3rd Biennial Youth Services Conference:
Building a Framework for Youth

Thank you for your participation in our 2017 conference. We leave the 2017 information here for your reference.

May 1-2, 2017

At a glance

What: 3rd Biennial Youth Services Conference

When: Mon-Tue, May 1-2, 2017

Where: Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells. (Directions»)

Cost: No fee

CEHs/CEUs: Day 1 only – 6 CEHs/.6 CEUs | Day 2 only – 5.5 CEHs/.55 CEUs | Both days – 11 CEHs/1.1 CEUs

Thank you for attending. We leave the conference information and all materials here for your reference.

Questions: Contact Maria Vishnevsky at maria.vishnevsky@wisc.edu or 608-262-7318

Conference roster»


The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is seeking exhibitors who serve youth and/or young adults to display information regarding the services provided at the May 1 – 2, 2017 conference. The exhibitor may also provide tools or other resources that may benefit conference participants. This conference will draw youth workers from a variety of disciplines and locations throughout the entire state; therefore, all youth/young adult-serving organizations are welcome to apply. Selection of exhibitor displays will be based on relevance to the theme of the conference, Building a Framework for Youth, which refers to the necessary array of services needed for youth/young adults to be successful. Priority will be given to displays that share information regarding evidence-informed/based practices and youth-driven services. For more information, please contact Emily Tofte, emily.tofte@wisconsin.gov.

To apply, download and complete this form, then submit it to:

Emily Tofte
Bureau of Youth Services Manager

Topics include:

  • Youth Justice
  • Prevention and Intervention
  • Employment and Education
  • Housing
  • Independent Living
  • Emerging Trends

Lodging information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Glacier Canyon Lodge through March 31, 2017. To book a room, call 1-800-867-9453 and state you're with the WCWPDS Youth Services Conference 2017 at Glacier Canyon Lodge, Leader #580145. The prevailing state per diem rate of $82 per night is available for a single room. The rate is $99 per night for double, triple, or quad rooms.

Check back for more details as they become available.