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2018 Foster Care Coordinators Conference: Supporting Kinship & Relative Caregivers

Coalition for Children, Youth & Families

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Friday, April 27, 2018 at 3:30 PM (CDT)

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The 2018 Foster Care Coordinators Conference:

Supporting Kinship & Relative Caregivers 

This Conference is approved for 10 CEHs in partnership with

University of Wisconsin-Madison WCWPDS

April 26th

8:00- 9:00am:          Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00- 9:30am:          Welcome, Introductions, and Housekeeping

9:30- 12:30pm:        Supporting Kinship & Relative Caregivers

                                     Heather Saak & Jennifer Townsend /FosterAdopt Connect, Missouri

12:30- 1:30pm:         Lunch

1:30- 4:30pm:           Supporting Kinship & Relative Caregivers Continued

April 27th

7:30- 8:30am              Continental Breakfast

8:30- 10:15am:           State Updates

10:15- 10:30:               Break

10:30- 12:30pm:         Workshop

12:30- 1:30pm:           Lunch

1:30- 3:30pm:            Recruitment and Retention Roundtable/ Wrap-up 

 

Presenter Bios: 

  • Heather Saak is the Director of Training for FosterAdopt Connect.  Heather and her husband, Rob, have been foster parents for the past 14 years and have hosted over 100 kids.  They are the proud parents of 10 adopted children and continue to foster large sibling groups to help support important lifetime connections.  Heather attended the University of Syracuse and received a bachelor of arts in psychology and went on to get her masters in higher education administration at the University of Ohio at Akron. She had been a trainer of the Stars and Spaulding foster parent trainings for 8 years prior to coming to FosterAdopt Connect, along with being a Family School Liaison for the Independence School District. 
  •  Jennifer Townsend is the Recruitment Programs Supervisor for FosterAdopt Connect.  She holds bachelor's degrees in Sociology and English from Truman State University with minors in Psychology and Gender Studies. Following graduation, she began working with teenagers placed in care of the Missouri Division of Youth Services.  There she spent years implementing the "Missouri Model" and utilizing a therapeutic youth development approach to breaking the cycle of crime by helping teens meet their needs in a responsible manner within the context of and with respect for the needs of the family and community.  

Accommodations:

A block of rooms have been reserved for the conference on a first come first serve basis.

Please call 1-800-867-9453 and state you are with the Foster Care Coordinators’ Conference at Glacier Canyon Lodge, Leader #647924.

$82 Single State rate per night. 

$99 Double Queen Couch Glacier Canyon Lodge per night.  

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Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort
45 Hillman Rd
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Friday, April 27, 2018 at 3:30 PM (CDT)


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About the Coalition

The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families supports people who are changing lives through foster care and adoption by connecting them to the resources that provide the information, training, and support they need to succeed. For more information about the Coalition, please visit www.wiadopt.org. We invite you to call us with your questions: 414-475-1246.

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