CYFAR Professional Development Event

The Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk (CYFAR) Professional Development and Technical Assistance (PDTA) Center hosts a Professional Development Event each year. This event brings CYFAR grantees together to learn about the latest research, evaluation strategies, and program ideas and allows grantees to share best practices and lessons learned.

CYFAR PDE 2024 will be held June 11-12 in Bloomington, Minnesota. 

Join us at CYFAR 2024! This year’s event will offer a multidisciplinary blend of sessions, speakers, and presentations focused on maximizing the success of our CYFAR programs. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to learn from a diverse range of experts who have direct experience and proven success in serving the needs of children, youth, and families at risk. In addition, there will be opportunities for networking and learning from other CYFAR programs, meeting with CYFAR coaches, and speaking with program leadership.

The CYFAR PDTA Center encourages all CYFAR-funded project staff to engage in this opportunity to enhance their professional skills and the overall capacity of their CYFAR project. Project staff across diverse roles, experiences, and professional backgrounds will find this event valuable and relevant in their continued efforts to positively impact the lives of vulnerable children, youth, and families.

After two days of learning with experts and growing professionally, our goal is for you to come away with enhanced knowledge and innovative ideas to create change in your communities.


New Grantee Orientation will be held on June 10.

General Sessions begin at 8 a.m. on June 11, and the event concludes at 3:30 p.m. on June 12.

The detailed agenda can be found on Sched. The password is CYFAR2024.