Re-Envisioning Foster Care In America

A Day of Inspiration & Collaborative Social change
When 09:00 AM 05:00 PM May 31, 2012
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Where Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center, room 303
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Acclaimed author of "The Language of Flowers", Co-Founder of the Camellia Network

CONCURRENT MORNING SESSIONS:

  • Transitional Youth Housing: The Honorable Judge Lillan Miranda (Former Franklin/Hampshire County Juvenile Court Judge)
  • Youth Leadership and Advocacy: Janet Knipe & Mitch Findley (National Foster Youth Action Network)

LUNCHTIME INNOVATION PANEL:

Facilitated by Judy Cockerton, Treehouse Foundation
With Derenda Schubert (Bridge Meadows, Oregon), Jodi Rosenbaum (More Than Words), Mary Walachy (George & Irene Davis Foundation), Ryann Blackshere (Fostering Media Connections)

AFTERNOON SESSIONS:

  • Creating Collaborative Social Change: An interactive presentation engaging meaningful input to set the course for Re-Envisioning Foster Care in the region. Facilitated by Marianne Hughes (Interaction Institute for Social Change)

CALL TO ACTION:

Specific Ways To Become An Active Participant in the Re-Envisioning Foster Care Initiative!

Facilitated by Hal Grotevant
Rudd Center for Adoption Research @ UMass Amherst
Hear Our Voices:
Youth from the Region Share Their Perspectives on Re-Envisioning Foster Care
Facilitated by Chris Langelier of the Treehouse Community

Conference & Lunch: $45

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