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Registration Now Open!

Join fellow professionals and practitioners from Southwest Louisiana and beyond for the 20th 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. Early bird registration is discounted to $190.

PLEASE NOTE: the opportunity to secure a discounted registration fee ends on Jan. 16, 2019; 5:00 pm.
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 Bethany Trahan at [email protected].


NBCC-approved clock hours
We are in the process of seeking approval for continuing education clock hours from several authorities: the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR); National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC), the Louisiana Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (LAMFT); and the Addiction Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA). Estimated clock hours are 14. Family and Youth Counseling Agency, Inc. his a NBCC as Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6148. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Family and Youth Counseling Agency, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Continuing Education Certificates indicating completed clock hours will be mailed to participants who submit appropriate documentation.

Certificates of Attendance
A certificate 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 Wednesday, Feb. 6, and Thursday, Feb. 7, 2018. Call 337-395-7777 or toll free 866-580-7444, for reservations. Use the code: SRFY19. Reservations must be made by Jan. 25, 2019 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.

*Note: Repairs to the 2-10 bridge are currently anticipated through February. If you intend to commute to the conference, please leave adequate time for travel delays.