About the Conference

Since its initial inception, the intent of the Children’s Services Act has been to improve services to youth through pooled, multi-agency planning and funding. Funding is administered at the local level to provide communities the flexibility to serve youth and families in a manner consistent with local needs, resources, and philosophies.

Creativity in the development of individualized services, unique to the needs of each youth, was and continues to be the vision. Coupled with that vision of creativity is the reality of myriad requirements regarding eligibility, fund use, licensure, agency regulations, and policies that frame implementation of the Act.

The conference has grown to include two and a half days of activities for up to 650 participants, with most of the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center reserved. Sponsor tables and break stations will be set up in central locations to maximize the flow of traffic and time for participant visits.

Download the Conference FAQ: CSAConferenceFAQs.pdf

Who Should Attend


Conference participants (including State Executive Council, State and Local Advisory Team) can expect to receive information and training that will assist them in achieving the mission and vision of CSA. Workshops are designed for local government representatives responsible for implementation of the CSA. Sessions are designed to meet the specific needs of CPMT members (e.g., local government administrators, agency heads, private provider representatives, and parent representatives), FAPT members, and CSA Coordinators.

For More Information Contact:

Program questions:
Kim Harrison, Conference Planner
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
804-662-7288 x211
Email: kzharris@vt.edu

Registration questions:
Teresa McCoy
Conference Registrar
Email: teresas@vt.edu

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