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38th Annual Child Welfare Symposium - Monday, April 7, 2014 - Wednesday April 9, 2014
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Annual Symposium One Day Pass - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Annual Symposium One Day Pass - Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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Please indicate the workshop session you are most likely to attend in each time slot.
Note: The selections below are ONLY for time periods when there are simultaneous workshops available. For a complete schedule of all workshop offerings, including keynote addresses, please visit our
How early adverse experiences impact later development and behavior. A guide for evaluation intervention and supporting families with Lisa Nalven, MD, MA, FAAP Institute: Medical/Nutritional
Raising Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders with Julian Davies Institute: Medical/Nutritional
The Pre-Adoption Proposal in International Adoption: An Intriguing and Complex Dialogue with Dr. Cecilia Baxter Institute: Medical/Nutritional
Tackling Malnutrition in Institutions and Foster Care: Lessons from the Field in India and Haiti with Zeina Makhoul, PhD, RD Institute: Child, Family and Community Strengthening
International Adoption of the Older Child: Approaches to Challenging Medical, Developmental and Behavioral Conditions During the First Year Home with Elaine E. Schulte, MD, MPHInstitute: Medical/Nutritional
Family Strengthening in a Developing Country Context through Positive Parenting Training with Caroline BishopInstitute: Child, Family and Community Strengthening
Strategies for Post-Adoptive Success: Parents Collaborating with Schools after Intercountry Adoption with Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH Institute: Medical/Nutritional
Tracing 'hidden' populations: lessons from assessing the well-being of children after deinstitutionalization in Rwanda with Bridget C. Lavin Institute: Child, Family and Community Strengthening
Groundbreaking Ideas, Approaches and Research: International Adoption Registry; Do Children in Foster Care Receive Appropriate Treatment for Asthma?; and Shared Medical Appointments for Post Adoptive Families (10 min presentations and 10 minute Q&A) Institute: Medical/Nutritional
Round Table Round Robin: Up to four (to be named) small Roundtables will occur at the same time. Under consideration is Guatemala, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Korea, Colombia and more! Institute: Child, Family and Community Strengthening
An Integrated Approach to Child Welfare: Round Table Discussion: Country Focus: Haiti
The Big and Small of it: Differing Views on Improving Program Performance through Monitoring and Evaluation with Christine Fu, PhD (WorldVision), Dr. Jane Aronson (Worldwide Orphan Foundation), and Monica Czapla (SPOON Foundation) Institute: Child, Family and Community StrengtheningAND "Orphanage Voluntourism: Benefiting Orphans or Volunteers?" Meghan E Lopez, MSN, FNP-BC Institute: Child, Family and Community Strengthening
An Integrated Approach to Child Welfare: Round Table Discussion: Country Focus: India Institute: Child, Family and Community Strengthening
Policing Ourselves: What the Adoption Community Can And Should Do About Corrupt Adoption Service Providers a panel discussion lead by A Lucy Armistead Institute: Child, Family and Community StrengtheningAND Intercountry Adoption and the US Government Panel Discussion Institute: Child, Family and Community Strengthening
An Integrated Approach to Child Welfare: Round Table Discussion: Country Focus: China Institute: Child, Family and Community Strengthening
Approaching the Adoption Process: A Project Management Perspective with Joseph A. Griffin Institute: AdoptionAND While Families Wait: supporting and further educating pre-adoptive parents with Judy Stigger, Spring Hecht, and Rhonda Jarema Institute: Adoption
An Integrated Approach to Child Welfare: Round Table Discussion: Country Focus: Ethiopia Institute: Child, Family and Community Strengthening
Moving Beyond Post Adoption of Yesteryear with Alexis Oberdorfer Institute: Adoption AND Transracial/Transethnic Adoption: Honoring the Burden and Dignity of Difference with Tara Linh Leaman, JD Institute: Adoption
Join the Club! Help us make the Symposium a success and support the work of Joint Council throughout the year. For $38 you can join Club38 and receive recognition in the Program Guide and special recognition on your name badge.
Yes I would like to be recognized as a Club38 member
No I would not like to be recognized as a Club38 member
A Symposium Sponsorship can raise awareness of your organization among key stakeholders in the adoption and child welfare community, and is also an important source of support for Joint Council. Sponsorships range in cost from $250 to $20,000.
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2014 Welcome Reception - Monday, April 7th 6 - 8 pm - No Charge
2014 Lightning Talks - Tuesday, April 8th 4:45 - 6 pm - No Charge
Leadership Luncheon: Wednesday, 12:15pm- 1:15 pm: $40 partners/$50 non-partners (one individual in a leadership position from each organization may attend)
Late fee - $75 (for ALL registrations made after March 24, 2014)
Continuing Education Credits - $50
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