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KVC Nebraska’s Resource Family Conference will take place March 6–7, 2020, at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE. This annual event is a one-of-a-kind training opportunity for KVC Nebraska Resource Families, non-KVC affiliated Resource Families and industry professionals.
What’s a Resource Family?
Resource families are individuals and families caring for youth in the foster care system, extended family home providers caring for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and the youth and clients we serve.
Conference attendees will learn about topics such as body safety, growth mindsets, mental health awareness and compassion fatigue. Participants will also partner with other support teams to learn from one another. Children and clients in care will enjoy fun activities like carnival games, bouncy houses, trips to Lost In Fun, Urban Air, the Lincoln Zoo and more!
Check out the descriptions of specific conference breakout sessions here.
CEO & Founder Rebecca Bender Initiative
Author: In Pursuit of Love, Roadmap to Redemption
Rebecca Bender is the founder and CEO of the Rebecca Bender Initiative (RBI). She is an award-winning, nationally recognized expert on human trafficking. After escaping nearly six years of modern-day slavery, she wrote her first book, Roadmap to Redemption, followed by her recent curriculum Elevate. RBI’s advanced trainings have equipped FBI, Homeland Security, local law enforcement, medical professionals, service providers, and faith communities across America. Rebecca serves as an advisor to both the Oregon D.O.J. Human Trafficking Council and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. She is also the recipient of the Female Overcomer Award, Unlikely Hero Award, Hero to our Generation Award and multiple FBI and Congressional recognitions. She is a sought-after speaker and consultant and has been featured on the Today Show, NBC Deadline Crimes, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Sports Illustrated. Rebecca lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their four daughters and just completed her master’s degree from Bethel Seminary. www.rebeccabender.org
Keynote topic: Roots of Resiliency – Rebecca Bender
Rebecca Bender was lured out of her small community and forced into human trafficking for nearly six years. Tricked by a man she thought was her boyfriend, many vulnerabilities she was unaware of set her up to be a target for traffickers. Her inspiring story of resiliency and hope will remind you of why you do the work you do.
Saturday Conference Schedule
9:00am – 10:30am – Keynote Speaker
10:45am – 12:00pm – Keynote Speaker Breakout Session
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch & Panel
1:15pm – 2:30pm – Breakout Sessions I
2:45pm – 4:00pm – Breakout Sessions II
Register for the Resource Family Conference!
Foster Parent and Extended Family Home Provider registration closed Friday, February 28th at 5pm.
Sponsor the Resource Family Conference!
Interested in supporting children and families at the Resource Family Conference? We need donated items, volunteers, and monetary donations! View our sponsorship opportunities to learn how you can make an impact in the lives of children and families! Contact Jennifer Warren for more information at (402) 742-8836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a RFC sponsor here!