At a glance

What: Conference: The Changing Face of Adoption 2016

When: Last conference, Tue-Wed, Sep 13-14, 2016. Check back here for 2017 information.

Where: Wilderness Resort, 511 E. Adams St., Wisconsin Dells

Cost: $75

Questions: Contact Maria Vishnevsky at maria.vishnevsky@wisc.edu or 608-262-7318

Program»


Agenda

(Topic and speaker information subject to change)

Tuesday Sep 13: Day 1

8-9am Registration
9-10am Welcome and state updates
10-10:15am Break
10:15am-12:15pm Keynote: Closure
Angela Tucker
12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:45pm The Adopted Life Episode Series
Angela Tucker

Sex Trafficking 101
Eric Underly & Meghan Sluga

Pre-Adoption and Post-Adoption Clinical Services
Kimara Gustafson

Relational Trauma: Definition, Consequences, and Treatment
Dimitri Topitzes

Wisconsin Youth Advisory Council Round Robin
• Children and Youth's Perspective on Permanency
• The Importance of and the Challenge of Birth Family (Including Siblings) in the Lives of Youth
• Foster Parent Role in Peparing a Youth for Independence
• Ways Workers can/should Encourage and Incorporate Youth Voices Regarding Adopting Matching
2:45-3pm Break
3-4:30pm Clinical Considerations for Youth Adopted during School Age and Beyond
Samantha Wilson

Secondary Trauma: What is it and How can it be Prevented
Dimitri Topitzes

When 'Why She Loved You' is No Longer Enough
Bea Evans

Adoption and Guardianship Enhanced Support (AGES) Post-Adoption Resource Grant
Katie Sepnieski, Jonelle Brom

Wisconsin Youth Advisory Council Round Robin
• Children and Youth's Perspective on Permanency
• The Importance of and the Challenge of Birth Family (Including Siblings) in the Lives of Youth
• Foster Parent Role in Peparing a Youth for Independence
• Ways Workers can/should Encourage and Incorporate Youth Voices Regarding Adopting Matching

Wednesday Sept 14: Day 2

7-8am Registration
7:15-8am Breakfast
8-9:30am "Help! He Won’t Stop Eating!": Healing from Hoarding, Sneaking, and Food Preoccupation
Katja Rowell

Wisconsin's Adoption Record Search Program
Jacy Allen Boldebuck

DCF Updates: Changes to Administrative Codes, Prudent Parenting, Like-Kin Subsidized
Lindsay Wood

What Could We Be Missing?
Pat Ann St. Germain
9:30-9:45am Break
9:45-11:15am Beyond Picky Eating: End the Power Struggles and Support Nutrition and Healthy Growth
Katja Rowell

How to Comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act
Tania Cornelius & Stephanie Lozano

Using Mindfulness to Enhance Well-Being
Penelope Dixon

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: An Evidence-Based Intervention for Enhancing Pre and Post Adoptive Relationships
Katelyn Blair, Kate Bennett
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-4:30pm Ethics and Boundaries in a Changing World
Gail Trimberger