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Conference Overview

The Children’s Cove Champions for Children Conference is an informative and innovative multidisciplinary conference offering workshops presented by many nationally recognized experts in the field of child abuse, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, domestic violence, trafficking and exploitation, and prevention. The Champions for Children Conference is one of the premiere child maltreatment conferences in the country and will provide professionals in the field with extensive and innovative insight to assist child victims and families in their community.

Who Should Attend

The conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people who work directly with child victims of crime, whose intent is to help children in their healing process, and who are employed by governmental and nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, probation and medicine. Those who work in for-profit capacities, such as those employed by industry, may not attend the training unless the respective company is supporting the conference through sponsoring or exhibiting. The management of the conference reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual who does not meet these criteria. Please contact with any questions about these policies.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Continuing professional education credit has been applied for
on behalf of the following groups:
•    Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association (LMHC)
•    National Association of Social Workers (LICSW)

Continuing education credit has been approved as follows:
•   Thursday, October 19th: 5.5 CEUs approved for LICSW/LCSW and LMHC
•   Friday, October 20th: 4.5 CEUs approved for LICSW/LMHC and LMHC

CEU Fees: The continuing education credits processing fee is $25 paid online with registration or at the event by check. (LICSW, LCSW and LMHC)
•    Conference attendees who wish to receive CEUs MUST check in at CEU desk for credits.
•    You will not receive CEUs if payment is not received.
•    Partial session credits are not offered.
• CEU applicants must sign in at the beginning of the conference and sign out at the end of each day in order to receive credit hours.
• Certificates of attendance will be offered free of charge at the conclusion of each day for non-licensed professionals.

Nursing Contact Hours

Cape Cod Healthcare (PA #158) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Association Massachusetts, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

In order to receive contact hours, attendees must sign the course roster, stay for the entire program, and submit a completed evaluation form at the end of class.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be offered free of charge at the conclusion of each day for non-licensed professionals.


Registration fees for the conference MUST be paid in full before the conference begins. See rates below:

General Registration (individual):                         $210

Group Rate (4 or more from the same agency)   $190 each

Please include payment by credit card or agency purchase order with your registration. Registration includes entrance into all workshops, entrance into the Networking Reception, breakfast on both conference days and lunch on Thursday. Registration does not include payment for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). Please review the refund policy before registering.

Refund Policy
If you need to cancel your conference registration, you must do so by October 1st in order to guarantee a full refund. Your request must be submitted in writing to No refunds will be given after October 1st. No exceptions to this policy can be considered as our funds are fully committed to the production of this conference.

All refunds will be mailed after the conclusion of the conference. You may substitute another qualified attendee from your agency without any additional fee at any time.
Please contact Nancy Raymond at 508.375.0410 if this occurs.

Travel/Lodging Information

The host hotel for this year’s conference is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Hyannis, MA

Conference registration fees do not include hotel rooms. The special conference rate is $124 plus tax per night.  You must book by October 1, 2017 to receive this special rate. Please follow instructions below in order to receive this special rate:

Instructions for Online Group Reservations

•   Go to the website:
•   Enter your desired arrival/departure dates and click “More Options”
•   Enter in number of adults and children and click “Add Special Rate Codes”
•   In the “Group Code” field, enter in the three letter code: CHI
•   Click Check Rooms & Rates
•   Click Select next to the Group Name start the reservation process and complete your booking

In the event the DoubleTree is overbooked, lodging at the Holiday Inn will be available at the same rate.

To book your room at the Holiday Inn call the reservation phone number: 508-775-1153 and mention the Children’s Cove Conference for the special rate.

Go Green

Please print any conference materials you may need prior to the conference. Please note that in our efforts to “Go Green”, there will be no presenter handouts available. Presenter materials will be emailed upon request if available.

American Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility

If you require special accommodations to attend or participate in this conference, please provide information about your requirements to Nancy Raymond at 508.375.0410 at least five (5) business days in advance of the conference.