2019 Journal of Proceedings
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Board of Directors

 

2019 AEA NATIONAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

GENERAL SESSIONS

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  1. What Inspired You to Lead: A Historical Perspective from Experienced Leaders in Adoption
    Panel presented by Ernesto Loperena, former Board President of AEA, Jane Morgan at the Children's Bureau, and Bob Rooks at Florida's Adoption Information Center

     Abstract 

  2. Adoption Leadership Today: Perspectives on the Current Challenges and Opportunities Facing Leaders in Adoption Now
    Facilitated by Deborah Burrus at Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
    Panel presented by Darlene Allen at Adoption Rhode Island, Maria Quintanilla at Latino Family Institute, Inc, and Oriana Carey at Coalition of Children, Youth and Families

     Abstract 

  3. Inspiring Future Leaders in Adoption: The Next Generation
    Facilitated by Heidi Raubenolt at Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange
    Panel presented by University of Central Florida student scholars; Sarah Sullivan, Rebekah Marks, Jillian Finkelstein, and Sylvia Revangile

  4.  Abstract 


Generosity of Spirit award winner

ADOPTION PROFESSIONAL TRACK

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  1. Recruiting and Retaining Rural African American Adoptive Families: Strategies for Success
  2. Presented by Joe Haynes at Adoption Advocacy and Ruth McRoy at Boston College School of Social Work

     Abstract 


  3. Effective Photolisting: Best Practices for Developing Strengths-Based Narratives
  4. Presented by Mary Boo and Tracy Serdjenian at AdoptUSKids 

     Abstract      Presentation 


  5. A Call To Action: Setting up a System to Serve Families Moving Toward or Already Achieved Adoption or Guardianship
  6. Presented by Melinda Lis and Leslie Cohen at Spaulding for Children

     Abstract      Presentation 


    General Session panel

  7. Beyond the Profile: Reimagining Recruitment Content and putting Youth Voices First Presented by Nick Baumgartner and Jessica Tholmer at Northwest Adoption Exchange

  8.  Abstract 

  9. Developing and Supporting Prospective and Current Adoptive Parents
  10. Presented by Britt Cloudsdale at North Carolina Division of Social Services and Deborah Burrus at Georgia Division of Children and Family Service

     Abstract 1     Abstract 2 

  11. Increasing Positive Outcomes in the Post-Adoption Experience through Trauma-Informed Parent Education and Innovative Practices
  12. Presented by Ashley Beckwith and Paige Ross at Heartland for Children

     Abstract 


    Awards Luncheon

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  13. Getting to Know You: Innovative Strategies for Increasing Adoptability for Older Youth in Child Welfare
  14. Cindy Adams at Washoe County Human Services Agency

     Abstract      Presentation 


  15. Developing an Adoption Competent Network of Providers
  16. Presented by Melinda Lis at Spaulding for Children and John Webb at New Jersey Department of Children and Families

     Abstract 


  17. New Policy & Practice Assessment Tool for Organizations Serving LGBTQ Youth and Families
  18. Presented by Alison Delpercio at Human Rights Campaign Foundation

     Abstract 


    Match Event Lunch & Learn


  19. Collaborating to Prevent Re-entry After Adoption
  20. Presented by Wendy Spoerl at Adopt America Network and Genevieve Stults at The National Exchange Club

     Abstract 

  21. NTI: Supporting Permanency through Adoption Competent Mental Health Service
  22. Presented by Lisa Maynard and Dawn Wilson at Center for Adoption Support and Education

     Abstract     Presentation     Handout 


  23. The Art of Recruitment: What We Are Doing Well and What We Can Do
  24. Presented by Adrienne Jubilee at Center for Adoption Support and Education

     Abstract 



General Session

 EXECUTIVE TRACK

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  1. Scaling Wendy's Wonderful Kids - A Colorado Example
    Presented by Lauren Arnold at The Adoption Exchange, Jennifer Justice and Rita Soronen at the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

  2.  Abstract 

  3. Brain Based Leadership
    Presented by Janice Goldwater at Adoptions Together, Inc.

  4.  Abstract 

  5. Non-Social Workers Doing Social Work: How Interdisciplinary Teams Provide Effective Recruitment
    Presented by Anna Wolak at Indiana Adoption Program, Children's Bureau, Inc. and Heidi Raubenolt at Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange, Judson Center

     Abstract 


    General Session                                Wednesday's Child Award winner      Welcome Reception

STUDENT/EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONAL TRACK

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  1. Opportunities in the Adoption Field
  2. Presented by Dr. Jackie Wilson at Three Rivers Adoption Council

     Abstract 

  3. Speed Networking for Social Work Students: Connect with Peers and Employers


    University of Central Florida Student Scholars

 

2019 NATIONAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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