SVN 2020 Annual Conference

"Chart Your Course"

May 20-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency
Newport Beach, CA

Overnight Rooms will be only $160/night

Make an early Reservation HERE


Upon Confirmation Receipt, you will see regular hotel concession rates. You WILL NOT be charged full Resort Fee and overnight Self-Parking.

Please note upon check out your resort fee will be $10 and self-parking will be reduced to $10 per car, per day

    As we set our bearings for the beautiful Harbors of Newport Beach for the SVN Annual Conference, we will strive for:

  • Compassion for the families we serve and for those doing the work
  • Connection for Families needing Resources and for Providers to Network and Learn
  • Collaboration to help families reach their goal and help providers improve our outcomes

Register HERE

Check out our NEW Annual Conference schedule HERE

Get a Room Before they are Gone!

May 20-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency
Newport Beach, CA

Rooms will be $160/night

We are expecting a sellout, make your plans now

Make an early Reservation HERE


Plenary Speakers

Dr. Daniel Siegal

is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities. Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both the professional and lay audiences. His five New York Times bestsellers are: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Developing Mind, The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, and also with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. - The Yes Brain and The Power of Showing Up (released January 2020). Dr. Siegel also serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over seventy textbooks.

Learn more about Dr. Siegal's work HERE

Ana Estevez

was involved in a "contentious" divorce in April 2016, trying to protect her son Piqui due to threats made by her ex-husband. She begged the court for supervised visits. All of her requests were denied. Piqui, her son, subsequently was brutally murdered by his father. Ever since, from DC to Sacramento, Ana has triumphantly spread awareness about child safety and the need for systemic changes in family court and child protective services. In 2019, Ana received the prestigious California Woman of the Year Award! She has appeared on the Dr. Phil show and Good Day LA to continue her mission. In 2018, the California Legislature has passed a resolution, "Piqui's Resolution", aimed at changing child custody laws and family court procedures to better protect children caught up in cross-hairs of a volatile custody battles.

Read More about her story HERE

Corey Best

Corey B. Best is first, a dedicated father. He is originally from Washington, DC and currently calls Florida home. This is where Corey began his transformation into adaptive leadership training, community organizing, authentic family engagement, race equity, primary prevention and highlighting "good enough parenting" for those impacted by the child welfare system.

Mr. Best is commonly known as leader and skilled facilitator that brings his professional experiences to life by activating group thinking and guiding sustainable child welfare system advancements. His innovative style and approach led him to receiving the 2016 Casey Family Programs Excellence for Children's Award. Most recently, he has helped to spearhead an authentic family engagement pilot through the lens of race equity. This work has allowed Corey to take leadership the next level. His perspective is that a leader must have a set a values and behaviors that embrace differences, shared power and social contribution to see lasting changes within our communities.

Corey is Certified in the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Fund's Bringing the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work. In addition to several speaking and technical assistance opportunities, he proudly serves as an active member Board member with Alia. His role has also morphed into a Professional Guide for the Alia Innovation Cohort. In short, Corey's mission is to positively impact the lives of children, families and communities through safe and racially equitable relationships.


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