Shoulder to Shoulder Conference


A multi-disciplinary conference providing professional training and building stronger partnerships on behalf of children in the child welfare system.

We invite foster and adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, advocates, caseworkers, social workers, lawyers, judicial officers, citizen review board members (CRB), mental health professionals, medical professionals, educators, child care workers and anyone else who is connected with Child Welfare to attend the conference.









 2017 Conference Dates

Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017
5th Annual
Pre-Conference Event

 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Robyn Gobbel

"Trauma Doesn't Tell Time"

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW


Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
19th Annual
Shoulder to Shoulder Conference

 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Angela Tucker

"Nevertheless, She Persisted"

Angela Tucker

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Conference funding was made possible by a grant from the Oregon’s Children’s Just Act Task Force and through federal grant funds from the Juvenile Court Improvement Program. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of either grantor.