Event Overview

October 7-8 | Kalahari Resort & Conventions, WI

Children Come First Conference

Shaping a Brighter Future for Children & Families
Experience Wisconsin’s premier event dedicated to children's mental well-being


This year’s theme, “From Surviving to Thriving,” promises to bring together industry leaders, experts, and visionaries to discuss innovative approaches to supporting the mental health needs of children and adolescents.

Attendee Registration

What is the Children Come First Conference?

As one of the largest and longest-running family-driven events in the state, this conference is dedicated to addressing the pressing needs of children and families living with mental and behavioral health issues.

The Children Come First Conference brings together a diverse audience, including parents, caregivers, social workers, educators, school support staff, and various professional service providers from communities throughout the state.

Whether you’re a parent, educator, mental health professional, or community leader, this conference is designed to encourage, inspire, and inform throughout two full days of insightful discussions, groundbreaking ideas, and valuable networking opportunities. You’ll gain access to the latest research, strategies, and tools to better support the children and adolescents in your life and work.

Don’t miss this chance to learn, connect, and grow. Secure your spot today and join a community dedicated to children's mental health. We look forward to welcoming you to the Children Come First Conference!

About Wisconsin Family Ties

Wisconsin Family Ties is dedicated to supporting families with children who have emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges. Serving families across the state of Wisconsin, we provide resources, advocacy, and community connections to ensure every child receives the support they need to thrive.