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Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America Conference

The Treehouse Foundation and The Rudd Adoption Research Program at UMass Amherst are co-conveners for the conference.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America Conference

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The Third Annual

Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America Conference:

A Day of Inspiration & Collaborative Social Change!

Thursday, May 31, 2012, Holyoke Community College
9-5PM with registration from 8-9AM
Location: Kittredge Center, room 303 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Acclaimed author of

The Language of Flowers

Co-Founder of the Camellia Network

CONCURRENT MORNING SESSIONS:

Transitional Youth Housing:

• The Honorable Judge Lillan Miranda

Former Franklin/Hampshire County Juvenile Court Judge

Youth Leadership and Advocacy:

• Janet Knipe & Mitch Findley

National Foster Youth Action Network

LUNCHTIME INNOVATION PANEL:

Facilitated by Judy Cockerton

Treehouse Foundation

• Derenda Schubert

Bridge Meadows, Oregon

• Jodi Rosenbaum

More Than Words

• Mary Walachy

George & Irene Davis Foundation

• Ryann Blackshere

Fostering Media Connections

AFTERNOON SESSIONS:

Creating Collaborative Social Change:

An interactive presentation engaging meaningful input to set the course for Re-Envisioning Foster Care in the region.

Facilitated by Marianne Hughes

Interaction Institute for Social Change

CALL TO ACTION:

Specific Ways To Become An Active Participant in the Re-Envisioning Foster Care Initiative!

Facilitated by Hal Grotevant

Rudd Center for Adoption Research @ UMass Amherst

Hear Our Voices:

Youth from the Region Share Their Perspectives on Re-Envisioning Foster Care

Facilitated by Chris Langelier of the Treehouse Community

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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http://re-envisioningfostercare.eventbrite.com

Conference & Lunch: $45

$45 per person

 

When & Where


Holyoke Community College Kittrege Center




Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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The Treehouse Foundation and The Rudd Adoption Research Program at UMass Amherst are co-conveners for the conference.

The Treehouse Foundation seeks to Re-Envision Foster Care through the development of innovative programs and practices in western Mass and beyond. It's mission: To inspire, implement and support innovative practices which ensure children experiencing foster care find their places in life-long family relationships and supportive communities that help them lead fulfilling and productive lives. contact information: 413 527-7966 www.refca.net

The Rudd Adoption Research Program is located at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Through research and key community partnerships, the program demonstrates how adoption research can transform policy and practice for those whose lives are touched by adoption. For further information contact: adoption@psych.umass.edu or, www.psych.umass.edu/ruddchair/ 

 

 

 

 

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