October 17, 2015 Long Island General Meeting

Meeting Location:  Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Avenue, Wantagh, NY

6:30 PM - New Member Orientation; Pre and Post Support Groups/Networking

7:15 PM - General Meeting:  Chapter Business, Welcome New Children, Raffle

8:00 PM - Workshops

WORKSHOP TOPICS:

Pre-Adopt: Is This Situation Right For Me?

Guest Speaker: Jeanine Castagna, Esq. Adoption Attorney

Red flags are warnings that you should use caution in an adopton situation. This workshop will provide important information whether you are beginning or in the process of advertising.  The discussion will address the red flags that might suggest an underlying problem for which adoptive parents must stay alert, as well as issues that might concern prospective parents.  We will also touch on how to best network, multimedia advertising and speaking with birthparents.

Post-Adopt:  What are the Unique Developmetal Challenges When Adopting a Child?

Guest Speaker: Adam Holstein, P.D., L.P. Behavior Therapist and Psychoanalyst

The focus of this special workshop will be the social emotional challenges your school-aged child may experence when having  learning and/or developmental delays.  Find out what resources are available, and how best to help your child learn to express their needs while reducing acting out behavior.   Bring our questions.

Pre and Post Chat Room:

If the other workshops offered don't apply to you, please come and talk with others in this informative chat-room discussion.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

October 25, 2015 - Family Day at White Post Farms

November 22, 2015 - 35th Annual Adoption Conference at St. Francis College, Brooklyn

December 12, 2015 - Kid's Workshop (2 - 6 PM)

January 9, 2016 - General Meeting

February 6, 2016 - Success Stories Night

March 12, 2016 - General Meeting

April 2, 2016 - General Meeting

May 14, 2016 - General Meeting

June 11, 2016 - Candle Lighting