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We’re headed back to Daytona Beach. The Hilton Oceanside has been completely updated since our last visit in 2012.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Florida FAPA, I would like to welcome you to the 23rdAnnual Florida FAPA Education Conference. We are so excited to have parents from around the state gather in Daytona Beach for a weekend of Support, Advocacy and Education!
Below are a few details that we thought might be helpful to know before you arrived:
Meet & Greet at 7:30 pm Friday – Cabana 113,
Downstairs, outside the hotel in front of the Boardwalk. This is a great opportunity to network with other foster, adoptive and kinship families from around Florida. Come join us, we will be serving light refreshments!
QPI Levels of Licensing – Saturday 7 pm – Coquina Ballroom
Join us for a discussion QPI around new Licensing Levels of Care around Kinship foster parents. This will be in Coquina Ballroom.
ALL INVITED TO SUNDAY BREAKFAST
Please join us on Sunday for breakfast in the Coquina Ballroom. This year our Closing will include something for everyone! Please bring your entire family, including young children and all NexGen youth, as we enjoy breakfast and a unique family Closing to our 2019 Conference.
Any questions contact Trudy Petkovich, 305-213-6627, Trudy@ FloridaFAPA.org.
Safe travels, and we will see you when you arrive!
Florida FAPA, Conference Chair
|Friday, June 21|
|Adult Registration||10:30 – 5:00|
|NexGen (10-18) Registration||12:30 – 1:30|
|NexGen (10-18) One Voice Impact||1:30 – 4:30|
|Training||1:30 – 3:00|
|Snack||3:00 – 3:30|
|Opening Session/Keynote||3:30 – 4:30|
|NexGen (10-18) Pickup||5:00|
|Meet & Greet||7:30-9:00 PM|
|Saturday, June 22|
|Adult Registration||8:00 – 12:00|
|NexGen (10-18) Registration/Checkin||8:30-9:00|
|NexGen (10-18) One Voice Impact/Urban Surf||9:00 – 5:00|
|Breakfast||8:00 – 9:00|
|Training||9:15 – 10:45|
|Training||11:00 – 12:30|
|Lunch/Keynote/Awards||12:45 – 2:15|
|Training||2:30 – 4:00|
|Training — President’s Council Meeting||4:15 – 4:45|
|NexGen (10-18) Pickup||5:00|
|QPI Meeting||7:30-8:30 PM|
|Sunday, June 23|
|Breakfast (Everyone) – Keynote||8:30 – 10:30|
|Reaching New Levels in Foster Home Licensing||Courtney Smith||Coquina A|
|Special Education: An Overview||Katie Kelly PhD., Esq.||Coquina B|
|Self Care for Foster Parents||Lori Bainbridge||Coquina C|
|Early Intervention:When and How||Janine Conley||Coquina F|
|Lost Connections: How Children Get Negative Labels||Erin Wirsing||Coquina G|
|Post Adoption Support and Services||Valerie J Proctor||Coquina H|
|Saturday Session 1|
|Martie Gillen||Trauma, Brain Development, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)||Coquina A|
|Jerra Wisecup||A Foundation for Co-Parenting||Coquina B|
|Dr. Elizabeth Wynter||Unadoptable is Unacceptable||Coquina C|
|Heather Rosenberg||Improving Placement Stability, Retention and Recruitment Through Creative Interventions||Coquina F|
|Carol Edwards||Maintaining Cultural Connections||Coquina G|
|Chris Lolley||Resilience – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope||Coquina H|
|Saturday Session 2|
|Sandra and Stephen Hogue||Divorce Proof your Marriage||Coquina A|
|Graham Perkovich||Trauma Informed Interventions||Coquina B|
|Stephanie Love||Unique Educational Opportunities Available to Children in Fostercare||Coquina C|
|Naby Baig||Sunshine Health’s Child Welfare Specialty Plan||Coquina F|
|Vivian Bell plus copresenter||What is Coparenting and Why it is Important||Coquina G|
|David Finucane||Keys to Independence||Coquina H|
|Saturday Session 3|
|Jamie G Averett||Quality Parenting: Values that Support Excellent Parenting and Help Children Thrive||Coquina A|
|Jonathan Petree||Family Protection Methods||Coquina B|
|Kristin Hoffman, Ph.D.||Trauma-Informed Parenting: Strategies for Fostering Attachment & Psychological Safety||Coquina C|
|Paul Vernon||Safety of the Children in your vehicle||Coquina F|
|Anjali Van Drie||Caring for a Child with Autism: Behavior Management and Beyond||Coquina G|
|Coleen LaCosta||Life in the F.A.S.T. Lane – Understanding and Supporting Foster Parents Through Allegations||Coquina H|
The 2019 FloridaFAPA Awards Nominations must be received by May 8, 2019. Below are the awards and their criteria:
Please provide information about EACH of the following 6 items:
Submit to Gay Frizzell, Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) Advisor at: email@example.com
Please call 305-213-6627 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
FloridaFAPA is pleased to announce the call for Workshop Proposals. The Annual conference will host over 300 foster, adoptive, kinship caregivers and child welfare professionals. Do you have expertise to share? We are looking for sessions that emphasize trauma informed care, adoption process, human trafficking, understanding the court system, importance of GAL, early childhood courts, empowering youth, recruitment and more!
Show off your business in front of more than 300 families and professionals active within the child welfare system for 3 days. You can provide hands-on experience and meet new customers while supporting FloridaFAPA.
There are multiple levels of sponsorships available if you or your company want to support FloridaFAPA or even just to provide a scholarship for a foster or adoptive family to attend the conference. Click here to see the sponsorship packet.
June 22 7– 8 pm; Topics to be discussed: Kinship Care, GAP, Level 1 Licensing. FEATURED SPEAKERS: Phyllis Stevens, Kinship Caregiver & QPI National Advocate and Courtney Smith, DCF Permanency & Well Being Manager Click here for the QPI meeting flyer.