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2017 Residential Excellence Conference

The 2017 CORE Conference was one of our best ever. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches were our hosts at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Florida on September 5-7. Residential care leaders, governing board members, residential care staff, educators and others gathered together to learn about programs and techniques as well as share best practices and network. 


​In addition to useful breakout sessions and inspiring keynote addresses, we once again celebrated staff, students, and supporters whose tireless dedication and steadfast contributions exemplify the essence of residential excellence!  


​Here are some highlights and takeaways from 2017 conference.  We hope to see you at our 2018 Conference!​ (More details to come.)


Presentation Files

Michelle Maikoetter, Sr. VP for Residential Services, Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, shared her power point presentation (PDF) from the CORE Conference at our request. It is her request that the information be used strictly for your eyes only. She respectfully requests that no one use it in making subsequent presentations.


The Role of Neuroscience in Residential Education-minus videos




Lauren Stickland, Director of Training - Whole Life Initiative, provided the resources she referred to in her presentation.


HO 1 Pro Quality of Life


Stress and Burnout Assessment


Organizational Preparedness Assessment


For more information, you may contact her at lstrickland@wholechildinitiative.org



The Power of Play - Dr. Danielle Budash


The Power of Play

2017 CORE Awards

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Promoting - Strengthening - Representing

Coalition of Residential Excellence