Sales Ended

2018 UFC Symposium—Hope, Happiness, & Healing

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



DoubleTree by Hilton

1800 Park Avenue

Park City, UT 84060

View Map

Event description


Time for Our 9th Annual Utah Foster Care Symposium!

Join foster parents*, social workers, child advocates, educators, and their allies for a one-day symposium at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Park City!

Ticket sales open February 1st and end Friday, April 13th at 5pm—or when all seats are filled (whichever comes first). We will sell-out soon—so don't delay! Early-bird pricing (for non-foster parents) closes on Thursday, March 1st, at 5pm.


  • Ticket price does not include lodging.
  • Changes to your order must be completed by end-of-business on Friday, March 30th—absolutely no refunds afterward.


Thursday, April 19th

  • 8:15am — Check-in & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:45am — Welcome & Introductions
  • 9:00am — Regina Louise, Keynote Speaker
  • 10:45am — Mona Delahooke, PhD
  • 11:45am — Lunch Provided
  • 1:00pm — Dr Delahooke Workshop
  • 4:30pm — Adjourn


We've secured a special rate at DoubleTree if you mention the Symposium—or check with fellow foster parents on local lodging recommendations.

Introducing Regina Louise, Foster Care Graduate & Advocate

Regina Louise spent her early life in foster homes, group homes, and psychiatric facilities—missing years of formal education and being labeled “below average or marginal, at best”. Through optimism and perseverance, Regina has become the definition of resilience and hope. DHS has recognized her for outstanding accomplishments in achieving permanency for children in foster care. Her best-selling memoir, Somebody’s Someone, has been featured on NPR, CBS News, and Lifetime Television.

Introducing Mona Delahooke, PhD

Mona M. Delahooke, PhD is a mother of three and clinical child psychologist with a passion for supporting families and children. She has worked widely with multidisciplinary teams in the area of trauma, developmental, and emotional differences for over 30 years. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation and is a trainer and consultant to schools, public/private agencies, and parents. Her blog and new book, Social & Emotional Development in Early Intervention explore the latest translational application of neuroscience to social and emotional development.

There are Continuing Education Units Available!

Mental health professionals in Utah will be happy to know that attendance at this year's symposium qualifies for 5.5 CEUs. Also, licensed foster parents may count this as 6 hours of in-service training.

* Who Qualifies as a Foster Parent?

We're eager to have as many foster parents as possible attend this important learning opportunity—but who qualifies as a foster parent:

  • You're currently licensed by the State of Utah as a foster parent, or…
  • You're currently enrolled in pre-service training to become a licensed foster parent.

** Who Qualifies as an Adoptive Parent?

Parents who've adopted through foster care are part of our family! If you've adopted a child THRU the foster care system in Utah, you qualify!

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to call us: 1 (877) 505-5437

Share with friends

Date and Time


DoubleTree by Hilton

1800 Park Avenue

Park City, UT 84060

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved