Search Cornell



Register for RCCP’s “Building a Community of Practice” conference

November 2, 2015

(0) Comments.  |   Tags: conference,   RCCP,  


The BCTR's Residential Child Care Project (RCCP)  is hosting its fourth International Conference for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Children and Residential Experiences: Creating Conditions for Change (CARE) on June 21-24, 2016 in Lake George, NY. This event will highlight the importance of communities of practice in creating conditions for learning which lead to improving our practice and outcomes for children and families.

Preliminary Program

Featured Speakers

  • Junlei Li, PhD, Co-Director and Associate Professor of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
  • John Lyons, PhD, Senior Policy Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Howard Bath, PhD, Former Children’s Commissioner of The Northern Territory, Brisbane, Australia
  • Xavier McElrath-Bey, MA, Youth Justice Advocate, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, Chicago IL
  • James P. Anglin, PhD, Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria, BC Canada
  • Laura Steckley, PhD, Course Director, MSc Advanced Residential Child Care;Joint Editor, Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care; School of Social Work & Social Policy/CELCIS; University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • Graham McPheat, Msc, Bed, Dip SW; Course Leader MSc Child and Youth Care Studies by Distance Learning; Senior Teaching Fellow, Social Work Lead, School of Social Work and Social Policy; University of Strathclyde Glasgow, UK
  • Janis Whitlock, PhD, MPH, Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University, NY
  • Angela Stanton-Greenwood, MA, Med, CQSE, Lead Mentor and Positive Behaviour Coach, Hesley Group and Instructor, TCI Europe coordinator, Doncaster, UK
  • Troy Kennedy, Assistant to the Associate Executive, LaSalle School, Albany, NY USA

Panel Discussions

A panel made up of young people in care and family members will discuss their experiences and share what they need from a system of care.

Small Group Sessions

There will be opportunities to meet in groups and community of practice sessions to share innovations in trauma-informed interventions, implementing TCI in School settings, supporting developmental relationships, struggling for the congruency in the application of CARE principles or TCI practices throughout an organization.

Research Papers and Focus Groups

Researchers will have a forum to present research papers, conduct focus groups, and work with other researchers to discuss research, dissemination of research findings, and translational research.

Writing Workshop

Participants desiring to write a paper, an article, or presentation can receive assistance from published and experienced writers.

Trainer Certification

TCI trainers may attend this conference in lieu of a TCI update and apply for recertification. Opportunities for recertification testing will be made available on June 21, the afternoon before the opening conference reception.

CARE trainers may attend this conference in lieu of a CARE recertification workshop and apply for recertification. Opportunities for recertification testing will be made available the morning of June 22 before the opening session.


The registration fee at this 3-day conference is $725.00 USD. The conference fee will cover all programs including the Tuesday evening reception, Wednesday and Thursday lunches, Wednesday night BBQ dinner, Thursday night dinner cruise on Lake George, conference keynotes, panel presentation, small group sessions and workshops, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.

Early Registration Fee of $675.00 USD will be charged to those individuals or organizations that can register participants by January 15, 2016. In order to qualify, you must fill out the attached registration information and send a check or purchase order postmarked prior to January 15, 2016. If you have registered and cannot attend the conference, 50% of the fee will be refunded if we receive notice prior to March 31, 2016. After March 31, 2016 this early registration fee is non-refundable.

Group rate (registration of 3 or more participants) $650.00 USD per person.

A rate of $600.00 USD is being offered to individuals who are presenting conference workshops (2 presenters per workshop) and professionally certified TCI trainers.

Please address any questions regarding registration to: Alissa Medero at

Request for Proposals

Conference organizers are requesting proposals for workshop sessions, research paper presentations, and innovation group discussions. The proposals must be post marked, faxed, or e-mailed no later than November 30, 2015 to be considered. Authors of proposals accepted for the conference will be notified by January 15, 2016. The conference sponsors reserve the sole right to accept or reject any proposal, and to limit to 2 the number of presenters listed in the program. Only 2 presenters per workshop will receive the presenter registration rate of $600.00 USD.

We invite you to submit your proposal on one of the following or related topics:

  • Family engagement
  • Improving the quality of adult/child relationships
  • Trauma informed interventions and programs
  • Reflective practice
  • Innovative training strategies
  • Quality improvement models
  • Integration of evidence informed practices into programming
  • Creating a safe environment/culture of safety
  • Enhancing programming and enriching the environment
  • External agency influences on residential care, foster care, schools, juvenile justice programs
  • Cultural competence
  • Data informed decision-making
  • Implementation strategies
  • Organizational congruence

If you have a proposal that does not fit any of these tracks, please explain fully in a cover letter. In order to have your proposal reviewed, please follow the directions below. Any proposal that does not conform to the outline and requirements below or that has missing information is likely to be rejected.

Full conference and registration information is available here.

Leave a Comment

Your First Name *

Your Email Address *

Fields marked with a "*" are required to submit. Wereserve the right to remove any comments we feel are inappropriate.