Nurturing the Whole Family: A Conference for Adoptive, Foster and Kinship Families

Posted by on October 7, 2005

A Conference for Adoptive, Foster and Kinship Families

This is a one-day conference that features opportunities for parents and professionals to discuss the challenges and joys of foster, adoptive and kinship parenting.

The conference will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2005, from 9am to 5pm at the Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 West Lehigh Avenue, in Philadelhpia. Ample free parking is available.

The fee for participation is $15 per person if paid before October 24th; after that, the fee is $20. Continental breakfast, lunch and materials are covered by the fee. Chilcare is available for children 5-16 on a first-come, first served basis.

In addition to a panel featuring adoptees speaking of their experiences, workshops include:

Parenting in the Trenches
Subsidized Permanent Legal Custodianship
Transracial Parenting
Understanding the Evaluation and IEP Process
How to Access Behavioral Health Services
Strengthening and Preserving Kinship Family Ties
Dealing with Allegations
Building Resilience and Attachment in Children and Families
Recognizing and Preventing Foster Parent Burnout
Why Alligators Eat Their Young (Parenting Adolescents)
Issues in International Adoption

To register, send the registration fee and the information listed below to:

Together as Adoptive Parents, Inc.
478 Moyer Road
Harleysville, PA 19438-2302

Provide your name, address, home phone, work phone, and email address. Also please indicate if you are an adoptive parent, a prospective adoptive parent, a foster parent, a kinship care provider, or a professional. Note also if you need childcare and if so, the ages of the children.

For more information, email or call 215-269-0669.

This conference is supported by funding provided by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services and the Delaware Valley Adoption Council.

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