2010: Moving Forward!
Moving Forward!, our 21st annual statewide conference, offered the most current research and practice information for parents and professionals via dynamic, nationally-known keynote speakers and experts in child welfare and related fields in 30 different workshop presentations. Child welfare is a challenging field but one where the possibility of progress inspires us all – whether on the implementation of statewide policy to improve families’ lives or on the individual level where a child getting herself independently dressed for school can fill a parent with joy. The conference offered participants an opportunity to become current on law and policy; learn new skills and strategies to work with families and children; and network with other parents and professionals.
Additional conference features included a reception featuring Flame the Band! and the NYS Premiere of Living Adoption: Gay Parents Speak, a new training video for adoptive parents and the professionals who work with them.