2018 CPFA Mini Conference -- Schedule of Workshops

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Workshops for Pre and Post Adoptive Parents

Workshops for Pre and Post Adoptive Parents

Workshops for Children

(ages 7-9 )

Workshops for Children

         (ages 10-13)

Registration:

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Doors Open – Light Breakfast and Registration - Main Hall

Session A:

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Staying the Course: The Importance of Emotional Regulation for Adoptive and Foster Families - Sharon Sorrentino-O’Keefe, Ph.D

John O’Keefe

LocationUpstairs

PAWSITIVE - Pet Therapy

Prof. Jennifer George

 

LocationBasement

9:30-10:00

Self-Esteem Boost -
Cindy Lapidus

Location: Stage

 

10:00-10:40

License Plate Activity

Cindy Lapidus

LocationStage

“I Wish My Parents Understood – Kids Thoughts on Adoption”, based on the book, “Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew” by Sherri Eldridge.  

Rebecca Gallese, LCSW

 

LocationSmall Conf. Room

Session B:

10:45 – 11:45

“The Adopted Child’s Journey: Questions along the Way”. 

Rebecca Gallese, LCSW

 

LocationUpstairs

Movement, Breathing and Mindfulness

Barbara Neiman, OTR

Location: Stage

10:45-11:15

PAWSITIVE - Pet Therapy

Prof. Jennifer George

Location: Basement

 

11:15-11:45

YES, AND...IMPROV BUILDS STRONG MINDS!

Location: Small Conf. Room

 

10:45-11:15

YES, AND...IMPROV BUILDS STRONG MINDS!

Location: Small Conf. Room

 

11:15-11:45

PAWSITIVE - Pet Therapy

Prof. Jennifer George

Location: Basement

Break:  

11:45 – 12:00 PM

Morning Break with Snacks - Main Hall

Session C:

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Can We Talk?  ‘Parents Only’ Open Discussion

 

Location: Upstairs

 

 

Arts, Crafts & Play

Shauna Cantor

 

Location: Basement

 

 

Movement, Breathing and Mindfulness:

Barbara Neiman, OTR

Location: Stage

Lunch:

12:45-2:00 PM

 

Pizza Lunch for Youth; Play, Arts & Crafts Activities, (Optional)  - Basement

Lunch:

1:00-1:45 PM

Pizza Lunch for Adults (Optional) - Main Hall

 

1:45-2:00PM

Closing Remarks. Thank you!