Registration will be open August 2024.

2023 Conference Registration 


Online registration will close Friday at Noon, Oct. 13, 2023.

In-person registration available at the Pre-Conference Event 10/15/2023.
Pre-Conference - Location details here

Registration Cost:

IN-PERSON Pre-Conference
SUN, OCT 15, 2023 

$25 per person 

LIVE Virtual All-Day Conference
MON, OCT 16, 2023

$35 per Individual/ Household

$125 Host Sites/ Group Viewing*
*(5 or more watching from the SAME location.
   Link cannot be shared.)

$50 - BOTH Pre-Conference (10/15) & Virtual Conference (10/16)

  Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Staff
  Access Key "2023-ODHS" or click here

*Please note - No refunds on/after Wednesday, October 11, 2023


Email or call 1-800-496-2665

2023 STS flyer

General Conference Information


Join us for an IN-PERSON Shoulder to Shoulder Pre-Conference Event, held at the Oregon DHS East Branch in Portland, Oregon.

Come to connect with others, enjoy some light refreshments and appetizers and hear an inspiring speaker.

Conference Schedule

Please visit our Agenda page to view the schedule and descriptions of presentations and speakers available at this year's conference.

Scholarships Available

Scholarships available for Oregon Certified Resource/Foster Parents (ODHS, OYA, Tribal, Therapeutic, etc.), State Adoptive or Assisted Guardian Parents and Relative/Kinship Caregivers. Scholarships provided by Oregon Resource Family Alliance (formerly Oregon Foster Parent Association). More information can be found on our Scholarship page.

Certificate of Attendance - Training Hours

A free certificate of attendance for 5 training hours will be available to those who complete the post-conference survey.

Continuing Education Credits (CEU's) - Licensed Professionals

5.0 Continuing Education Credits are available, sponsored by Cascadia Training, after completing the post conference survey. Cascadia Training is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider #: 6475) (recognized by NASW Oregon State Chapter).



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.