One Child, Many Hands:
A Multidisciplinary
Conference on
Child Welfare

Opening Keynote Speaker Announced: Anne Holton

Fresh off the campaign trail alongside her husband, Senator Tim Kaine, we are delighted that Anne Holton will be able to share her vast expertise in and perspective on child welfare with conference attendees. A former Juvenile Court Chief Judge until she became First Lady of Virginia, Ms. Holton launched her signature initiative, For Keeps: Families for all Virginia Teens, which helped find and strengthen permanent families particularly for older children in foster care or at risk of entering care. She subsequently served as director of the Great Expectations program, an initiative that supported young people exiting foster care pursue higher education through the Virginia Community College System. Ms. Holton served as Virginia’s Secretary of Education until she and her husband joined Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign.

Join us in Philadelphia June 7 – 9, 2017 for an outstanding three days of learning, featuring compelling Keynote Speakers, cutting-edge Plenary Panels, a variety of Workshops presented by national and international experts, and two Networking Luncheons.  Enjoy all that the beautiful University of Pennsylvania campus has to offer while attending One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare, the nation’s premiere multidisciplinary conference geared for child welfare practitioners, policy makers and administrators alike. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is serving as Lead Community Sponsor of the conference, to be held at the beautiful and historic University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Past participants have remarked:


“Best conference I have attended in some time.”

“I have been to multidisciplinary conferences in the past but this one
was true to its mission.”

“This was a first class conference with quality speakers and workshops, I look forward to the next one.”

“Great conference. Inspirational and professionally motivating.”

“This has been the best professional conference I have attended
in two decades. Thank you!”


Please visit our website often for conference updates. We look forward to seeing you next June!

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