MEETING LOCATION: Church of St. Jude; 3606 Lufberry Avenue; Wantagh, NY
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
PRE-ADOPT: A comprehensive Approach to Adoption Advertising
Guest Speaker: Joseph Driscoll - Co-Founder of First Steps Advertising & Adoptive Parent
With all of the advertising choices facing potential adoptive parents, where do you go? Learn to balance traditional media outlets, with today's digital marketplace to reach the broadest audience, while maximizing the impact of your advertising dollars.
POST-ADOPT: Talking About Adoption Through The Lifespan
Guest Speaker: Maris Blechner, M.Ed, LCSW
This workshop will discuss the various issues that affect the adopted child throughout the lifespan. It will also touch on how to talk to young children about their adoption story, deal with adolescent identity issues and other delicate situations. Bring your questions.
PRE AND POST SUPPORT, NETWORKING AND SUCCESS STORIES
If the other workshops offered don't apply to you, please come and talk with others in your situation.
WE WILL BE COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR LITTLE FLOWER CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES (backpacks, notebooks, folders, binders, looseleaf, pencils, pens, markers, crayons, etc; or Gift Cards: Target, Walmart, Staples, Office Max, etc).