November 3th, 2018 Delaware and Otsego Parent Support Group Meeting Training; Circle of Trauma, held at the Delhi Public Safety Building located at 280 Phoebe Lane, Delhi, NY
Thursday, October 25th, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at SILO located at 755 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville
Monday, November, 19th 2018 at 6PM | Meeting topic: Holiday Stress: Theirs and Ours | Suffern Free Library
| 210 Lafayette Avenue in Suffern
Saturday, December 15th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Kids Need More, 600 Albany Avenue, Amityville
Monday, November 29th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Kids Need More, 600 Albany Avenue, Amityville
Saturdays, 10/20, 11/3* and 12/15 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church located at, 66 Chestnut St, Oneonta, NY
Wednesdays 10/10, 11/7 and 12/5/18 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Parents meet at: Darmstadt Shelter, 40 Thomas Street, Kingston
Teens meet at: 17 Railroad Avenue, Studio 206, Kingston
Advisory Committee email@example.com Dwindell is currently the Program Manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County. My 3 siblings were removed from our biological parents at 7 years old […]
Wednesday, November 7th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at Adelphi University Hauppauge Education and Conference Center located at 55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Thursday, 11/15 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Higher Hope Church, 356 Maple Street, Big Flats, NY
Saturday, 10/27 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, 302 West Buffalo Street, Ithaca
Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 PM on 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, and 11/26 at Dutchess County Community College on South 31 Marshall Road, Wappingers Falls, NY
AGAPE Hudson Valley Director firstname.lastname@example.org | 845-679-9900 X1013 Ali Palmatier has worked in the child mental health field for 15 years. Her professional experience, especially at the Astor Services for Children & […]
Saturdays from 2:30 to 5:30 PM on 10/13, 10/20, 11/3 and 11/10 at Catherine & Count Basie Middle School 72 at 133-25 Guy Brewer Blvd, Jamaica
Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 and 11/10 at the Kids Need More offices at 600 Albany Avenue, Amityville, New York
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Saturday, November 17th, 2018 from 10AM to 12PM at the Howland Library at 313 Main Street, Beacon
Now meeting on the following dates: 10/12, 12/13 from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Just Be Cause Not-For-Profit Development Center located at 1013 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850
Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM on 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13 and 10/20 at the Higher Hope Church on 356 Maple Street, Big Flats, NY.
Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 PM on 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20 and 11/27 at the First Baptist Church of Whitney Point at 2938 US Hwy 11, Whitney Point, NY
Saturday September 22, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 3 1/2 E Main St, Canton, NY 13617
Monday, September 17 at 6pm at the Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY
Saturday, September 15th from 12 to 2 PM at Camp Earth Connection at 63 Hammond Hill Rd, Freeville
Wednesday, September 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Beverly J Martin Elementary School, 302 West Buffalo St, Ithaca
September 22, 2018 from 3 to 5 PM at the First United Methodist Church located at, 66 Chestnut St, Oneonta, NY
Mondays on 10/15, 11/19, and 12/17 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, 302 West Buffalo St, Ithaca
Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 4 to 6 PM at the Old Dutch Church on 272 Wall Street, Kingston
Wednesdays 10/3, 11/7 and 12/5 from 6:30 to 8 PM
Held at the Beverly J Martin Elementary at 302 West Buffalo St, Ithaca NY 14850
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 4 to 6 PM at the The Wullschleger Educational Building on 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz
Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 10AM to 12PM at the Thrall Library 11-19 Depot Street, Middletown, New York
New York State Foster Care Rate Info
Advisory Committee email@example.com Beginning as a foster care caseworker in 1989, Susan has spent nearly 30 years in the field and successfully conceived of and implemented system and organizational reforms. […]
Financial and Administrative Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org | 646-688-4321 X1024 Prior to joining the Coalition team, Alyssa was the Office Manager at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center in Kingston. Alyssa loves working […]
AGAPE Southern Tier-Finger Lakes Family Support Specialist email@example.com | 607-272-0034 X1016 Mandy was adopted from Seoul, Korea at 5 months old and grew up in Ithaca, NY. She was painfully shy as a […]
Become a Foster Parent
Online Directory of Foster Care and Adoption Agencies and Services in New York State
In general, the fight for Adoptee Rights in New York, and in many states around the country, centers on legislation to restore adult access to their original birth […]
Children and adults prenatally exposed to alcohol show disabilities in social and adaptive function that persists throughout their life. This New York City Conference Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders held on […]
MSW Intern; Columbia University
MSW Intern; Adephi University firstname.lastname@example.org | 845-679-9900 Michelle is an MSW intern from Adelphi University completing her second-year placement. She completed her first-year placement working with adults with a mental […]
Throughout the year, the Coalition will host events and trainings throughout the state. Currently, registration is open for: Parents of Adopted Teens and Adopted Teens Support Group DATE: Thursdays; 9/13 […]
Who Do You Think You Are? took a look at the intersection of family, identity and culture which is central to adoption, foster care and kinship care. Featuring Dr. Ruth McRoy, Kim Stevens, Susan Harris O’Connor, Andrew Solomon, Jelani Freeman and The Good Adoptee!
