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CYFSOC Conference FAQ

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions for the CYF-SOC Conference.

General Information

Where can I find out more about the CYF-SOC Conference 2021?
You can find more information about our CYF-SOC Conference, Youth Substance Use: Risk, Resilience, Reconnection, on its main page here

Where will the Conference be held? 
Due to the continued need for caution stemming from COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 CYFSOC conference will be a complete virtual event. Our virtual conference will offer many of the same components you’ve come to love at our in-person conference! You will have access to numerous learning and networking opportunities through interactive keynote presentations, panel discussions and digital resource fair booths.

What is the schedule for the Conference? 
The conference begins with virtual check-in between 8:00 am – 8:30 am. Programming will begin promptly at 8:30 am. There will be a mid-morning 15 minute break, an hour for lunch, and another 15 minute break in the mid-afternoon. The conference will end at 4:30 pm.

Registered conference participants will have full access to the recorded conference sessions for up to thirty (30) days following the day of the conference.

What is the refund policy? 

Refunds will be issued for registrations cancelled prior to May 20, 2021. If you wish for someone else to go in your place, please either update your registration or contact us with the name of the person cancelling and the information for the new attendee, no later than May 20, 2021. Click to read our privacy policy. 


When does registration open for the Conference?
Registration for the 2021 CYF-SOC Conference, Youth Substance Use: Risk, Resilience, Reconnection opens on March 4, 2021.

How do I register for the Conference?
To register for the Conference, go to our event page on Eventbrite here. You can also go to Eventbrite.com and search for the Youth Substance Use Conference in San Diego.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact RIHS with any questions at: RIHS@sdsu.edu or 619-594-0923

Continuing Education Credits

What happens if I am late?
The Academy for Professional Excellence’s Continuing Education (CE) provider agreement stipulates that participants cannot receive CEs if they miss more than 15 minutes of a CE approved event. However, your ticket is still valid and you are welcome to join the conference and participate. Visit our website here for more information on our CE policies.

When will I be able to get my CEs?
CE certificates are available for download on the RIHS Learning Management System (LMS) one week after the conference.

I attended the Conference, but it’s not letting me get my CEs. Why won’t I get CEs?
Attendees who miss more than 15 minutes of any portion of an in-person event are not eligible to receive CEs. Attendees must also sign in, sign out, and complete an evaluation to be eligible to receive CEs.

Please see our Continuing Education section for more information.

Sponsorship Applications

How can I apply for the CYF-SOC Conference Scholarship?
Fill out and submit the CYF-SOC Conference Scholarship form here to apply.

Who can apply for the CYF-SOC Conference Scholarship?
CYF-SOC Conference Scholarship Applications are open to Family Partners, Parent Partners, or Youth Partners.

What are important Scholarship application dates? 
The application process closes April 27, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be contacted by May 7, 2021.

When will I know if I am a Scholarship recipient? 
Calls will be made to Scholarship recipients the week of May 10, 2021. All Scholarship applicants will receive an email from one of our CYF-SOC Scholarship Coordinators.

How can I check on the status of my Scholarship application? 
You can check on your Scholarship application status by calling or emailing RIHS at RIHS@sdsu.edu or 619-594-0923.

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