engaging.
A Must Attend For
- School Administrators, Superintendents, & School Board Members
- Child-Serving Professionals
- Non-profit Leaders
- Social Workers & Mental Health Professionals
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech Therapists
- Behavior Specialists
- Juvenile Justice Professionals
- Parents/Guardians, Grandparents, & Foster Parents
- Homeschool Community
Address the Needs of Children During COVID-19
Educators, child-serving professionals, and families have had to confront the challenges of shifting from traditional classrooms to online learning. School leaders grapple with tough issues about how to deliver education in a COVID-19 world. Mental health professionals deliver services online while many community services are limited or unavailable. Residential and juvenile justice facilities continue to focus on the health and well-being of the children, families, and youth they serve while implementing new state restrictions and guidelines around COVID-19.
We must rethink how we meet the needs of students. The current situation demands transformation and innovation.
The inaugural 2020 Virtual Kids First National Conference will provide attendees with innovative strategies that address the needs of the whole child.
Let’s Innovate & Transform
The Virtual Kids First National Conference will equip you to innovate and transform to ensure children thrive and tackle the challenges facing children and families during this unprecedented time. The conference will broaden your knowledge as you learn from a cadre of exciting speakers committed to putting “Kids First” as we explore transformation, innovation, technology, and mental health to address needs of the whole child as education and delivery models continue to adapt and embrace technology in the COVID-19 environment.
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