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The 2017 Conference has ended. Thank you to everyone who attended! We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Download handouts from this year’s conference here.


conference-logo19Join fellow professionals and practitioners from Southwest Louisiana and beyond for the 19th Annual Connections Count! Professional Development Conference. Once again, we come together to expand and enhance our mental and behavioral health knowledge for the benefit of children, youth, and families. Connections do count, so please be a part of our determination to enhance and celebrate our collective expertise.


Registration Fee
Thanks to our sponsors and your support as a participant, we are able to limit our conference registration to $240. This amount pays for selected workshops, continental breakfast and lunch on both days of the conference, as well as CEUs for qualifying participants. Registration is $240 per individual.

If you are a full-time university student, you may be eligible for a special discount. To learn more about this opportunity, call 337-436-9533 or email Devan Corbello at [email protected]

NBCC-approved clock hours
Applications have been submitted to several state licensing boards for continuing education credit approval, including those who license social workers, marriage and family therapists, and acep-300dpidrug and alcohol counselors. Family & Youth is a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and offers NBCC-approved clock hours to professional counselors for events that meet NBCC requirements.

CEU certificates will be mailed to participants who submit appropriate documentation.

Certificates of Attendance
Certificates of Attendance for any participant who wants one will be available at the conclusion of the conference.

L’Auberge Casino Resort
L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles is the site of the conference. A block of specially priced rooms is available for Tuesday, Feb. 14, and Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Call 337- 395-7777 or toll free 866- 580-7444, for reservations. Use the code: SYF17. Reservations must be made by Jan. 23, 2017 to receive the discount.

Directions from West of Lake Charles:
I-10 East. Merge right onto the I-210 Loop at Exit #25. Go over the I-210 E bridge. Take the Nelson Road Exit #4. Remain in the far left lane and continue following the signs to CASINO AREA. The exit will veer left and cross under the I-210 Bypass. Proceed to the far right lane following the CASINO AREA sign.

Directions from East of Lake Charles:
Take I-10 West to Lake Charles. Merge onto the I-210 Loop. Take Exit #4 at Nelson Road. Turn right onto Nelson Road and follow the signs into L’Auberge Casino Resort.