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2017 Conference Details

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The 41st Annual Governor's Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect will be November 1-3 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel-Maner Conference Center in Topeka. This year's conference will feature keynote speakers George Davis, MD, Fellow-The ChildTrauma Academy, Director of Psychiatry, New Mexico Department for Children, Youth and Families and Cordelia Anderson, Sensibilities Prevention Services. Dr. Davis will present A New Model for Delinquency: Brain Development and the Consequences of Maltreatment. Anderson will speak on The Impact of Pornography on Children and Youth.

  • $150 for one day
  • $200 for two days
  • $250 for all three days
These early bird prices are available until October 10. After that, an additional $25 late fee will be applied. Written notification of cancellation must be received by KCSL no later than October 26; $25 of the registration fee is nonrefundable. Cancellations after October 26 will not receive any refund.

A screening of the documentary Resilience will be held Friday afternoon. Advance registration is not necessary, but it is encourage.

TO REGISTER, CLICK ON THE LINK UNDER “Register for the Governor’s Conference”

Once you begin the registration process, you must complete it entirely including payment. Registrations that are not finished or unpaid will be deleted from the system. If you would like to register online but pay by check, please contact Pam Noble,, for instructions.
  • For a printable list of Session Descriptions, please click HERE.
  • To register by mail, the printable Registration Form is available HERE.
    Please note that payment must accompany the registration.
For more information or questions, contact Pam Noble at (316) 942-4261 x1343 or

Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612

$89 per night plus tax, single occupancy/$99 per night plus tax, double occupancy

This room rate is available on a limited number of rooms until September 28. Rooms sell out quickly, so you are encouraged to make your room reservations early and ensure the discounted rate.

For hotel reservations, go to or call the hotel directly at (785) 431-7200. Mention you are part of Kansas Children’s Service League or group code KCSV to receive discounted rate.

If you are interested in hosting an exhibit booth at the conference, please contact Pam Noble,
Register for the Governor’s Conference

The 2017 conference has ended.

Watch this spot for information about next year's conference.


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