Monday, October 29, 2012

National Adoption Month Mini-Conferences

Our Alabama Pre/Post Adoption Connections program is hosting two mini-conferences in November in celebration of National Adoption Month.

Wednesday, November 7
Mobile County Department of Human Resources
3103 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36606

8:00am: Registration
8:30am: Conference
Sessions Include: 
  • Effective Behavior Management Techniques for Children with Special Needs, Jules Starr, MS BCBA (Program Director, Woody's Song)
  • Effects of Domestic Violence on Children and Techniques for Intervention, Jennifer Weed, LCSW (Children's Therapist, Penelope House)
  • Understanding the Link Between Early Childhood Trauma and Brain Development, Barry Swope, MS LPC (Managing Member, Focal Point Counseling)
  • Strategies for Healing Trauma Based Behaviors, Barry Swope, MS LPC
Lunch (on your own - a list of local restaurants will be available for your convenience.)

Click Here to Register for the Mobile Mini-Conference

Friday, November 9
Alabama Public Library Service
6030 Monticello Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117

8:30am: Registration
9:00am: Conference
Sessions include: 
  • Special Education Advocacy: Lorraine Barnes, ALPIRC
  • Cyber Safety: CyberKids Program, Troy University
  • Adoption Triad Panel: Amy Kenney, Adult Adoptee; Kerri Moore, Adoptive Parent; Betsy Emmerson, International Adoptive Parent; Lamar Bates, Foster Care Alumni; and a Birth Mother
Lunch: Honey Baked Ham will be on site with boxed lunches (PRE-ORDERS ONLY)

Click Here to Register for the Montgomery Mini-Conference

Children's Aid Society/APAC offers free Social Worker and Counselor CEUs as well as certificates for adoptive and foster parents. CAS is an approved CEU provider by the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners and the National Board of Certified Counselors.

For more information about these mini-conferences, please contact:
Mobile - 251-460-2727 or
Montgomery - 334-409-9477 or