Wrapping up #TCOM2017

November 2017 Update: Presentations from the conference are now available here!


Thank you to those who attended the 13th annual TCOM Conference. It was another great year and YOU are the biggest part of what made this conference a success!

Make sure to fill out your post conference surveys. Your feedback will be used to help plan next year’s conference!

General Conference Survey: https://redcap.uchicago.edu/surveys/?s=T4KPN3TKCL
Individual Session Surveys (repeat to reflect all sessions): https://redcap.uchicago.edu/surveys/?s=WAJRWJNXTM 

All conferences have key note speakers, a variety of presentations, and even good food J, but what makes the TCOM Conference stand out and why should YOU attend again next year? To begin to answer this question, let’s take a look at this year’s conference!

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Our conference attendees came from 31 states/provinces in the United States and Canada. For 306 members of the TCOM Collaborative, San Antonio was home from October 4-6, 2017. From clinicians and psychologists to administrators and program directors, all had the opportunity to listen and engage in a variety of presentations, network with colleagues and friends, and enjoy what the city has to offer. Most notable about this year was the extent of collaboration happening between individuals of various agencies. We had joint sessions and panel discussions that shined a light to various TCOM Implementations and how the theory of Communimetrics is being applied and practiced. These sessions included a collaboration between Casey Family Programs and Northern Rivers and a panel presentation with individuals from Seneca Family of Agencies, Magellan Healthcare, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and IU School of Social Work. We also held an evening meeting for the Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA).

Our 66 different presentations began with a record number of attendees for our pre-conference session on Guerilla Reporting and ended with the C12 Certified Trainer Wrap-Up. If you missed any of the presentations offered or were not able to attend, we will be re-posting the conference program with links to the slides. Stay tuned in a couple of weeks for an update to this blog post with all presentations attached!

Congratulations again to this year’s TCOM Champion Award Winners.

  • Nathaniel Israel for his passionate, creative, and enduring commitment to developing and implementing strategies to engage and help children and families.
  • Tim Kelly for his strong commitment to using information about children and families to support ongoing system improvement.
  • Seneca Family of Agencies for their enduring organizational commitment to improving care of children and families through the use of TCOM principles.
  • Barbara Dunn for her longstanding and deep commitment to collaborative efforts to improve the lives of others through the use of common assessment strategies and the resulting data.
  • Julie Bourne and Eileen Chappelle for their instrumental support in the development of the Harris County Prevention CANS.

As the TCOM Collaborative grows, we depend on your support to host the conference. Thank you to all of our sponsors this year!


Last but not least, don’t forget to save the date for the 14th annual TCOM Conference. Have thoughts or suggestions? Join the planning team! Email Katie Sun, ksun@chapinhall.org, with any questions. We hope to see you there!



2 Comments on “Wrapping up #TCOM2017

  1. I’m looking for the conference presentation materials but not finding them. Where are they posted?

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