Conference Registration is Open

17 Sep 2019

Friday, November 1, will be the seventh year of 90by30's annual Conference! This year's theme is "Moving Foward: A Connected Child is a Protected Child," and will explore how connection of all kinds, from collaborative state programs to peer-to-peer relationships, can create safe, healthy communities for kids and families. 


Join us at Lane Community College's Center for Meeting and Learning by registering online here


The day's schedule:



Moving Forward: Child Abuse Prevention and Lane County

Keynote: Miriam Calderon, Director of the Oregon Early Learning Division, speaks on "Raise Up Oregon," the state's plan to unite leaders from early care and education, K-12, health, housing, and human services - together with families, communities, and the public and private sectors - to work together to support young children.

Local Spotlight: "Raise Up Lane County": Voices from Lane County talk about connecting and protecting children. Speakers include:

  • Holly Mar Conte, United Way of Lane County; Annie Soto, Head Start of Lane County; Chris Parra, Bethel School District; John Radich, DHS


Strategy Spotlight: Parent Cafés: Corey Best, a national expert on family engagement with lived experience, speaks on how to reach and include vulnerable parents in parent education/peer support and increase father participation.

Recognitions and Appreciations

Lunch/Finding and Making Connections Resource Fair

Workshop 1

Workshop 2



Workshops include:

  1. Creating Accessible Services for Vulnerable Families: Family Resource Centers and Centro Latino Americano share their perspectives
  2. Engaging Parents in Parent Cafés: Corey Best, a national expert on family engagement with lived experience, talks about how to promote parent peer education.
  3. Emotional Rescue: Using Mindfulness as Part of Parent Education. Dr. Diane Gregorio, Ph.D, a research consultant at the University of Washington School of Social Work speaks on using mindfulness strategies to connect with parents. 
  4. Trauma Informed Family Engagement: What does this look like in the field? Elaine Walters from the Trauma Healing Project addresses this key question.
  5. Safe Families for Children: DHS is now funding this faith-based effort to provide family respite care and keep children from foster care. Angela Albin discusses the work of CAFA, the Lane County chapter of Safe Families.
  6. Roots of Empathy: This school-based strategy in Lane County works to increase empathy in elementary-school children and to increase prosocial behavior and decrease rates of aggression, including bullying. In 2019, this long-term strategy chosen by each of 90by30's regions will enter its second year.
  7. Oregon Child Abuse Prevalence Study (OCAPS): What we’ve learned on how to measure actual prevalence rates of child abuse and neglect, bullying, and prosocial support with teens - and the plan for moving forward.

Questions? Email Emily at emilyk@90by30.com