Schedule of Training Sessions and Events


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September 2018

Adoption Assistance Program Presents:  Care Scholars Presentation.  Carlos Soler, CCSU Care Scholars Director.  Thursday, September 6, 2018; 9:30-12:30pm.  Klingberg Family Centers.  Email Karen Annis to RSVP.

SPED CT Presents:  What You Need to Know About Special Education.  Every year, SpEdConnecticut gathers some of the most admired professionals in their fields to speak about special education law and practices.   Starting September 11, every Tuesday from 9 am-noon at the SPED CT office, 75 Charter Oak Ave, St 1-105 in Hartford. Call 860-560-1711 for additional information.

CT Council on Adoption Presents: Collaboration with Probate Courts. Attorney Barbara Ruhe, Attorney Bonnie Bennet (Probate Administration) and retired Judge Robert Killian will speak about current practices and offer the opportunity for dialogue and questions about adoptions in our state.  Thursday, September 13, 2018; 10am-12pm.  Held at CAFAF, 2189 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT.   RSVP to Susan

Wellmore Behavioral Health Presents:  Care Coordination Orientation.  Join to learn about the Care Coordination and wrap around process.  Meets the first Thursday of each month, 9:30am-10:30am.  Wellmore, 30 Peck Road, Suite 2203, Torrington, CT .  For more information, contact Tim Cunningham at 860-626-7007 ext. 106.

Family and Children’s Agency Presents: Monthly support group for adoptive parents who raise challenging children.  Held the 2nd Tuesday of month in Newtown from 7pm-9pm and the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm-8:30pm in Branford.  Beginning week of August 28.  Contact Nancy Horowitz, 203-868-9380 for additional information.

Growing Potential Counseling and Consulting Presents:  Social Skills Groups for all ages.  See Flyer for additional information and contact.

October 2018

Family Affirmation Center Presents:  8 Week Parenting Group  – closed group for parents touched by adoption, kinship or  guardianship.  Foster parents who are identified as “pre-adoptive” who have their identified child residing with them may also find this group useful.  Tuesdays 6:30-8pm, beginning October 16, 2018 for 8 weeks.  Some of the topics covered will include Loss and Grief, Openness, Helping kids regulate emotions, and understanding the impact of trauma on child development!  Contact Ely or Karen at (860) 896-5331 for more information and to sign up.  Seating is limited and light refreshments will be provided.

Forever Families Through Adoption Presents: Adoption: Everything You Need to Know FREE Information Session.  Tuesday, October 23, 2018; 6:00-7:30pm.  Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, One Haseco Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573.  This free event is open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive or prospective adoptive parents, and adoptees. Come learn about the domestic adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption.  Contact Jaquelin Granados at to learn more.

 Link Center Presents:  Planning a Life: A Conference on Transition.  October 25 and 26, 2018.  Hosted by the Federation of Children with Special Needs at the Brockton Area Arc in Brockton, MA.  For more information, go to


November 2018 – Happy National Adoption Month

CT Council on Adoption Presents:   CT Council on Adoption’s Annual Conference.   “Progressing From Child Placement to Family Success.  Presenters:  Adam Pertman and Allison Davis-Maxon, LMFT.  Thursday, November 1, 2018

Annie C. Courtney Foundation Presents:  3rd Annual National Adoption Month Adoption Fair!  November 3, 2018, 1pm-5pm.  Free and open to the public.  Held at United Church of Christ, 283 Main Street North, Soutbury, CT.