Visit Adoption STAR in the exhibit area at an upcoming adoption and foster care-focused conference.
As per their website, “The Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York was founded in 1975 as the New York State Citizens Coalition. The Coalition provides support, information and advocacy for foster, kinship and adoptive families in the Empire State and the professionals who serve them.”
Each year, the Coalition puts on an impressive conference that Adoption STAR is proud to partake in. We’d encourage YOU to consider attending the conference as well.
Also per their website, “Changing Landscape, the 2016 New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference presented by the Coalition will focus on emerging trends and recent legislation that will transform the practice of foster care and adoption in the coming decade. Eighteen years since the passage and implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act, last year’s passage of the federal Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, the rise in number of kinship placements, the growth in open adoptions, the concepts of normalcy and prudent parenting, and the future implementation of New York State Medicaid Managed Care will provide opportunities for families and professionals to reimagine foster care and adoption. The 27th annual Coalition conference will offer participants an opportunity to become current on law and policy, learn new skills and strategies to work with families and children, network with other parents and professionals and provide parents and professionals alike with tools and resources to explore possibilities for change. Nationally known keynote speakers and experts in child welfare and will share their expertise and vision for the future in thirty different workshop presentations.”
For more information and/or to register for the conference, please check out the following link:
27th Annual Foster Care and Adoption Conference, Thursday, May 5 – Saturday, May 7, 2016 • Albany Marriott