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"This Is My Story" 2018 Teen Adoptee & Parent Conference

Coalition for Children, Youth & Families

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Adults Oct 10, 2018 $20.00 $0.00
Youth (12-18 years old) Oct 10, 2018 $10.00 $0.00

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"This is My Story" Teen Adoptee & Parent Conference

Adolescence is a time of emerging identities, and adoption adds another layer to this already complex stage of development. Having a creative outlet to share our own unique stories with peers who “understand” is a powerful experience. This event provides a safe, non-threatening, interactive space for youth and parents to share their experiences and explore the issues important to them. The program is divided into separate parent and youth workshops. Please note that youth cannot attend the conference without an adult.

 

Conference Schedule:

9:00am- 9:30am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30am-12:30pm

 

Teen Workshop facilitated by Proud Theater:

The Teen workshop is facilitated by Proud Theater staff and utilizes fun, creative techniques such as improvisation, skits, comedy, writing and story-telling to encourage dialogue and discussion and help teens tell their unique stories. The workshop is also designed to aid participants in enhancement of self-esteem, self-awareness and identity development.

Parent Workshop/ Adult Adoptee Panel Discussion:

The Parent workshop is designed to help parents better understand the challenges facing the teen who is adopted. This year's conference will feature an adult adoptee discussion panel, offering parents an opportunity to dialogue with adoptees who will share their stories and offer insights into growing up through the lens of an adopted person. Discussion topics will include transracial adoption, identity, birth family searches and the unique challenges facing people who have been adopted.

We will also allow time for parent networking and small group discussions.

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Wrap up and Lunch

Pizza & Salad Lunch Provided

Have questions about "This Is My Story" 2018 Teen Adoptee & Parent Conference? Contact Coalition for Children, Youth & Families

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Our Lord's United Methodist Church
5000 S. Sunnyslope Road
New Berlin, WI 53151

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT)


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Coalition for Children, Youth & Families

 

 

 

 

 

About the Coalition

The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families supports people who are changing lives through foster care and adoption by connecting them to the resources that provide the information, training, and support they need to succeed. For more information about the Coalition, please visit www.wiadopt.org. We invite you to call us with your questions: 414-475-1246.

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