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Home » Search » ACO's Ottawa Education Day: Supporting the Lifelong Journey of Adoptive Families

ACO's Ottawa Education Day: Supporting the Lifelong Journey of Adoptive Families

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.

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Details

Date
Saturday, May 26, 2018
9:00AM - 4:00PM (Registration opens at 8:15AM)

Registration Deadline
Wednesday, May 23, 2018; 9:00am

Location
University of Ottawa - Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 6N5

Onsite Parking available - $9/day

Cost
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 pact@adoptontario.ca if affordablity is an issue.

        
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Keynote: Hope & Healing
Presented by Karen Moore

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!

About Karen 

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.


Special Presentations 

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!


Agenda: 

  • Registrations & Exhibitors
    8:15AM - 9:00AM
  • Keynote Speaker: Karen Moore
    9:00AM - 10:00AM 
  • Break
    10:00AM - 10:30AM
  • Morning Workshops
    10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Lunch & Connecting
    11:45AM - 1:00PM
  • Special Presentation
    1:00PM - 2:00PM 
  • Break 
    2:00PM - 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 & the Seven Core Issues: Parenting through a Trauma-informed Lens 
    Tiffany Peterson
    For: Adoptive/kinship/customary care families
  • Social Media & Openness in Adoption: The Best Defense is a Good Offence   
    Pat Convery
    For: Adoptive/kinship/customary care families
  • Successful Strategies for Raising Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
    Nancy Lockwood, Janet Carioni & Maude Champagne
    For: Pre-adoptive parents, Adoptive/kinship/customary care families
  • Value of Digital Storytelling for Youth in and from Care
    Adoption Council of Canada - Laura Eggertson & Tabitha McDonald
    For: Professionals, kids/youth

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

  • Developmental Trauma & Ontario's new Developmental Trauma Action Alliance
    DTAA Panel Presentation
    For: Adoptive families
  • Family Rituals to Strengthen Connections & Increase Pleasure
    Sabrina Tripolitano
    For: Adoptive families and professionals
  • Positive Approaches to Openness
    Pat Convery
    For: Adoptive parents and professionals
  • Two Essential Concepts to Know for Attaching in Adoption: Window of Tolerance & Intimacy Barrier
    Catherine Horvath
    For: Pre-adoptive parent, adoptive families and professionals
  • Youth Networks: Why They're Awesome & How to Build Them
    Brad Gibbons & Sylvia Gibbons
    For: Adoptive families and professionals

Exhibitors

Limited exhibitor space is available. Contact pact@adoptontario.ca for more information.


What have people said about 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.”


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 , Parent Events (ACO), All ACO Events, Special Needs (General)

Dates

2018-05-26 00:00:00 (All day event)