Kids Are Worth It!® Conference

The Kids Are Worth It!® Conference is Kentucky’s premier educational event designed to meet the continuing education, networking, and programmatic needs of diverse professionals who contribute professionally or personally to the safety, well-being and permanency of Kentucky’s children.

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of moving upstream to prevent child maltreatment before it ever occurs!  The 25th Annual Kids Are Worth It!® Conference will take place virtually, August 31st – September 30th.  View our schedule of events below and mark your calendar because this is an event you do not want to miss. Kicking off the event during our first keynote session is New York Times bestselling author, Dan Heath. Dan’s new book Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen was an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller, and it was included on “best books” lists from Apple, Amazon, the Financial Times. We are offering a minimum of 14 workshops, three keynote sessions and the opportunity to network with exhibitors. This is the same Kids Are Worth It!® Conference you have come to know and love, just from the comfort of your own home or office!  Join us as we delve into a variety of hot topics such as racial inequity, learn from national experts on child trafficking, supporting youth to prevent suicide, electronic crimes against children, building resilient families, self-care, secondary trauma and more! We look forward to seeing you on screen throughout the month of September.

The first 100 individuals to register for the full conference will receive Dan Health’s book, Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen. There will be opportunities for free t-shirts and much more! Gain access to the full conference for only $100. PCAK Partners in Prevention (prior to May, 2021) will receive a special partner rate of $75. Contact for groups rates. 

Click here to register online!

Mark your calendars today! See below for a schedule of events.

Thanks to funding from the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board, scholarships are made available to recipients who work in fields surrounding the prevention, investigation, intervention, or prosecution of child sexual abuse. If that describes you, please submit this form to apply for a free conference scholarship. Submission of this form does not ensure registration. Scholarships are provided on a first come first serve basis and take geography, professional diversity and past conference attendance into consideration.

Have young children in your care while trying to participate in the conference virtually?

Click the above photo for ideas, including storytime with First Lady Britainy Beshear!

Interested in promoting your organization, resources or products to over 450 individuals?

We have several opportunities including sponsorship, exhibits, or ads in the Conference Brochure. Please contact Brandy Britton to discuss your involvement in the virtual 2021 Kids are Worth It!® Conference at

Thank you to our sponsors!


**Kids Are Worth It! Conference Cancellation Policy: 

2021 Kids Are Worth It! (R) Conference Cancellation Policy: Conference registration may be cancelled by submitting a request in writing by August 27, 2021. Written requests may be submitted by emailing Refunds, minus a processing fee totaling 12% of your invoice total will be issued ONLY for written cancellations received by August, 27 2021.
*Telephone and verbal cancellations will not be accepted.
*PCAK is not responsible for cancellation requests not received.
In lieu of canceling, you may transfer your registration to another person without penalty. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing of any approved refunds. PCAK shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event this conference is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. Please note that while speakers and topics were confirmed at the time of publishing, circumstances beyond the control of the organizers may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. As such, PCAK reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or topics if necessary. Any substitutions or alterations will be updated on our web page as soon as possible.

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