17th Annual TCOM Conference – Call for Proposals

Getting a Leg Up On TCOM

Call for Proposals: download here

Deadline For Submission: Monday, March 15, 2021 has been extended until Wednesday, March 31, 2021

We are excited to have our 2021 TCOM Conference at the headquarters for the TCOM team – Lexington, Kentucky! We have been shown gracious southern hospitality since we moved to the Bluegrass state in 2019, and have felt welcomed by colleagues at the University of Kentucky.

The continued global pandemic has highlighted–and in many ways, expanded–the racial and socioeconomic disparities in our communities and institutions. The world feels divided on many issues, yet the TCOM desire to create a shared vision remains the same. That shared vision cannot happen unless we are committed to providing opportunities for learning and collaborating across healthcare, child welfare, behavioral health and other complex systems.

TCOM Conferences and the larger world-wide TCOM Collaborative has provided a platform for innovative thinking & sharing across all systems. Over the decades there has amassed huge amounts of information on systems of care. The challenge has always been that data often gets siloed, where it is not shared for the betterment of service-delivery. TCOM Conferences have led the charge in breaking down siloes in order for ‘thought-leaders’ to successfully & creatively achieve implementations, as well as continuous quality improvement measures. It is through this collective gatherings which has affirmed that we need each other in order to serve youth & families in equitable and transformative ways. We hope you’ll join us.

All members of the international TCOM collaborative are invited to submit proposals to share your work.

“This year’s theme is ‘Getting a Leg Up On TCOM’ which directly connects to the locale of the conference, Lexington Kentucky. Kentucky’s rich history of hosting the Kentucky Derby dates back to 1875. The theme also directly connects with TCOM’s goal of assisting others with support, assistance and a helping hand. The phrase ‘Getting a Leg Up’ can aptly be applied to each attendee and our role as ‘professional helpers.’ Whether you are a direct care worker, an agency/organization administrator, a county/state director or a family member attending the conference will expand your knowledge of TCOM and how to apply TCOM in these roles.” – Ken McGill, 2021 Conference Chairperson

17th Annual TCOM Conference

Theme: Getting a Leg Up On TCOM

Conference date: October 6-8, 2021

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Due date for Proposals: March 15, 2021 has been extended until Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Contact email:

Call for Proposals Form: Call for Proposals – TCOM 2021 Download

For topic suggestions, please click here: TCOM Conference 2021 – Content Areas and Topics

For more information and inquiries, please contact:
Diamond Darling @

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