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KFAPA 2017 Family Welfare Conference

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Capitol Plaza Hotel Topeka

1717 Southwest Topeka Boulevard

Topeka, KS 66612

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Foster, adoptive, kinship parents, and child welfare professionals are invited to attend KFAPA's annual conference. Through a keynote session and practical workshops, you will be empowered and educated to maximize the impact you can have in the life of the children in your care.

You can attain training hours at the 2017 Family Welfare Conference, and childcare will be provided. Speakers and topics include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Jeff Piepho. Jeff is the Founding Pastor of Revolution Church in Salina, KS who has fostered over 50 children. He is a past president of KFAPA.

  • "Unpacking the Invisible Suitcase" presented by Jennifer Decker, Director, for Network 1.27 (adoption and foster care ministry for Westside Family Church)

  • "Self Care"" presented by Laura Porter, LPC

  • "Conscious Discipline" presented by Lisa Payne, Early Childhood Disabilities Itinerant Teacher

  • "Cultural Diversity" presented by Tara James-Wallace

  • "Families Together" presented by Leia Holley, Family Resource and Health Specialist

  • "Don't Count Us Out" presented by Nina Shaw-Woody, KFAN

  • "Skills for Correcting Children Impacted by Trauma" presented by Bethany Roberts, Kansas Children's Service League

  • "We Belong" presented by Denise Gibson, Children's Alliance

  • "Interrupting Patterns: How to Change Unhealthy Communication Patterns" Alicia Dentler, LMFT, Kinship

  • "Car Seat Safety" presented by Amanda Horner, Traffic Safety Specialist

  • "Unintentional Injury Prevention" presented by Cherie Sage, Safe Kids Kansas


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The weekend will be full of practical, actionable content. If you can only attend for one of the two days, don’t worry! You are still encouraged to register for the conference.


Friday, June 2
9:00 Check in
10:00 Session 1
11:00 Session 2
12:00 Break
12:30 Awards luncheon
2:00 Session 3
3:00 Session 4
4:00 Session 5
4:45 Pick up children by 5:00


Saturday, June 3
9:00 Sign in
10:00 Session 1
11:00 Session 2
12:00 Break
12:30 Keynote speaker with lunch
2:00 Session 3
2:45 Pick up children by 3:00


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The Capitol Plaza Hotel is just minutes from I-70 on SW Topeka Blvd, next to the Kansas Expocentre. To book your room, click here.

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