Get help now; fill out the online referral form below. Agencies and organizations can refer families to the program or families can request assistance themselves. The AGAPE referral form can […]
Through a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, youth in foster care who are part of the CUNY Start-ASAP Initiative are eligible for enhanced services and financial support including CUNY application fee waiver, tuition assistance, and other financial supports.
One of their most frequent complaints in adoption is the inability to find mental health care and ancillary service professionals who are adoption-competent – that is, who understand the unique issues associated with adoption.
Changing Landscape, the 2016 New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference presented by the Coalition focused on emerging trends and recent legislation that will transform the practice of foster care and adoption in the coming decade.
Many of these scholarships cover tuition cost, living expenses, care packages, and online mentorship. These scholarships are available to first-time college students and adoptees that are currently enrolled in college. Please read the guidelines to each scholarship for details.
The Fostering A Future Scholarship, sponsored by Children’s Action Network and The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, is a national scholarship program designed to provide youth who were adopted from foster care at or after the age of 13 with financial assistance in pursuing a college, vocational, or technical education.
The 14 Special Education Parent Centers provide special education information; referrals, individual evaluations, individualized program development, and transition planning and resources.
This manual is designed to support foster care and health services staff in focusing attention on the critical issue of adequate, timely health services for children in foster care.
Children in foster care and those available for adoption–either domestically or internationally– have suffered the loss of their original parents. It is also likely that they have suffered many other hardships and traumas.
The AFCTN’s mission is to enhance the training of attachment-focused, adoption and foster care specialized mental health professionals, so that EVERY adoptive, birth, and foster care parent can easily access and receive the services they need for themselves and for their child to support a thriving, nurturing, forever family.
C.A.S.E. increases awareness of the deep need for adoption competency in mental health services because our families deserve to have access to effective, sensitive and expert care.
A therapist who is adoption competent has completed accredited training in trauma-based adoption issues. They should not be using the old Reactive Attachment Disorder diagnosis.
Thank you for attending our 2017 Foster Care and Adoption Conference. While most of the attendees did fill out the post conference evaluation, we would love to know more details […]
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by Joyce Maguire Pavao
by Anne Heffron
African American students may be eligible for federal, state, and privately funded education through need and merit based grants for post-secondary education, including those specific to women, men, or for students pursuing a specific field of study, such as engineering or science.
Uniting Families, the Coalition’s 26th annual conference, was focused on Coalition and State programs and initiatives to unite families of all kinds to work together in order to ensure a permanent loving family for every child.
A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island
by Regina Calcaterra
Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids – A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky
Writing Adoption From a Place of Empowerment and Peace
by Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, Julie Stromberg, Karen Pickell and Jennifer Anastasi
A Memoir and Five Birth Mother Stories of Closed Adoption
by Patricia Florin
by Mary Anna King