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Governor's Conference

The 47th Annual Governor’s Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect will happen in-person on Oct. 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, KS. Online registration opens Aug. 14. Stay tuned for conference announcements and information!

2023 Conference Details

Annually, KCSL along with 20+ co-sponsoring organizations presents the most comprehensive conference in Kansas about the prevention of child maltreatment. KCSL is committed to featuring the best speakers the field has to offer and addressing current topics and issues throughout the conference.

Join us in-person for informative Institute sessions followed by two days of powerful keynotes, workshops, networking opportunities and recognition of exceptional work in the field. Keynote speakers include Angelique Kedem, Cory France and Tracy Benson from The W. Haywood Burns Institute, and author, therapist and foster/adoptive parent Amber Jewell.

Register before Sept. 30 for early bird rate of $250! After Sept. 30, registration is $275.

Hotel accommodations are available at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. Room rates are $132/night. To book your room, click HERE or call (316) 293-1234 and use group code KCL3.

Register for the 2023 Governor’s Conference

Call for Proposal

The 2023 Governor’s Conference Call for Proposal has closed.

About the Conference

Over 40 years ago, child abuse prevention leaders in Kansas established Prevent Child Abuse Kansas (PCAK) as it is known today and held the first state conference on child abuse prevention. In the early 1970s, the Family Life Achievement Center in Chicago decided to focus on the prevention of child abuse and formed a fifty-state, nonprofit organization known as Prevent Child Abuse America today. Kansas was chosen as the first chapter location in 1976 and the first-ever Governor’s Conference was held in the fall later that year. KCSL became the Prevent Child Abuse of Kansas chapter in 1993, thus overseeing the Governor’s Conference since. The Governor’s Conference ensures professionals working with children have proper training in the field of child abuse and neglect.