ACResolution Magazine is published by the
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It is wonderful to receive another
issue of ACResolution so quickly after
the expanded issue on restorative
practice. I hope you had an opportunity to read the many captivating articles
in that issue. ACResolution typically
offers a great opportunity to immerse
ourselves in a specific context within
a single issue. This gives us the chance
to increase our awareness or depth
of knowledge on a specific topic area.
This issue breaks from that norm and
provides a variety of topical articles all
strung together by the authors’ participation in the New Voices presentations that took place during the 2016
annual conference. Susan Terry and
Richard Barbieri provide more detail
in the letter from the editor regarding
the breadth of articles you will enjoy in
Speaking of the annual conference,
this is optimal timing for inviting you
to the 2017 annual conference in
Dallas, TX. We will convene October
11th to 14th for four days of the sort
of engaging activities you have come
to trust from us as educational and
vital to your professional growth.
The theme this year is Professional-
ize your Passion. Our aim is to inspire
dialogue and debate around the
many intersecting topics related to
the passion we bring to our work
and our ongoing efforts to further
professionalize our fields. The theme
inspired many of the workshops in
the program, but conference pro-
gramming will cover all 14 context-
specific sections of ACR. We will begin
the conference on Wednesday with
many full-day sessions included in
your conference registration. Please
visit the conference website at www.
acrannualconference.org for more
information, to register, and to learn
about sponsorship opportunities.
We still have a few months until
we meet in Dallas, but that does not
mean you can’t engage with your
ACR colleagues until then. Please
be on the lookout for our upcoming
webinars. We are actively expanding
these offerings across the various
ACR sections, chapters, and networks.
We are also developing new channels to allow our members to share
their knowledge, both practical and
research based, via publication opportunities and community forums.
Stay tuned for more information on
For now, enjoy this issue of
ACResolution. My thanks goes out to
our General Editor Richard Barbieri
for pulling together another great
issue. I also want to send along a very
special thanks to Susan Terry as guest
editor and the mastermind behind the
New Voices initiative.