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

Aug. 24-25 - Hyatt Regency Greenville

Early Bird Registration ($200)

Starting July 1, registration goes up to $250.

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What is the Building Hope for Children Conference?

The 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.

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. 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

Preliminary Schedule

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Home Visiting Summit

The Home Visiting Summit will remain merged with the Building Hope for Children 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.

Building Hope for Children Conference session

Call for presenters

Share your expertise with us

Children’s Trust seeks fresh, relevant content tailored to attendees and intended to raise awareness, prompt action, or support infrastructure and system-building for sustainability of prevention efforts.

One registration will be provided per workshop presenter. Any costs are the responsibility of presenters.

Important dates

Deadline for Proposals: May 27, 2022
Notification of Accepted Proposals: June 24, 2022

Criteria for proposals

  • The session content is related to the prevention of child abuse and neglect or the promotion of child and family well-being.
  • The session content is innovative and relevant to participants from various backgrounds and professions.
  • The session provides concrete strategies for real-world application of content.
  • The session considers different learning styles and applies various strategies for engaging participants in a virtual space.
  • The session content and speakers promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the context of the presentation and broader prevention field.

Charming hotel in the heart of Greenville

Hyatt Regency, Downtown Greenville offers guests the perfect balance of Southern hospitality and modern amenities. Located in the trendy downtown area of Greenville, our conference venue is near the area’s best dining, shopping and entertainment.

Instructions for Groups

If you are registering more than one person, please email conference@scchildren.org for further instructions.

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

Photo collage of Hyatt Regency Greenville rooms and bar.

Exhibit at the conference

The Building Hope for Children Conference offers the opportunity to share your services and products with many home visitors and early childhood interventionists from across South Carolina in-person and on a virtual app.

  • Exhibitor Package - Each registration includes one in-person exhibit booth, one virtual exhibit booth on the Conference app, and one free Conference registration, which includes breakfast and lunch each conference day. Limited booths are available for reservation on a first come first serve basis until July 22.
  • In-Person Tabletop Exhibit - Exhibiting fee includes one 6' exhibitor table, linen, 2 chairs, and a trash can. Tables are available on Wednesday, August 24 (full day) and Thursday, August 25 (half day). Exact times to be determined. Set up is available the afternoon of Tuesday, August 23 beginning at 5pm. Banners are allowed behind or next to the exhibit table.
  • Virtual Exhibit - The virtual booth on the Conference app allows exhibitors to upload a company logo, website, links, documents, images, videos, and other materials that attendees may download. Information for the app must be submitted by Friday, July 29. A link for submission will be shared via email.
  • Sub-recipients - If the agency is receiving funding from Children’s Trust of South Carolina, these funds may not be used for exhibitor space.

Deadline to Submit: July 22, 2022

Conference exhibitors

Thank you to our sponsor

Show your support and become a sponsor

Your support will help our state’s professionals be as well-equipped as possible and remain committed to their important work. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Caitlyn McAnulty, cmcanulty@scchildren.org

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.

For more information

Questions about the conference, email us at conference@scchildren.org.

Financial questions, email us at finance@scchildren.org.