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Monday April 29, 2019


General Session 1

What Inspires You to Lead: A Historical Perspective from Experienced Leaders in Adoption

Adoption Professional Track 1

Recruiting and Retaining Rural African Adoptive Families: Strategies for Success
Adoption Professional Track 2 Effective Photolisting: Best Practices for Developing Strengths-Based Narrative   

Executive Track 1

Scaling Wendy's Wonderful Kids - A Colorado Example  

Breaking Down Barriers to Adoption: National Match Event Lunch & Learn


Adoption Professional Track 3

A Call to Action: Setting up a System to Serve Families Moving Toward of Already Achieved Adoption or Guardianship

Adoption Professional Track 4

Beyond the Profile: Reimagining Recruitment Content and Putting Youth Voices First

Executive Track 2

Brain Based Leadership

Adoption Professional Track 5

Developing and Supporting Perspective and Current Adoptive Parents

Adoption Professional Track 6

Increasing Positive Outcomes in the Post-Adoption Experience through Trauma-Informed Parent Education and Innovative Practices

Adoption Professional Track 7

Getting to Know You: Innovative Strategies for Increasing Adoptability for Older Youth in Child Welfare 

Executive Track 3

Non-Social-Workers Doing Social Work: How Interdisciplinary Teams Provide Effective Recruitment 

AEA Welcome and Networking Reception and Silent Auction


 Tuesday April 30, 2019


General Session 2

Adoption Leadership Today: Perspectives on the Current Challenges and Opportunities Facing Leaders in Adoption Now

Adoption Professional Track 8

Developing an Adoption Competent Network of Providers

Adoption Professional Track 9

New Policy& Practice Assessment Tool for Organizations Serving LGBTQ Youth & Families 

Adoption Professional Track 10

Collaborating to Prevent Re-entry After Adoption: Adopt America Network and National Exchange Parent Aide Program Explore a Collaborative Approach to Prevent Adoption Disruption and Dissolution 

Student/Early Career Professional Track 1

Opportunities in the Adoption Field 

AEA National Awards Luncheon & Keynote Address


Adoption Professional Track 11

NTI: Supporting Permanency through Adoption Competent Mental Health Service

Adoption Professional Track 12

The Art of Recruitment: What We Are Doing Well and What We Can Do 

Student/Early Career Professional Track 2

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

General Session 3

Inspiring Leaders in Adoption: The Next Generation