2019 Adoption Conference Feature

4th Annual Adoption Conference

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Through the Eyes of Children

Adoption: A Developmental Perspective

An Online Educational Conference

Conference Schedule

  • Monday, April 27: Special Parent Session: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 28: Professional Conference: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

CEU Credits available for Counselors and Social Workers!

Conference Objectives:

Explore the challenges that children and adolescents face by growing up in foster care and/or adoptive families.

Gain an in-depth understanding of what children think and feel about adoption.

Identify the complex feelings and concerns related to birth parents.

Learn how to help youth in foster care transition to adoption and permanency.

Receive practical advice for addressing and talking with children about adoption-related issues including loss and grief, self-esteem, and identity.

Understand the common mental health challenges faced by children and teens who are adopted.

Learn the most effective therapies utilized by C.A.S.E.’s adoption-competent therapists: attachment-focused family therapy, play therapy, sand tray therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and use of creative arts.

Presented by distinguished speaker, Mari Itzkowitz, LCSW.

Download the Conference Flyer!

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This Online Educational Conference will be accessible through Zoom, a free video conferencing application. Details will be emailed.