Below are the handouts for the NACAC conference and the lunch session join links.

Wednesday, August 26

It’s All About the Presentation
Michael Sanders, MSW, LISW, 220 Experience, Georgia; Jamole Callahan, 220 Experience, Ohio; & Adrian McLemore, 220 Experience, Maryland

Handout: W01_Sanders_Handout

Hitting the Mark! Targeted Recruitment Strategies
Denise Goodman, PhD, trainer/consultant, Ohio

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Adoption and Other Options for Teens
Barry Chaffkin, LCSW, & Bryan Hill, LMSW, Fostering Change for Children, New York

Handout: W03_Chaffkin_ Handout

Keeping Children Connected through Adoption or Guardianship with Kin
Jeanette Willis, Sheri Abbey, MSW, & Lois Miller, Advantage Adoptions – OCOC, Texas

Handout: W04_Willis_handout

The Depth and Power of an Adoption Belief System
Jack Brennan, Family Focus Adoption Services, New York

Handout: W05_Jack Brennan_Handout

 

Thursday, August 27

Top 10 Things We Need to Know about Permanency
Karen Moore, RSW, Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth, Ontario

Handout: W06_Moore_Handout

Helping Children Heal from Trauma
Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD, Senior Fellow, ChildTrauma Academy, Texas

Resources related to the session: https://www.bdperry.com/handouts

 

The Correcting Strategies of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®)
Daren Jones, LMSW, Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, Texas

Handout: W08_Jones_Handout

Joy and Sorrow in the Same Cup: Addressing Grief and Loss in Adoption/Permanency
Allison Davis Maxon, LMFT, National Center on Adoption and Permanency, California

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Listening to Those with Lived Experience
April Dinwoodie, June in April LLC, New York; Tia Van Fleet, Alberta; Jarel Skinner-Melendez, New York; & Zoe Bourgeois, New Brunswick

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Friday, August 28

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders from a Trauma Lens
Barb Clark, North American Council on Adoptable Children, Minnesota

Handout: W11_Clark_FASD_Presentation

Becoming a Behavioral Detective
Kim Barthel, BMR, OTR, Relationship Matters, British Columbia

Handout: W12_Barthel_Handout

Lunch Discussion*:
NACAC Program and Services, NACAC staff

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Thriving!: Moving Beyond Trauma-Informed to Nurturing Resilience
Sue Badeau, Badeau Family Books and Consulting, Pennsylvania

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Emotional Regulatory Healing
Jules Alvarado, MA, LPC, Alvarado Consulting and Treatment Group, Colorado

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Self Care Isn’t Selfish
Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH, BraveBrains, Delaware

Handout: W15_Sinarski_SelfCare

Saturday, August 29

Rethinking Challenging Behaviors: Strategies for Parenting Success
Ed Morales, MPP, MSW, LICSW, Socorro Consulting, Minnesota

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Promoting and Supporting Racial Identity and Racial Justice for Transracial Adopted Persons and Families
JaeRan Kim, PhD, University of Washington Tacoma, Social Work and Criminal Justice

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Executive Function: The Missing Diagnosis
John Sobraske, LMHC, LMFT, adoption psychotherapist, New York

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Understanding Openness: From Grief and Loss to Navigating Tough Cases
Angie McMullen & Brandi Kennedy, Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia

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Laughing (Together) in the Face of Challenges: Building Attachment Through Trauma-Informed Parenting
Kim Stevens, M.Ed., North American Council on Adoptable Children, Vermont

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