Successful 2011 National Conference

Thank you to all who made the 2011 CORE National Conference a success! Hosted by Milton Hershey School, March 16-18 in Hershey, PA, the only national gathering of residential education practitioners was an informative and inspiring event.

The conference featured keynote speaker Carol Emig of Child Trends, educational presentations by both Michelle Seliner of S.A.F.E.Alternatives and Craig LeCadre of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, professional practices workshops, a campus tour of Milton Hershey School, networking opportunities, and a fun evening reception honoring National Residential Education Award winners, and our Founder and Executive Director Heidi Goldsmith.

We look forward to having you join us next year in Dallas, Texas for the the 2012 CORE National Conference — exact location and dates to be determined!

John Bellini, Director of Residential Education at Hillcrest Family Services, accepts their CAREStandards certification award on behalf of Hillcrest, with Board Persident Moe Dozier and Board Secretary Don Forrester.

Mike Tyrell and Mary Jane Alexander of St. Joseph's Indian School presenting a traditional quilt as a departing gift to CORE's Founder and Executive Director, Heidi Goldsmith.

Robert Farris, Executive VP of the Palmer Home for Children with CORE Founder and Executive Director, Heidi Goldsmith.

Founder and Exec. Director, Heidi Goldsmith, with Dennis Moore, the recipient of the Residential Educator of the Year award and his family.