Call for Presenters

18th Annual Partners in Prevention Conference
Hosted by DFPS Prevention & Early Intervention Division
September 25-27, 2018 – Arlington, TX

Partners in Prevention is the largest annual gathering of prevention and early intervention professionals in Texas. The conference attracts parent educators, youth service providers, civic leaders, policy advocates, researchers and others with a professional interest in child and family well-being, youth development and juvenile justice.

Our 2018 theme — Teaming Up for Texas Families — is a rallying cry for reducing child abuse, enhancing school readiness, improving social-emotional and physical health, and strengthening communities.

PIP is a great venue to share your knowledge, skills, and research. Help shape the conference agenda by proposing learning sessions that are innovative, insightful, engaging, and would equip participants with tools or knowledge in one or more of the following areas.


  • Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention
  • Community Collaboration / Collective Impact
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Cultural Competency
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Ethics
  • Family Engagement
  • Family Violence Awareness
  • Health
  • Home Visiting
  • Juvenile Delinquency Prevention
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marketing/Communication
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Military Families
  • Parent Education
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Sustainability
  • Promoting Resiliency
  • Substance Abuse Prevention

Sessions will be 75 minutes in length. Conference organizers intend to award 1.25 hours of continuing education credit for each eligible session. Applicants interested in presenting multiple workshops must submit separate proposals for each one. Submission deadline is March 15, 2018 and finalists will be notified by the end of May. Presenters must provide their presentation materials no later than August 1, 2018 for reproduction and dissemination to attendees.

Eligible presenters will receive a speaker fee. Presenters may use the fee to offset travel-related expenses. Up to two complimentary registrations will be offered for each approved proposal. Applications are due March 15, 2018.

Submission of an application does not ensure your presentation will be selected for inclusion in the conference. A speaker-selection committee will consider all applications prior to recommending a slate of presenters to PEI management.

Call for Presenters Form

Submit your application via e-mail to

Read more about the PIP conference on our Save the Date for 2019 PIP page.