2 Workshops in 1 Day - January 6th - Little Neck, Queens
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2 Workshops in 1 Day - January 6th - Little Neck, Queens

2 Workshops in 1 Day - January 6th - Little Neck, Queens

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Family Focus Adoption Services

54-40 Little Neck Parkway

Suite 6

Little Neck, Queens, NY 11362

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Contact hours: 6

A 30 minute lunch break will be given at 12pm. Lunch is not provided.

Course 1: Special Issues of Long-term Foster Parents

Long-term foster parents are of great value to foster care agencies, not only because they know “the routine,” but because they have invested themselves and their families’ lives in caring for children who may have come to them from chaotic backgrounds, with unknown futures. For these foster parents there are special issues and problems that are rarely discussed. These issues range from family pressures to society’s misunderstandings and prejudices, and should be acknowledged and dealt with, for the benefit of family, child, and agency.

Course 2: Older Youth Adoption & Permanency

At a time when the population of waiting children is aging into adolescence in ever-increasing numbers, and there are still tremendous biases against teens, it is time to take a look at the reality of finding a permanent family for all teens – why, and how. With a positive belief system and the tools to understand and successfully navigate this sub-specialty within public adoption, any older child can be adopted.

Course presenter: Maris H. Blechner, M Ed, LCSW is an adoption specialist with many years as an educator in the United States and Canada, also doing hands-on adoption work. She is presently an adjunct instructor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City, and does clinical and administrative consultation, as well as keynotes, conference presentations, and national webinars.

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