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DSS Main Office
​Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

West Charlotte Location
Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

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704-336-3000

​​​​​Adoption Conference

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 Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services - Youth and Family Services Division 

5th Annual Adoption Conference

Adoption: The Journey to Permanence

~Strengthening the Quilt One Patch at a Time~

 

Date and Time:

Friday, April 21, 2017 8:00am to 4:00pm

 

Location:

Hilton Charlotte University Place

8629 J M Keynes Dr., Charlotte, NC 28262

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​Morning Session

​Afternoon Session

A Home for Every Child: Adoption for Children in Foster Care

Presenter: Dr. John DeGarmo

Adoption is an Option: Discovering My Identity

Presenter: Willie Moore Jr.

From Group Care to Family Life: Supporting the Transition

Presenter: Dr. Toni Heineman

Birth Children and Foster/Adoptive Children: Living in the Same Family

Presenter: Dr. John DeGarmo

Hurt Kids, Healing Parents (Part One)

Presenters: Megan Nagle, and Kelly Ryan-Schmidt

Everyday Parenting of Children Impacted By Trauma

Presenter: Lorraine Schneider

"No Such Thing As a Bad Kid!" (Part One)

Reshaping the Lives of Foster and Adoptive Youth Using Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Theories and Techniques

Presenter: Charlie Appelstein

From Group Care to Family Life: Supporting the Transition

Presenter: Dr. Toni Heineman

One Heart Can Make a Difference - What Children Need to Succeed

Presenter: Mark Anthony Garrett

Hurt Kids, Healing Parents (Part Two)

Presenters: Megan Nagle, and Kelly Ryan-Schmidt

The Invisible Suitcase: Knowing What a Foster/Adoptive Child Brings & How to Help

Presenters: Sabrina Clark, Jennifer Freeman, and Nichole Gause

One Heart Can Make a Difference - What Children Need to Succeed

Presenter: Mark Anthony Garrett

What's The Big Deal? Why Race and Culture Matter in Building Strong Transracial Foster & Adoptive Families

Presenter: Rhonda M. Roorda

"No Such Thing As a Bad Kid!" (Part Two)

Reshaping the Lives of Foster and Adoptive Youth Using Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Theories and Techniques

Presenter: Charlie Appelstein

Whole-Hearted, Whole-Brained Parenting: A Must for Adoptive Families

Presenter: Lorraine Schneider

What's The Big Deal? Why Race and Culture Matter in Building Strong Transracial Foster & Adoptive Families

Presenter: Rhonda M. Roorda

Yes, the Adoption Tax Credit is for Foster Care adoptions!

Presenter: Becky Wilmoth

Yes, the Adoption Tax Credit is for Foster Care adoptions!

Presenter: Becky Wilmoth

 

 
 

                                          

Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services/ Youth and Family Services Division 

3rd Annual Youth Adoption Conference 

Registration Coming Soon!!!

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View previous Adoption Conferences below

 
 
For Additional Information Contact Us:
 

email: dssadoptionevents@mecklenburgcountync.gov

phone: 704-336-5437 ​

 

Address

Office Location:

DSS Main Office
​Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

West Charlotte Location
Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Connection
704-336-3000