Shoulder to Shoulder Conference


The 2024 Shoulder to Shoulder Conference will take place on Sunday October 20th and Monday October 21st at The Monarch Hotel in Clackamas, OR. Virtual attendance is also available. 

Thank you for your patience as we update our website for the 2024 conference. Registration and scholarships will be open in August 2024.



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

We invite resource/foster and adoptive parents, kinship caregivers, birth parents, advocates, caseworkers, social workers, lawyers, judicial officers, CASAs, Citizen Review Booard (CRB), mental health professionals, medical professionals, educators, child care worker and anyone else who is supporting children and families connected with Child Welfare to attend the conference.

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2023 STS Committee Sponsors

Conference funding was made possible by federal grant funds from the Juvenile Court Improvement Program, the Oregon Department of Human Services and the Oregon Resource Family Alliance (formerly Oregon Foster Parent Association). Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the grantors.