Schedule of Training Sessions and Events


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March 2018

CT Council on Adoption Presents: Spring Forum:  Search and Reunion.  March 15, 2018; 10am-12pm.  CAFAF, 2189 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT.  Free to CCA Members.  RSVP by 3/7/18 by emailing

UConn Adoption Assistance Program Presents: Introduction to the Science and Principles of Brainspotting.  Presenter: Steve Sawyer, LCSW, Director of Wilderness Programs, CALO.  3 CEU credits (pending).  March 20, 2018;  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  UConn Health, 195 Farmington Avenue, Farmington (Note new location). 3rd Floor. Contact Karen Annis, to register.

CAFAF Presents:  Annual Avenue of Dreams.  Prom dresses, tuxes, accessories, make up and hair styling event for foster and adopted youth.  March 24, 2018.  8am-3pm.  Pratt and Whitney Stadium; 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT.  Attendance is free but registration is required.  To register, go to

Adoptive Family Support Group:  Tuesdays beginning March 27, 2018 through May 8, 2018.  Held at the Hartford Family Institute, 17 S. Highland Street, West Hartford, CT.  Every Tuesday 5:30pm-6:30pm.  This 7 week group will provide support and education to parents of adopted children.  Facilitated by Mary Fournier, LCSW who has been in the adoption field for over 20 years, working with families who have adopted both internationally and domestically.  Mary has experience with search and reunion as well as homeland travel.  Mary is also the adoptive mother of two children from Guatemala.  Cost is $35 per individual and $50 per couple.  Contact Mary at 860-543-2918 or email to register or for additional information.

April 2018

Touched by Adoption Presents: Healing the Dark Side of Adoption:  An Afternoon with Thomas Ahern an Rob Ghent . April 8, 2018; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Christ and Holy Trinity Church, 55 Myrtle Avenue, Westport

May 2018

CAFAF Presents:  23rd Annual Conference:  “If We Only Knew; The Life of a Foster”.  May 4-5, 2018.  Mystic Marriott Hotel, Groton, CT.  For more information, contact CAFAF at 1-800-861-8838.


June 2018

CT Council on Adoption Presents:  The Intersection of Adoption and Teenhood- What You Need to Know and Why.  Presenter: Katie Naftzger.  June 8, 2018; 10:30am-12pm. Luncheon to follow.  Dakota Steak House, Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill.