Mission Possible Conference 2020

Today’s Family: Rewards & Challenges

Postponed – Nacogdoches, Texas

CONFERENCE UPDATE: March 12, 2020
Today to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Stephen F. Austin State University, our venue for the Mission Possible Conference, announced that “All on-campus events scheduled through April 5 will be canceled or postponed.” 

At this time, we are postponing the Mission Possible Pre-Conference and Conference scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 18.

Once we are able to make plans for a revised conference date, we will let all conference participants know.

Conference Details (will be updated when a new date is selected):

Learn and connect with your peers at MISSION POSSIBLE on Wednesday, March 18 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFASU campus in Nacogdoches, TX. This conference will apply to offer 6.5 contact hours for counselors, social workers, LMFTs, and activity professionals. Nurses will receive 5.4 hours. A 3-hour workshop on Texas Ethics for LPCs, LMFTs and social workers will be offered.

Educator CEs are not pre-approved, contact your school district curriculum and instruction office for potential CE approval (i.e. Nacogdoches ISD has approved CE for their employees who attend).  We can supply our agenda and proof of attendance.

Conference Objectives:

  • Participants will identify strengths in the family unit while exploring family dynamics and diversity.
  • Participants will learn tools to improve family communication to foster connectedness, inclusion, and growth.
  • Participants will explore tips on managing challenging behaviors and conflicts in special populations.

There are five separate learning tracks:

  • Mental Health and Nursing Professionals
  • Youth and Schools
  • Health and Wellness
  • Elderly and Alzheimer’s
  • Consumers and the general public

“Living on the Edge” Poverty Simulation Preconference hosted by Nacogdoches Area United Way
The day prior to the event, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 2-4 p.m., all participants are invited to a pre-conference event held at the First Christian Church. Facilitated by the Junior League of Lufkin the Poverty Simulation (designed by the Missouri Community Action Network) is an interactive immersion experience to sensitize participants to the realities of poverty. Watch this YouTube video to learn more. The event has applied to offer 2.0 hours of continuing education credit.

Conference pre-registration is:
$60 for professionals seeking continuing education hours
$50 for the general public not in need of credit or contact hours
$30 for students and consumers

How to Register:

Early registration is now open and will close on February 28.  Late registrations will be accepted until the event begins with a $5 fee added to those mentioned above.  Included in your conference registration is a continental breakfast and lunch.

Register online with Eventbrite for no additional charge.

Online registration is our preferred method of registration; it streamlines communication, instantly confirms your registration and saves trees! However, if that method does not work for you — paper registration is available by using this form.

Tentative Conference AgendaDownload the tentative conference agenda to view session availability and plan your day at Mission Possible 2020.

See Conference FAQs for information about parking, refunds and special assistance. 

Mission Possible is made possible thanks to the following organizations:

Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor at Mission Possible?
Learn more about sponsorships and exhibitor opportunities here.

For more information call (936) 639-1141 or E-mail Kinnie Reina.