July 20, 2017
2017 NACAC Conference
The North American Council on Adoptive Children presents the 43rd Annual NACAC Conference. The Conference will be held July 20-22, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. Please click here for additional details.
Scholarships are also available for caregivers that want to attend the Conference.
Adoptive, kinship, and foster parents; child welfare professionals; adoptees; foster care alumni; and other child advocates will be attending the conference as presenters and audience members.
The NACAC conference - the most comprehensive adoption conference in North America - will feature more than 80 workshops by expert professionals and parents addressing a wide variety of current foster care and adoption topics.
To apply for a full scholarship that may include hotel (for travel of 50 miles or more from home to site), conference registration, and parking. In the email, provide your full name, spouse/partner's name, address and phone number. Your information will be submitted to DFCS and if selected, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for registering. If interested email Brenda.Gillespie@gacrs.org
Please note that there will not be any child care provided.
The NACAC conference offers a unique opportunity for you to learn about national concerns and responses to being an adoptive parent or caregiver for children and youth. Join in and learn more about resources and services available nationally and in Georgia. The application deadline is June 16th so please don't delay. We want to see you there!!
Fatherhood in the Adoption and Foster Care System: Part 2
According to Dr. Moore, Father Involvement is "THE ANSWER, we've all have been waiting for!" In this workshop, Dr. Moore will explore the role of fatherhood in the adoption and foster care system. Dr. Moore will engage attendees in a critical dialogue regarding fatherlessness and its impact on child development. Dr. Moore will provide his unique clinical perspective about fatherlessness, and then will examine the unique and often complex needs of children (male and female) from a developmental, life-span perspective. In this workshop, Dr. Moore will address ways to promote father involvement within the family system, utilizing a leadership framework and will address ways fathers in the adoption and foster care system can be proactive during the child-rearing process