Aug. 24-25 - Hyatt Regency Greenville

Children's Trust of South Carolina, Building Hope for Children Conference. Be a champion for children.

What is the Building Hope for Children Conference?

Building Hope for Children Conference offers a high-quality learning, networking, and resource sharing opportunity for anyone interested in the prevention of child abuse and neglect and the promotion of child and family well-being. Attendees include professionals of all levels in the fields of child welfare, education, healthcare, mental health, childcare and more as well as community stakeholders such as parents and caregivers, guardians ad litem, elected officials, and others. The Home Visiting Summit will remain merged with the conference for 2022. This is an opportunity for those in the home visiting field to receive tailored content for their profession. We encourage all home visitors to attend.

Conference attendees will be inspired by dozens of dynamic breakout sessions, local and national experts, and networking opportunities with peers from around the state. CEUs will be offered through South Carolina AHEC. South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association has approved this training for Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement® training or renewal requirements. Details to follow.

Themes represented in keynote and workshop presentations

  • Child abuse and neglect prevention
  • Promotion of child and family well-being
  • Innovative practices
  • Concrete strategies for building resilience
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Importance of mental health and self-care

Schedule and Sessions

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Keynote speakers

Dawn Staley
Dawn Staley

Head women's basketball coach, UofSC

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Janet Taylor
Janet Taylor, M.D., MPH

Community psychiatrist and executive coach

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Michelle Cummings
Michelle Cummings, M.S.

Founder at Training Wheels

Read Michelle's bio

Conference mobile and web app

Mobile app

Create your own agenda, view sessions and descriptions, speaker information, get live updates, connect and chat with attendees and so much more. Download the app for iOS or Android devices by clicking on the store buttons or scanning the QR Code.

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Web app

Use the web app on your laptop during the conference. Enter your email address associated with your registration.

Web App Login

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Charming hotel in the heart of Greenville

Hyatt Regency Greenville offers guests the perfect balance of Southern hospitality and modern amenities. Located in the trendy downtown area of Greenville, we’re near the area’s best dining, shopping, and entertainment. Whether you’re visiting Furman University, exploring Falls Park on the Reedy, or staying in town for business, you will find a welcoming room waiting for you in South Carolina.

220 North Main Street, Greenville, S.C. 29601
Phone: 864-235-1234

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COVID-19 protocols

While masks are not mandated for attendees during the Building Hope for Children Conference, given the current CDC community levels across South Carolina, we strongly encourage participants to wear masks (KN95, N95, surgical or procedure masks) throughout the event. Children’s Trust staff persons will be wearing masks.

We ask that everyone makes their choice responsibly. All attendees should be mindful and respectful of other attendees' personal health choices.

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Sponsor the conference

Join us as a conference sponsor to gain visibility for your organization while uplifting South Carolina's child- and family-serving professionals. Multiple packages are available to fit your budget. Your support will help attendees hone their skills and strengthen their commitment to this important work.

For questions and to learn more, email Caitlyn McAnulty.

Thank you to our sponsors

Programmatic partners

The following organizations are providing funding support for the conference. Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting is a program of Children’s Trust of South Carolina and is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under CFDA # 93.870, Grant # X1043608. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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