About Children Come First

The 31st annual Children Come First Conference is for those caring for, working with, or concerned with the well being of children and young adults with social, emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges. Each year, this conference brings together professionals, educators, and families, with national experts in the field of children's mental health.

  • Learn stratagies and practices to apply in your daily life

  • Connect with leading professionals and resources

  • Locate resources that you can use in your organization, community, and at home


The theme of the 31st Annual Children Come First Conference is What The World Needs Now.  

2020 Conference Schedule & Information
November 9, 2020, 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m., CST

Two live national keynote speakers and 15 individual speakers with breakout sessions.

Our new exciting, cutting edge virtual platform will also include interactive Q & A's, a friendly helpdesk, networking, resources, and vendor exhibits throughout the event.

Registration $110

Exhibitor Registration $200


8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. -      "Doors" open/visit virtual exhibit hall

8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m. -      Welcome and opening remarks

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. -     Keynote 1

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. -   Break

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. -   Session A

11:45 a.m.-12:30 a.m. -   Break

12:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. -     Session B

1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. -       Break

1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. -       Session C

2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. -       Break

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. -       Keynote 2

4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. -       Closing remarks

From a CCF 2018 attendee: “This conference was an awesome experience. The number of workshops that interested me was high and I appreciated hearing from the students that were able to attend the conference. The keynote speakers were interesting and the exhibitors were friendly.”

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