Adoptive Parents Committee Mini-Conference

The annual APC Mini-Conference, sponsored by the Hudson Valley/Connecticut Chapter, will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Betty Taubert Girl Scout House, at 37 Wayside Lane, Scarsdale, NYClick here to register.

Our Mini-Conference committee has been hard at work creating a fascinating and educational schedule of talks given by adoption professionals and experts, perfect for both pre- and post-adopt families. 

See below for the final schedule and list of presenters and topics:

  • 6:00 - 6:45 - Registration and Dinner

  • 6:45 - 7:45 - Session 1 (Choice of three workshops)

  • 7:45 - 8:00 - Break

  • 8:00 - 9:00 - Session 2 (Choice of three workshops)

  • 9:00 - 9:30 - Dessert & Networking

Session 1:

  1. Foster Care Adoption - Lisa Goldberg, Esq.

  2. Understanding the Psychology of the Adopted Person, Everyday Tips for Adoptive Parents - Chris Deeg, Ph.D.; Northstar Consulting Associates

  3. Positive Adoption Language - Connie Hack, LCSW

Session 2:

  1. Surviving the Wait - Michael Goldstein, LCSW, Esq. & Joy Goldstein, LCSW; Forever Families Through Adoption

  2. Speaking About and Responding to Comments about Adoption - Carolyn Berger, LCSW

  3. Adoption in the Media - Zach Fried; Adoption Star

As you can see there is something for everyone!  It's going to be a wonderful evening of learning.  Click here to register.

We can’t wait to see you there!