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Home » Search » ACO Education Day: Permanence, the lifelong journey we take with our kids.

ACO Education Day: Permanence, the lifelong journey we take with our kids.

This session is excellent learning for pre and post adoptive/kinship families and professionals who work with families.

Registration is now closed!


Keynote Speaker 

They Call Me Momma
by: Karen Moore

As a social worker, working in children's mental health, I thought I was in a good position for parenting children who joined our family through a journey of permanency. I was in for a surprise (and still get surprised to this day:) 

Join me as I share with you my journey into permanency with our 4 children and the many joys, challenges and learnings we have had along the way. Learn what I knew, what I thought I knew and what I still needed and need to learn, to navigate life with 4 children who had lives before they joined with our lives! 

About Karen:

Karen Moore

Karen is a mental health professional, a creative and innovative manager and leader in Lanark County. She is the Director of Services at Open Doors, a children’s mental health centre in Lanark County. Karen also has a private practice in Kanata working with children, youth and families. She has been involved in the world of adoption and children’s mental health for many years through her experience in social work, training and development and leadership positions. Karen is also an adoptive parent of four children.


Special Presentation 

ACO's Youth Network Panel. More details coming soon!


Agenda: 

  • Registrations 
    8:30AM - 9:00AM
  • Keynote Speaker: Karen Moore
    9:00AM - 10:00AM 
  • Break
    10:00AM - 10:30AM
  • Morning Workshops
    10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Lunch 
    11:45AM - 1:00PM
  • Special Presentation
    1:00PM - 2:15PM 
  • Break 
    2:15PM - 2:30PM 
  • Afternoon Workshops
    2:30PM - 3:45PM 

Workshops

At registration, please choose one workshop for the morning session and one workshop for the afternoon session. For a more detailed description of each Workshop and our Speakers' bios, please click here.

Morning (10:30AM - 11:45AM)

  • Developmental Trauma: A framework for understanding our children and youth
    Mary-Jo Land
    For: Pre-adoptive and adoptive families
  • What does it really mean to provide counselling to families formed by permanency & how families should go about finding adoption competent counseling?
    Karen Moore
    For: Professionals and families 
  • Benefits of Support Groups
    Sylvia Gibbons & Cindy Stewart
    For: Professional and families
  • Positive Approaches to Planning for Open Adoptions
    Pat Convery
    For: Families
  • Attachment Styles Made Easy: Using animals as a guide to understanding this complex theory
    Elaine Ash
    For: Professionals and families

Afternoon (2:30PM - 3:45PM)

  • Neurofeedback and Developmental Trauma
    Kimberley Bird
    For: Families and professionals
  • "Changing the Script: Relationship is the Key" © 
    Elaine Quinn & Karen McLennan
    For: Professionals and families
  • Let's get real...a conversation about parenting children who have permanency as part of their journey
    Karen Moore
    For: Professionals and families
  • Biofamily Involvement
    Lorna Frost
    For: Families
  • Advocating for your Child in School 
    Lori deWitte
    For: Families
  • The Critical Link Between Memory and Learning
    Danielle Reynold
    For: Pre-adoptive and adoptive families

Details

Date: 
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Time: 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Registration begins at 8:30 AM

Registration: 
To register, click here

Registration Deadline: 
October 19th, 2016 at 5PM 

Cost:
$65/person 
Light lunch and refreshments included.

Location:
St. Marguerite d'Youville Secondary School
10815 Dixie Rd 
Brampton, L6R 2W5 
ON, CA


What have people said about this Education Day?

”Life-transforming.”

On the guest speakers…

“Great speaker. Some of the stuff she said might have been a bit scary (although realistic) but tempered with real life success.”

“A great presentation from a practitioner's perspective; honest, thoughtful, and allowed for great discussion and information sharing.”

On the workshops…

“[The facilitator] has an energy and way of communicating that was informative and engaging.”

“Lots of clear, helpful, useful, and practical examples and strategies. We better understand the concept of attachment, its issues, and enjoyed being able to share our thoughts and questions as a group.”


Youth Conference Day

This Youth Conference will provide a space for young people with adoption as part of their story to be creative and connect. Youth ages 14+ are welcome to attend. Registration for this day is required, please click here to register. 

*Please note that the Youth Conference Day happening in conjunction with ACO Education Day is not child care.


Get Informed

If you are a pre-adoptive parent, and are not yet familiar with the adoption process, you would benefit from attending our How to Adopt seminar before Education Day to learn more about adopting in Ontario! You can find an upcoming How to Adopt by clicking here.


Categories: Education Day , How to Adopts, Parent Events (ACO), All ACO Events, All Parent Events, Professional Development Days

Dates

Starts: 2016-10-22 09:00:00
Ends: 2016-10-22 16:00:00

Contact Information

Administrative Coordinator
info@adoption.on.ca
1-877-236-7820