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Having Fun Again: Thriving Families Conference

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1117 Williston Road

South Burlington, VT 05403

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Vermont Adoption Consortium Conferences provide time to join together as a community, build our adoption/guardianship knowledge and skills, to reenergize ourselves, and strengthen our commitment to these amazing children!

Please join us on November 3, 2017 for our Adoption Month Conference with Deborah Gray, MPA, LICSW, providing the keynote. Deborah specializes in the attachment, grief, and trauma issues of children in her practice, Nurturing Attachments. Her passion is to help families develop close, satisfying relationships. She has worked over 25 years in foster and adopted children’s therapies and placement.

In 2015 Deborah received a lifetime achievement award from the International ATTACh organization for her contributions to the attachment field. Deborah is core faculty for the Attachment/Trauma-Focused Therapy Program and Portland State University Foster and Adoption Therapy Program

Deborah Gray is a popular presenter due to her practical and positive approaches. She continues to work in a clinical practice with parents and children, who help to teach her new approaches and techniques every day.

Deborah is the author of the books, Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents, Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma, Attaching with Love, Hugs, and Joy, and co-author of Games and Activities for Attaching with Your Child. She provides additional information at Nurturingattachments.com

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8:00-9:00– Registration, enjoy light refreshments, and browse the Resource Fair that will be available throughout the day

9:00-9:30 – Welcome and Reading of the Adoption Month Proclamation

9:30-12:00 – Keynote: Deborah Gray: Having Fun Again: Thriving Families

12:00-1:15– Lunch (Provided) during lunch please join us for “Things I Wish My Parents Had Known” a panel of youth who have joined their families through adoption or guardianship

1:30-2:45—Session I Workshops:

¨ Be Playful! Toddlers through Elementary School

¨ Talking with Your Child about Adoption - Getting Comfortable

¨ Transracial/Transcultural Adoption

3:00-4:15—Session II Workshops:

¨ Be Playful! Middle School through Teens

¨ Considerations When Thinking about Adopting

¨ Learnings from the Vermont Permanency Survey


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