37th Annual Child Welfare Symposium

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Curriculum Highlights
Intercountry Adoption

A host of new speakers and session topics promise to make the 37th Annual Child Welfare Symposium one of our most energized and educational gatherings to date. This one is not to be missed. We’ll cover topics that matter the most to you today, including serving children with special needs, post-adoption nutrition, and the future of intercountry adoption.

Curriculum

Monday, May 20
Micronutrient Deficiencies in Children from Eastern Europe, Ethiopia, and China Dr. Dana Johnson

Monday, May 20
When and How to Access Early Intervention and Special Education Services Dr. Lisa Nalven

Monday, May 20
Action Plan for Children in Adversity: What You Need to Know Dr. Neil Boothby

Monday, May 20
Understanding the Medical, Nutritional, and Feeding Needs of Children with Special Needs Mishelle Rudzinski and Dr. Elaine Schulte

Tuesday, May 21
An Integrated Approach to Child Welfare Round Table Discussion Country Focus: India

Tuesday, May 21
Overseas Relationship Management and Risk
Dr. Kjersti Olson

Tuesday, May 21
Standards of Best Practice for Adoptive Parents: Ethics, Economics, and Responsibilities Maureen McCauley Evans

Tuesday, May 21
An Integrated Approach to Child Welfare Round Table Discussion Country Focus: Haiti

Tuesday, May 21
Intercountry Adoption and the US Government

Tuesday, May 21
Lightning Talks! Various Presenters

Wednesday, May 22

Baby Markets: Thinking the Unthinkable in International Adoption Dr. Mark Montgomery

Wednesday, May 22
An Integrated Approach to Child Welfare Round Table Discussion Country Focus: China

Wednesday, May 22

The Search of Origins in the Context of Intercountry Adoption Raffaella Pregliasco and Carlotta Alloero

Wednesday, May 22
An Integrated Approach to Child Welfare Round Table Discussion Country Focus: Ethiopia

Monday Spotlight

Carolyn Twietmeyer, Founder and Executive Director of Project HOPEFUL, will present on HIV Adoption and A New Clinical Model with Dr. Larry Gray and Linda Walsh. The new clinical model will aim to achieve the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) comprehensive health evaluation of the newly adopted child, with special emphasis on adopting the HIV+ child, including the personal experience of an adoptive family.

 

Tuesday Spotlight

Adam Pertman, Executive Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, will discuss Best Practices in Intercountry Adoption: Improving Children’s Prospects for Living in Families. He will report on a new Adoption Institute study that includes two surveys (one for professionals, one for parents) covering policy and practice, plus interviews with policymakers in birth countries and adopting countries. The research focuses on critical issues impacting intercountry adoption, assesses the Hague Convention’s impact, and proposes best practices.

Wednesday Spotlight

Martha Osborne, Founder and Executive Director of RainbowKids.com Adoption Advocacy, will speak on Ethical and Effective Advocacy in International Adoption. Adoption professionals will be empowered with new tools, privacy techniques, and a specific plan for integration of methods into their online and offline advocacy plan for individual children. The presentation will also outline The Waiting Child Advocacy Plan and will be heavily focused on explaining and demonstrating how to ethically advocate for a waiting child using tools created specifically for Intercountry Adoption professionals.

See the full Symposium Schedule & detailed descriptions of all of our Workshops

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