Education Day is an excellent opportunity for adoptive and pre-adoptive families, and the professionals who work with them, to learn and connect with one another.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
9:00AM - 4:00PM (Registration opens at 8:15AM)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018; 9:00am
University of Ottawa - Telfer School of Management
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Onsite Parking available - $9/day
Early Bird Special availale until May 3 - $65/person
Regular price as of May 4 - $75/person
Afternoon youth ticket - $20/youth
Light lunch and refreshments included.
**Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if affordablity is an issue.
Hope is the constant in the permanency journey..from contemplating adoption, to the homestudy process to the waiting for placement, to those early days with your child and the lifetime of being your child's parent...hope is what keeps you dreaming, making plans, keeps your head above water when nothing else will work.
Join us to explore hope in this journey and how to maintain hope when it matters most!
Karen is a mental health professional, a creative and innovative manager and leader in Lanark County. She is the Clinical Director at Open Doors, a children’s mental health centre in Lanark County. 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.
ACO Youth Network Panel at 1:00pm
We are also offering a YOUTH SPECIAL! For youth who are interested in joining us for lunch, the Youth Panel and the Youth Network Workshop in the afternoon we are offering special afternoon tickets for only $20!
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)
Afternoon (2:30PM - 3:45PM)
Limited exhibitor space is available. Contact email@example.com for more information.
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.”
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 , Parent Events (ACO), All ACO Events, Special Needs (General)