2020 Request for Proposals is now closed.

Look for opportunities to submit a proposal for next year’s conference in early 2021. 

The Connecting for Children’s Justice Conference offers workshops that inspire and equip participants with skills and strategies to strengthen families, prevent child abuse, and ensure children’s healthy development presented by knowledgeable speakers. These workshops cover an array of topics to meet the broad needs of the diverse attendees. This is your opportunity to share your expertise and tap your creativity by developing an original workshop for presentation at the conference.

Proposals that provide engaging and interactive learning opportunities, focusing on advanced Child Maltreatment Topics will be considered. For examples on the workshops presented during last year’s conference, please click here.

The following discipline tracks and topics are typically given priority:


  • Team Facilitation
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Bridging the Gap on the MDT

Victim Advocacy

  • Preparing children for court
  • Assessing needs/strengths
  • Risk Assessments


  • Stewards of Children
  • ACEs
  • Building a Community Education Program
  • Prevention Strategies for High Schoolers

Law Enforcement

  • Suspect Interview Techniques in Child Abuse Cases
  • Human Trafficking Case Investigations
  • Preparing for court
  • Case Studies

District Attorneys

  • Ethics
  • Cross-Examination in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

Mental Health

  • Play Therapy
  • Children with Sexual Behavior Problems

Child Welfare Practice/CPS

  • Talking to Kids
  • Case Preparation and Presentation
  • Working with Non-Offending Parents


  • Medical Child Abuse
  • The National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations: Pediatric
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse


If you have any questions, email us at tennchaptercac@gmail.com or call 615-333-5832 (x306)

4711 Trousdale Dr., Ste 124 Nashville, TN 37220
P:615.333.5832 F:615.333.7140 www.cactn.org

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This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.