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Conference Discount for Agencies

If your agency wishes to send six (6) or more staff to one day at our Annual Conference, we have a deal for you!  Get a discounted rate of $75.00 per participant when you pay for 6 or more staff on any one day of the conference.   Register your 6 or more staff and

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CYCCB Certification Workbook and Study Guide Now Available!

The Child and Youth Care Certification Board (CYCCB) has a new Certification Workbook available through their website for $30.00, including shipping and handling.  Check it out .

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2017 Conference Brochure Now Available!

The 2017 Conference brochure is now available!  Visit our conference page for details!

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WACYCP and ACYCP Annual Conference: June 1, 2017

2017 Annual Youth Worker Conference Co-Presented by the WACYCP and ACYCP Thursday June 1st 2017 UWM School of Continuing Education 161 W Wisconsin Ave, 7th Floor Milwaukee, WI 53203 The Wisconsin Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals (WACYCP) are accepting sponsors for the 2017 WACYCP Annual Youth Care Conference.  The all-day conference will be

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2017 Conference Keynote Announced

The Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals is pleased to announce that Craig Swenson, Esq, currently the Executive Director of the Geauga County Department of Job and Family Services will be this year’s Keynote Speaker at the organization’s Annual Conference. Visit our Conference Page for more details!

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Thoughts on Youth Care

Please check out Tom Woll’s article on Youth Care.  Tom is a longtime member and supporter of the Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care and professional certification for direct care workers.   Great article for both workers and administrators!

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Pay Membership On-line!

You can now pay your OACYCP Membership on-line using PayPal   Please check out our Membership page!

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2017 Nomination for Steve Plottner Award

Steve Plottner Award for Leadership in Child Welfare The Steve Plottner Award for Leadership in Child Welfare honors a person who demonstrates leadership for children, families, and the direct care workforce of the Ohio child welfare system.  The award is named after Steve Plotter, one of Ohio’s most influential child welfare leaders. Steve was a

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Conference Sponsor Opportunities

The 2017 Annual Conference will be held at Sawmill Creek in Huron, Ohio on March 22 and 23, 2017.  The Ohio Association of Child & Youth Care Professionals is seeking sponsorship for our annual conference in 2017!  YOU CAN NOW PAY ON-LINE WITH PAYPAL! $750 Champion:  Table in front by registration desk, full day workshop

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The Faces of Foster Care – Ohio HB 50/SB 240 is Now Law!!

From our friends at OACCA: Earlier this week, our Ohio Fostering Connections campaign released a video titled “I am the Face of Foster Care”. The video raises awareness of the challenges faced by youth who age out of foster care. Specifically, the bill calls on Ohio legislators to support HB 50 / SB 240, legislation

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Conference Update – 2017

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The Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals is pleased to announce that its 2016 Conference was a huge success!   Our 37th Annual Conference will be held on March 22 and 23, 2017 at Sawmill Creek! We are now planning for 2017! Stay tune for further details!

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