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Lifelong Connections: How to Facilitate Open Contact in Foster Care and Adoption
CLE credit approved! 1.0 general, 0.5 ethics, & 1.5 adoption law certification credit!

Adoption attorney Maria Bates, members of Florida Youth SHINE, and an adoptive mom will explore the importance of maintaining connections to birth family for youth adopted from state care. The session will prepare participants to facilitate solid “open contact” post-adoption relationships. It will provide resources for reducing and resolving breakdowns before and after the transfer of parental rights. It will also address the ethics and advocacy opportunities in forging these relationships.

3:00pm - 5:00pm EST

Closed captioning will be available

Sponsored by @Florida's Children First and @Florida Youth SHINE. Florida Youth SHINE is a youth-run, peer-driven organization that empowers current and former youth in foster care to become leaders and advocates within their communities. We are proudly supported by Florida's Children First. Our goal is to share our stories and experiences in order to improve the system of care for our brothers and sisters currently in care and for those who have yet to enter care.

Jun 15, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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