2014 National Faith Symposium

"Our Children, Our Future:Strengthening Families and Communities through Faith"

This year's Symposium promises to be one the largest gatherings of faith-based and community leaders in Florida. 

The 5th Annual “Our Children, Our Future: Strengthening Communities and Families through Faith” will be held October 21-22, 2014, at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, FL.  This must attend event is being held in collaboration with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and their partners, the Department of Corrections (DOC), and the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council. 

The National Faith Symposium will connect conference attendees to resources, highlight best practices, and provide training to enhance faith and community-based programs that serve at-risk youth and struggling families.

Faith and community leaders, juvenile justice and child welfare professionals, community-based providers, educators, law enforcement, mental health and substance abuse providers, foster and adoptive parents and others who work on behalf of at-risk youth and struggling families.  We anticipate national and statewide representation.

Workshops and speakers will share best practices, techniques and tools that build program capacity and have proven most effective in obtaining extraordinary results.   

The conference will feature between 25-30 breakout sessions as well as a large exhibit area with many booths and displays. 

The $100 registration fee includes a variety of workshops, luncheons and networking opportunities. See registration for more details.

**The Champions of Hope awards will be presented to two outstanding faith-based organizations for best practices, initiatives and innovations statewide.  All nominees will be recognized for their passion and efforts to the agencies missions.  These awards are being presented by the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council in partnership with the Department of Children and Families, and the Department of Juvenile Justice.**