Join Us for Our 5th Annual

Concerned Persons for Adoption Spring Mini Conference

For Parents and Kids (ages 7-13)

Saturday, April 16th 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Presbyterian Center of West Orange
(at St. Cloud Presbyterian Church)
20 Old Indian Road
West Orange, NJ 07052

doors open at 8:30 am for registration and light breakfast

Our half day series of workshops are open to pre-adoptive parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, foster children and adoptees. Our workshops will include:

Promoting Emotional Regulation in Children

Presented by Bridget Devine, MSW

Staying Connected Through the Teenage Years

Presented by Bridget Devine, MSW

Transracial Adoption

Presented by Dr. Behnaz Pakizegi, Ph.D.

Positive Partnering, Positive Parenting

Presented by Adoption Coach Laura Perry Bencivenga

Adult Adoptee Panel

Presented by Holt International

Young Adult Adoptee Panel for Kids ( Ages 7-9 and 10-13)

Presented by Holt International Counselors

Movement Workshop for Kids

Presented by Maya Workman

Yoga Workshop for Kids and Parents

Presented by Lisa Unger

Art Therapy for Kids

Presented by Susan Glaser, MSW

Space is limited so please register early!

FREE for current CPFA members, $25 fee per family for non-members.*
This fee will entitle your family to a year of CPFA membership.

*The conference includes a continental breakfast. A light lunch/networking session will be offered at the end of the workshops to meet and speak with professionals and other parents and adoptees on a more intimate level. Lunch donations requested. Register: For more information please contact Wendy Paladini at: 609-466-3284 or email: 

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