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 14th 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 Wednesday, March 1st, at 5pm.
- Ticket price does not include lodging.
- Changes to your order must be completed by end-of-business on Friday, March 31st (no fooling!)—absolutely no refunds afterwards.
Thursday, April 20th, 8am–4:30pm
- 8am — Check-in & Continental Breakfast
- 9am — Welcome & Introductions followed by keynote, Dr Stuart Ablon
- Noon — Lunch (on your own)
- 1pm — Dr Ablon continues…
- 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 Dr Stuart Ablon, PhD
J STUART ABLON, PHD trains parents, educators, and clinicians—and consults with schools and treatment programs worldwide—in the Collaborative Problem Solving approach. Dr Ablon is co-author of Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach and author of numerous articles, chapters, and scientific papers on the process and outcome of psychosocial interventions.
Dr Ablon received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and completed his pre– and postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr Ablon co-founded the Center for Collaborative Problem Solving where he also served as Co-Director from its inception until 2008.
Today, Dr Ablon is Director of Think:Kids, in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
There are 6.5 Continuing Education Units Available!
Mental health professionals in Utah will be happy to know that attendance at this year's symposium qualifies for 6.5 CEUs—licensed foster parents may count this as 6.5 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 with the State of Utah as a foster parent, or…
- You've adopted a child thru the foster care system during the last 24 months, or…
- You're currently enrolled in pre-service training to become a licensed foster parent.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to call us: 1 (877) 505-5437