New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conferences
Nurture and Heal: Overcoming the Circle of Trauma and Taking Care of Ourselves, focused on exploring innovative therapies and methods to assist in accepting, expressing and healing trauma plus what parents in the trenches and those in the field can do to ensure that they get the support and self-care that they need and deserve.
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!
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.
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.
Celebrating Strenghts, the Coalition’s 25th silver anniversary of hosting the states’s only statewide foster care and adoption conference for New York foster and adoptive parents, advocates, and professionals.
Possibilities!, The Coalition’s 24th annual conference, offered participants an opportunity to become current on law and policy; learn new skills and strategies to work with families and children; and provide parents and professionals with tools and encouragement to explore possibilities for change.
Family!, the Coalition’s 23rd annual Coalition conference, attendees learned new strategies to help children develop to their potential and heard what is new in law, policy, practice and research.
Healing Connections, the Coalition’s 2011 annual conference, gave parents and professionals the opportunity to remain current on law and policy and learn new skills and strategies to work with families and children to form healing connections to help children overcome past trauma, return safely to their birth family, and/or form new relationships.
Moving Forward!, the Coalition’s 21st annual statewide conference, offered the most current research and practice information for parents and professionals via dynamic, nationally-known keynote speakers and experts in child welfare and related fields in 30 different workshop presentations
Commitment Counts!, the Coalition’s 20th annual statewide foster care/adoption conference, focused on multiple commitments – from the state, counties, agencies, caseworkers, and families – to those that they serve and/or care for, in order that children in foster care or who have been adopted can truly thrive.
Hooray for Kids!, the Coalition’s 19th annual statewide conference, provided an opportunity for everyone in the adoption and foster care community to join in celebration of children and youth. The conference was designed to encourage participants to celebrate kids’ strengths, to recognize successes and progress, and to view any glass as half full instead of half empty.
Making Dreams Come True, the Coalition’s 18th annual statewide conference, speaks to the hopes, vision, and wishes of all parties to an adoption and those who impact their lives—waiting children; prospective parents; adoptive and foster parents, agency, state, legal, and other helping professionals who wish to make good decisions to benefit children and families and achieve professional goals