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Directions to Submit a Workshop Proposal

Please note: The proposal submission deadline has been extended to October 16, 2019! You will be notified of the acceptance of your proposal no later than November 20, 2019.

Proposals are submitted online. Please note that once you begin your proposal, you cannot save it and submit later.

  • Click here
  • Complete the fields with all the needed information
  • Attach your resume and lesson plan at the bottom of the form

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kaitlyn Ash ( or call (530) 757-8650.

Workshop Proposal Topics

Workshop proposals are encouraged to reflect the shared values and principles as laid out in the California Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM). The ICPM articulates the core components and standards of practice expected from all of those serving California's children, youth and families. This includes guidance and direction to support county child welfare, juvenile probation, behavioral health agencies and their partners in delivery of timely, effective and collaborative services to children, youth and families. Read the Ten Guiding Practice Principles of the ICPM. For more information about the ICPM, please visit the CDSS website.

The training institute will be oriented around the following concept areas. (View a list of suggested topics around each concept area.) Workshop topics ranging from prevention through permanency are encouraged. We are especially hoping to provide workshops that cover the full range of services children and families experience, from early prevention through permanency. We are seeking proposals from county child welfare, juvenile probation, behavioral health agencies, service providers, education and other partners.

  • Prevention best practice
  • Permanency best practice
  • Administrative/Managerial
  • Direct Service (prevention through permanency)
  • Innovative Practice to Support Best Practices
  • Supporting Family-Focused Practice
  • Understanding Disciplines and Orientation

Workshops From Past Years

For hopeful presenters and those wishing to gain a better understanding of what to expect at the Partnership for Well-Being Institute, view a full list of the workshops offered at previous conferences.

Be prepared to provide the primary expected audience for your workshop proposal. We encourage submissions to be attended by as many disciplines as possible but would like to know who you feel would most likely benefit from attending your workshop. In the proposal form, please mark all that apply:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Early Childhood
  • Education
  • Probation Officers
  • Providers (community partners)
  • Resource Families
  • Social Workers
  • Tribal Communities

Proposals will be reviewed and scored by the planning committee utilizing the following criteria:

  • Training focus
  • Clear learning objectives that can be delivered within allotted time frame
  • New/innovative/advanced content
  • Lesson plan and learning objectives
  • Substantive topic that will result in knowledge/skills that can be quickly transferred to the work environment

We ask that proposals give as much detail as possible to provide the committee a clear sense of what will be presented.

The following will be provided at each workshop:

  • LCD projectors, screens and easels
  • Laptop
  • Internet connection

All materials must be made available for posting on the institute website and Whova App by May 14, 2020, including handouts and PowerPoint.