Sat, November 4, 9 am – 4 pm
Glacier Canyon Conference Center, 45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells Hillman Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, USA (map)
Registration is now OPEN!
$50/person | $80/twosome
Children do best when they know the truth about their lives. Sharing difficult information with children is not easy. This interactive workshop will give you the tools and strategies to discuss the most challenging situations (e.g., abuse, parental incarceration, death, HIV, incest, termination of parental rights) with children of all ages. Please bring your challenging questions to the session. No topic is off limits!
Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:30-9:00am: Registration/Continental Breakfast 9:00am-12:00pm:
“Talking to Kids about Tough Stuff” Interactive Lecture 12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch (included in Registration Fee)
1:00-4:00 pm: Methods, Strategies, Examples, Demonstrations, and Discussion
The Presenter: Barry Chaffkin, LCSW/Co-Founder & CEO, Fostering Change for Children Barry presents at New York State and national conferences each year, and is a recognized expert in child welfare. He is responsible for over 900 adoptions and over 900 reunifications in his 28-year career. In addition to his responsibilities with Fostering Change for Children, he is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Columbia University School of Social Work and sits on the advisory committee for the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute and the Treehouse Foundation. Learn more at fosteringchangeforchildren.org. Hotel Accommodations: Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness, HWY 12 & Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells A block of rooms has been reserved for Friday and Saturday. Please call 1-800-867-9453 to make your reservations. Ask for block #616441 for the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families at Glacier Canyon Lodge.
*Note: Children (including babies) will not be admitted to the conference. Please arrange for childcare.
A Place in My Heart is an annual conference presented by Wisconsin’s Post Adoption Resource Centers, with support from the Wisconsin Department of Children & Families