Child welfare and behavioral health professionals will benefit from attending the 2023 North Dakota Family-Based Services Conference, state officials say

Bismarck, N.D. – According to the state officials, this event is from March 28-31 and it will be held at the Holiday Inn of Fargo. 

Co-sponsored by the North Dakota Family-Based Services Association and North Dakota Health and Human Services’ Children and Family Services Section, the conference offers training and networking opportunities.

Programing also highlights services and recognizes individuals and organizations for their work to maintain, strengthen and empower families. 

The conference begins Tuesday, March 28, with training on personal and professional change management. Presenter Melissa Marshall will lead a session titled, “Embracing Change with Dale Carnegie,” 12:30-2:30 p.m. CT, followed by “Leading Change without Authority,” 3-5 p.m. CT.  

Researcher and expert Dr. Hilary Cuthrell will give the March 29 keynote presentation on the impact of incarceration on children and families.

She will also lead afternoon workshops on parent-child contact during incarceration and the obstacles parents face when reentering society and reunifying with family. The late afternoon workshop will include discussion on pathways to incarceration, data on incarceration and sentencing, and planning for successful reentry and reunification.