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April 16th Mini-Conference

Please join us for the APC Mini-Conference.  The Mini-Conference will be held on April 16th from 6:00 PM until 9:30 PM at the Port Chester Girl Scout House, at 64 Parkway Dr., Port Chester, NY 10573.  The event will feature fascinating and dynamic presentations with expert adoption professionals, pertinent for both families preparing to adopt, and those who are already parenting children via adoption.  The evening will also include a light dinner, and time for networking.  Click here to register.  We hope to see you there!

Here is the schedule for the Mini-Conference:

6:00pm – 6:45pm:  Registration and Light Dinner

6:45pm – 7:45pm: Session 1 (choice of 3 workshops)

8:00pm – 9:00pm: Session 2 (choice of 3 workshops)

9:00pm – 9:30pm: Networking and Dessert

The schedule of presentations is as follows: 


A)  Adoption 101

Joy Goldstein, LCSW, ACSW, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Forever Families Through Adoption

Michael Goldstein, Esq., LCSW, Adoption Attorney, Co-Founder of Forever Families Through Adoption

B) In Living Color: Life as a Transracial Family

Susan Myer, MSW, District Supervisor at Adoptions from the Heart

C) Talking to Your Kids and Others About Adoption

Anne Malave, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Author of Dear Anne article in AdopTalk


A) Advertising and Social Media

Jess Mackta, Founder of consulting firm AdoptionEngine, LLC.

Susan Krieger, M.A., Founder, In Addition, Inc.

B) Talking to Birthmothers

Lisa Schuman, LCSW, Director of Mental Health Services at RMAC

C) Adoption and the Schools

Laura Ilowite, MSW, Outreach Manager of the Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin