Child Wellbeing Project
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Connect. Expect. Reflect: Bringing Adoptive Families Together
6TH Annual Post Adoption Conference

February 27, 2021

9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

You'll enjoy four amazing sessions:
Time: 9:15AM - 10:30AM Denise Goodman, Ph.D., LISW - Parenting from the Trenches
Denise Goodman Description: See your kids in a whole new light! This session offers a toolbox of strategies for parenting children and teens. Topics include developing trust and attachment while helping children learn to manage their own behaviors, build self-esteem, and maintain sanity. The presenter will give special attention to the unique world of teens.

Time: 10:45AM-12:00PM Ed Morales, MPP, LSW, LICSW - Building Bridges: Confronting Bias and Celebrating Transracial and Transcultural Families
Ed Morales Description: In this session, we’ll explore the biological and sociological origins of implicit bias, as well as strategies to understand and confront our own biases. Participants will be invited to practice self-reflection and will leave with a personal action plan to continue this most vital work, so that all can be better allies to families and better champions for our remarkable kids.
Time: 12:45PM-2:00PM Barb Clark- Title: The Big 3: Lying, Stealing & Raging
Ed Morales Description: If you are struggling with your children lying, stealing or raging, then this workshop is for you. We will discuss these behaviors and strategies to deal with them from a parent who learned the hard way- by doing it wrong for years.
Finally, You Don't Want to Miss Our Amazing Panel Discussion!
Presenting from 2:15 - 3:30 - Connecting Across the Constellation Meeting the needs of our children demands that they understand who they are and from where they come.
In this session, young adult, birth parent, and adoptive parent share strategies and values that support ongoing connection with birth family over the course of a lifetime.
If you have questions or need additional information please contact
Debra Katz at 828-695-6908 or