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Parenting Revisited:The Many Faces of Kinship Care

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Trader Duke's Hotel

1117 Williston Road

South Burlington, VT 05403

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8:00 - 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome Brenda Hamlin, VKAP Coordinator

8:45 - 9:45 Keynote Susanne Schmidt-Embracing our Superpowers Through Storytelling

9:45- 10:00 Break: Visit booths and the silent auction with a cup of coffee or tea

10:15 –11:30 Workshops: Session A

1. irest-Sue Ides

2. Helping your child suceed in school -Janice Sabett and Karen Price

3. LGBTQ– Supporting Youth -Amanda Rohdenberg

4. The Ins and Outs of Conditional Custody–Family Services, Probate Judge VKAP

5. Stories for Life-Susanne Schmidt

11:30- 12:45 Lunch Buffet and Kinship Reflection through many Kinship voices along with

Kelly Breeyear

12:45—2:00 Workshops: Session B

1. Resilience-Movie & Discussion-Building Flourishing Community

2.The Financial Ins and Outs of Conditional Custody-Gillie Hopkins & Chris Dorer

3.Collage-Making a new way of seeing – Deidra Razzaque

4. Social Media Safety– Det. Andrew Johnson- So. Burl. Police Dept

2:00 - 2:15 Break and last chance to bid on silent auction items. (Bidding closes at 2:15)

2:15 - 3:30 Workshops – Session C

1. N.E.A.R Science: Effects on Lifelong Health and Wellbeing-Priscilla White, Mary Pickner, Samantha Thomas

2. Practical Mindfulness– Deidra Razzaque

3. An Introduction to Gender and Sexuality-Skylar

4. What’s your Narrative? (Personal story)– Katherine Boise

3:15 - 3:30 Evaluation & Silent Auction Results

A1. iREST SUE IDES A contemporary adaptation of the ancient practice of yoga nidra (sleep of the yogi) It is a form of mind self inquiry from the teachings of yoga, creating evenness of mind and peace. This workshop is limited to 12 participants.

A2.HELPING YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL JANICE SABETT AND KAREN PRICE Is your child on a IEP, 504 or EST ? If not are they getting all they should be out of their education progress? Join for and interactive open discussion and walk away with practical suggestions.

A3.LGBTQ-SUPPORTING YOUTH AMANDA ROHDENBERG From nay-saying family members to harassment in school to healthy relationships, there can be a lot of hurdles for LGBTQ youth to navigate. This workshop with outright Vermont will help explore ways to support LGBTQ youth in your home .

A4. THE INS AND OUTS OF CONDITIONAL CUSTODY-PANEL MARIE-MICHELE JOYAL,FAMILY SERVICES-HON.GREG GLENNON,PROBATE JUDGE-VKAP What is the process of conditional custody? Hear from Family Services,Probate Judge and Vt Kin As Parents as to how these are monitored and resolved.

A5. STORIES FOR LIFE SUSANNE SCHMIDT Participants will work with master storyteller and Moth producer to take the powerful and funny events of your life and turn them into effective stories that can heal, inspire and entertain your


B2. THE FINANCIAL INS AND OUTS OF CONDITIONAL CUSTODY Gillie Hopkins, Family Services & Chris Dorer, Economic Services What supports are there while you have conditional custody ? If not reunified what are the financial resources available for adoption and legal guardianship.

B3.COLLAGE-MAKING A NEW WAY OF SEEING DEIDRA RAZZAQUE Collages are powerful tool for helping young people who have experienced trauma begin to thrive.

B4. SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY DETECTIVE ANDREW JOHNSON SO. BURLINGTON POLICE DEPT. Help adults understand both the benefits and challenges of having technologically-savvy children. Awareness of different forms of abuse that are being perpetuated by the internet.

C1. N.E.A.R: The effects on lifelong health and wellbeing, Pt 2 Priscilla white, mary pickner and Samantha thomas Understanding Neuroscience, Epigentics, Adverse childhood experiences and Resiliency as well as the impact these cant have on our lifelong health and wellbeing. Learn how to build protective factors .

C2. PRACTICAL MINDFULNESS DEIDRA RAZZAQUE Hands on workshop, you will learn about the positive impact of mindfulness can have on your daily life.


C4. WHAT’S YOUR NARRATIVE? KATHERINE BOISE Learning to understand our personal story and how to relate it within our relationships with others.

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