Adoption Conference Schedule: 2012 AIC

“Best Interests of the Child?”

Race, Religion, and Rescue in Adoption

October 18-20th 2012

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18TH
5:00-5:15pm Introduction & Master of Ceremony
5:15-6:00pm Keynote Speaker- Erin Siegal, M.S., Author of Finding Fernanda (Cathexis Press, 2011)
6:00- 6:45 Buffet Dinner (Pasta)
6:45-8:30 Films- Fly Away Children (Geoghegan, 2009) and excerpts from Rescued (Hedrick, 2012) followed by discussion
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH
8:45-9:00am Introduction
9:00-9:45am Keynote Speaker- David Smolin, JD, Law Professor, Samford University
9:45-10:00am Break
10:00-11:00 am Breakout Sessions #1
11:00-11:30am Ambassador Susan Jacobs, Special Advisor to the Secretary for Children’s Issues, U.S. Department of State
11:30am-Noon Awards
Noon-1:00pm Lunch – Society for Adoptee Professionals in Adoption (SAPA) Launch
1:00-2:30pm Breakout Sessions #2
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-4:30pm Keynote Panel- Race, Religion, and Rescue in AdoptionFr. Tom Brosnan, MDiv, MFA, Pastor, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Bayside, NY (Moderator)

Lynn Gabbard, M.S., Lutheran Social Services of New England

Beth Hall, Director, PACT, An Adoption Alliance

Michael Monroe, Tapestry Adoption and Foster Care Ministry

Jennifer Sartori, Ph.D., Associate Director of Jewish Studies, Northeaster University

Darron Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Wichita State University

TBA Adult Adoptee Dinner
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH
9:00-9:15am Break
9:15-10:00am Keynote Speaker- Darron Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Wichita State University
10:00-10:45am Keynote Speaker- Jae Ran Kim, MSW, Doctoral Candidate, University of Minnesota
10:45-11:00am Break
11:00-12:00am Performance by Susan Harris O’Connor, MSW, Children’s Services of Roxbury
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:30pm Breakout Sessions #3
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45pm- 3:15pm Breakout Sessions #4
3:15pm-3:30pm Break
3:30-5:00pm Keynote Panel- Religion and Race for Adult AdopteesJohn Raible, Ed.D, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Moderator)

Subini Annamma, MA, Doctoral Candidate, University of Colorado at Boulder

Melanie Chung-Sherman, LCSW, LCPAA, PLLC, Independent Practice

Steve Kalb, MSW, Holt International Children’s Services

Jae Ran Kim, MSW, Doctoral Candidate, University of Minnesota

Susan Harris O’Connor, MSW, Children’s Services of Roxbury

5pm Closing Wine & Cheese Book Signing

 

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