Immerse yourself! These one-day virtual conferences cover important topics in child welfare and parenting. Sessions are designed for parents, professionals, individuals with childhood lived experience in adoption or foster care, and those considering foster care, kinship care, or adoption. Gain valuable insights, knowledge, and practical tools to make a positive impact in the lives of children and families.

Conference Topics

  1. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

    (a four-part series)

  2. Honoring Indigenous Families, Cultures, and Sovereignty

Virtual Format

All sessions will be virtual and the recordings will be available to watch for up to three months after each training.


Registration is for one person or a parenting couple who will be participating together. Please note that registration fees are not refundable but can be transferred. Groups sending 10 or more people receive an additional 10% discount contact us at [email protected] to get the group registration form.

  • $80 for Families Rising (formerly NACAC) members
  • $90 for non-members

Each topic is charged separately.

Attendees at previous Families Rising conferences said:

“This was insightful, invaluable, humbling, and honest. … Even the sessions that I thought might not be so relevant to me … had important takeaways and invaluable lessons.”

“The best foster care and adoption trainings that a professional can receive.”

“Best seminar I’ve ever attended! Excellent from beginning to end! I could have been engaged for days and I am inspired to learn more!”

“An excellent conference, learned so much, lots of new tips and strategies to put in place. Very well done, Great organization! Thank you!”