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Breakout Descriptions

Follow the link below for full descriptions of our breakout sessions.
 

What can I expect at HOPE Conference?  

HOPE Conference is a place for professionals and families to receive quality, trauma-informed education AND a whole lot of HOPE and support through connection with others and just plain fun!  

Who should come to HOPE Conference?  

HOPE Conference is for everyone who invests in the lives of children and youth who have experienced trauma. Content during our Friday Pre-Intensive sessions is focused on four different groups: caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, Occupational, Physical and Speech therapists. Friday night and Saturday are focused primarily on caregivers. This means anyone who cares for or parents children or youth who have experienced trauma. Foster parents, adoptive parents, relative caregivers, foster/adoptive extended family members, teachers, church youth and children leaders/volunteers, really anyone is welcome!

   

How much does the conference cost?  

Pre-Conference:  

Conference:  

Both Pre-Conference & Conference:  

 

Are scholarships available?  

Cost of HOPE Conference should NOT be a barrier to families in need attending. Every year we provide a limited number of scholarships. You can apply for scholarships until December 15 by clicking here.  

If a scholarship is not possible, we encourage you to reach out to your church family to share the value HOPE Conference will provide to your family and give them the opportunity to support you by covering some or all of your expenses.  

Is HOPE Conference faith based?  

HOPE Conference is a collaboration between local Christian churches, nonprofits and the Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services. The conference does include time for Praise & Worship in General Sessions, and some breakouts are presented from a faith-based perspective. However the content and the conference is not limited to only people of the same faith. All families, individuals and professionals are welcome.  

 

Is there childcare available?   

We love kids, we REALLY love kids. You can tell this by the number of 12 passenger vans in the parking lot of our events. You can tell this by the number of kids collectively parented by our planning committee members. However, due to limitations of host facilities and volunteers, we are not able to provide childcare.  

And as much as we love kids, because we REALLY love kids, HOPE Conference is a “Kid FREE Zone”. Because of the content presented in our sessions, and honestly the need for our participants to unplug, learn and refresh with likeminded people, children are not allowed at the conference or at the host location during the conference.  

Please reach out to your family, church family and your Foster Family Support System to provide child care as allowed by your licensing agency. Approved FFSS families will show up in the portal. If you do not have any approved FFSS families, please reach out to your Resource Worker ASAP to get FFSS packets to complete and return for approval ASAP! 

 

Can I bring my baby? 

We love kids, we REALLY love kids. I mean REALLY love kids. Especially cute babies. However, HOPE Conference is a “Kid FREE Zone”. Because of the content presented in our sessions, and honestly the need for our participants to unplug, learn and refresh with likeminded people, children are not allowed at the conference or at the host location during the conference. Our participants thank you for abiding by this rule.  

If you are a breastfeeding mom and need a space to pump, please reach out to us and we will be sure to make accommodations for you.  

Please reach out to your family, church family and your Foster Family Support System to provide child care as allowed by your licensing agency. Approved FFSS families will show up in the portal. If you do not have any approved FFSS families, please reach out to your Resource Worker ASAP to get FFSS packets to complete and return for approval ASAP! 

 

What is the cancelation policy?  

Refund request for event tickets made 7 days prior to the conference will be granted. Refund request for t-shirts will be granted if made 30 days prior to the conference. Refund requests made 6 or viewer days will be reviewed by the committee and partial refunds may be awarded.  

 

Are vendor tables available?  

Yes! Email us at HOPEConferenceArkansas@gmail.com and we can send you information on available sponsorship and vendor packages.