2017 Conference Highlights

2017 CORE 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!​

2017 CORE Board Members

Presentation Files

Michelle Maikoetter, Sr. VP for Residential Services, Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, shared her power point presentation 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.

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

For more information, you may contact her at

The Power of Play – Dr. Danielle Budash

2017 CORE Awards

CORE-Coalition of Residential Excellence

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