Listen to Parent Group Calls

You can listen to recordings of previous AFFCNY parent group conference calls by dialing 712-432-1590, entering the Access code (445277#),  and the reference number for the call you want to listen to.  (see chronological list below). AFFCNY Parent Group Conference Call Recordings

  •  January 2013: School Stability for Children in Foster Care – Kai-lin Hsu, Esq., The Kathryn A. McDonald Education Advocacy Pro Advocacy Project. Legal Aid Society, Reference Code: 19
  • October 2012: Update On AFFCNY Lawsuit re: Foster Boarding Home Rates – Leah Ramos, Esq, Morrison & Foerster LLP.  Reference code 18.
  • September 2012: Low Cost, Sure to Please Events and Training for Your Parent Group – Karen Kelley, Hillside Children’s Center. Reference code 17.
  • June 2012: Making Kinship Placements Work for Kids and Families – Gerard Wallace, New York State Kinship Navigator.  Reference code 16.
  • April 2012: The importance of Partnerships between Birth and Foster Parents – Sabra Jackson, Parent Advocate, Child Welfare Organizing Project.  Reference code 15.
  • March 2012: Post Adoption Services, What’s happening in New York State?Marie Dolfi, AFFCNY Western Vice President; and Patricia Bryant, New York State OCFS. Reference code 14.
  • January 2012: Developing and Hosting a Parent Group Sponsored Conference – Elvira Northington, President, Erie County Foster and Adoptive Parent Advisory Board. Reference code 13.
  • November 2011: Trauma Informed Parenting – Sue Badeau, National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  Reference Code 12. You may contact Sue with any questions after listening to the call at
  • October 2011: Preventing and Surviving Allegations of Maltreatment. Don Bowersox, Deputy Commissioner, Broome County Dept. of Social Services. Reference Code: 11
  • September 2011:  Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Deb Fox, New York Dept. of Health.  Reference Code: 10
  • July 2011: Free Online Training for New York State Foster and Adoptive Parents. Helen Shin, CDHS.  Reference Code: 9
  • March 2011: Parenting and Fostering Teens. Loretta Tayar, Foster/Adoptive Parent.  Reference Code: 7
  • January 2011: How do you Know (and provide support) if a Child in your Home is Gay? Ellen Kahn, Human Rights Campaign.  Reference Code: 6
  • November 2010What your Local Parent Education and Training Center can do for YOU. Roxane Carpenter, The Family Resource Network.  Reference Code: 5
  • September 2010 – Visiting The Ohio Attachment and Bonding Center, Deb and Tim Maloney, Jefferson County Adoptive Parents. Reference Code: 3
  • July 2010 – Parent Group Fundraising Tips and Strategies; Misty Purdy, Treasurer, Strong Kids Safe Kids of Chemung County, Reference Code: 2
  • June 2010 –  Parent Group Roles in Developing Agency Retention/Recruitment plans; Susie Collins, AFFCNY; Reference Code: 1
  • April 2010 – Engaging and Rejuvenating Parent Group Membership, Antoinette Sumter Cotman, Share Family Resources. Reference code: 0.

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