6:30 PM – New Member Orientation, Pre and Post Support Groups / Networking
7:30 PM – General Meeting: Chapter Business, Welcome New Children, Raffle
8:00 PM – Workshops (Details Below)
Meetings Held at The Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufburry Avenue, Wantagh, NY
PRE- ADOPT WORKSHOP:DOMESTIC INDEPENDENT VS DOMESTIC AGENCY
Guest Speakers: Nina Rumbold, ESQ. and Denise Seidelman ESQ., Adoption Attorneys
Learning the lingo is hard enough, but what does it all mean? Be part of this discussion about the differences between some of the options available for adoption. Discuss the pros and cons of each along with an informative presentation of how the process works.
POST-ADOPT WORKSHOP:THE TEEN YEARS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS:
Guest Speaker: Eva M. Ash, PhD, and Joanna Negro, PhD, Ash Psychological Services, Ltd.
If you have a teen, you need this workshop! The constant challenges of parenting children in those “middle years” will be shared and moderated. Topics will include: ‘Is this normal or an adoption issue’, dealing with identity concerns (especially with adopted children), peer pressure etc. (This is always a lively and fun, tension relieving workshop).
GENERAL WORKSHOP: NAVIGATING THE 32ND ANNUAL APC CONFERENCE
Guest Speaker: Sam Pitkowsky, APC NYC Co-President and Conference Chair
How to make the most of your day at our information packed conference will be shared. Reading the workshop grid, picking the right workshops for your situation, speaking with the exhibitors and making time to network will be reviewed.
Moderated by: Leslie Zindulka, LCSW-R, Adoption Social Worker, Adoptive Parent and APC Board Member.
Come share your challenges and triumphs during your adoption journey in this interactive open topic roundtable discussion group. Get support from others while you wait.