Sessions in detail

Tuesday Sep 12: Day 1

8-9am Registration and breakfast (provided)
9-9:30am Welcome and state updates
9:30-10:45am

“Hearing from Adult Adoptees”
Betty Qualheim, Matt Franson, Tonya Hughes

10:45-11am Break
11am-12:15pm Breakout session 1

“Audrey and Gracie: Chinese Identical Twins Separated as Infants”
Jennifer Doering

 

“Through the AGES”
Katie Sepnieski, Jonelle Brom

 

“Assisting Families with Special Education”
Tim Borud materials 1» materials 2» materials 3»

 

“Adoptee Voices”
Betty Qualheim, Matt Franson, Tonya Hughes

12:15-1:15pm Lunch (provided)
1:15-2:30pm Breakout session 2

“Title TBA”
Robert O’Connor

More information coming soon!

 

“Trauma Informed Yoga”
Misty Hommerding materials»

 

“Trauma-Informed Parents and the Agencies that Support Them: Exploring NCTSN’s Foster Parent Curriculum as a Resource to Build Foster Parent Capacity”
Samantha Wilson materials 1» materials 2» materials 3»

 

“Infant Mental Health: Establishing a Foundation of Strong Mental Health through Relationships”
Carrie Finkbiner materials»

2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-4pm Keynote

“Title TBA”
Robert O’Connor

More information coming soon!


Wednesday Sept 13: Day 2

8-9am Breakfast (provided)
9-10:15am Keynote

“The Journey In and Out of Trauma”
Marissa Ghavami materials 1» materials 2»

10:15-10:30am Break
10:30-11:45am Breakout session 3

“Wisconsin’s Adoption Record Search Program”
Jacy Allen-Boldebuck

 

“Trauma Bonding Using Real Life Examples”
Marissa Ghavami materials 1» materials 2»

 

“Policies and Practices for Addressing Sex Trafficking of Youth”
Joy Ippolito

 

“Language Development: When it Doesn't Feel Easy”
Angela Schoenwald, Melanie Yang materials 1» materials 2» materials 3»

11:45am-1:15pm Lunch (provided) and PARCS Presentation
1:15-2:30pm Closing panel

More information coming soon!