Nov
9
9:00am 9:00am

Adoption Today: Navigating Complexities in Family Relationships and Broader Society with Harold D. Grotevant, PhD 

Thursday, November 9, 2017 Fantasia, North Haven 

Adoption Today: Navigating Complexities in Family Relationships and Broader Society with Harold D. Grotevant, PhD 

Contemporary adoption in the U.S. involves complex family situations that require understanding of how families navigate differences in background and family composition. This training addresses the adoption of children across racial, ethnic, and cultural lines in the context of family and community; as well as how adoptive family members navigate contact between members of the child’s adoptive and birth families within the contexts of domestic, foster care, and international adoptions from placement into young adulthood.

Harold D. Grotevant, PhD, holds the Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he founded and directs the Rudd Adoption Research Program. His research focuses on relationships in adoptive families, open adoption, and on identity development in adolescents and young adults.

This all-day conference will include a buffet lunch and 5 continuing education credits to be approved by the CT Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. This training will be an excellent opportunity for both adoptive parents and professionals to celebrate 2017 National Adoption Month! 

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Sep
21
10:00am10:00am

Fall PRACTICE FORUM

Please join your colleagues to view Resilience, a documentary about Adverse Childhood Experiences and the efforts being made to help individuals and families who are affected by childhood traumatic stress.   Dr. Alice Forrester,  Executive Director of the Clifford Beers Clinic, which is featured in the film,  will be our guest speaker along with Kathleen Callahan, Trauma and Gender Coordinator for The CT Women’s Consortium.

September 21, 2017, 10-12
CAFAF,  2189 Silas Deane Highway, 
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Free to CCA Members. Space is Limited!
RSVP to susanm@afth.org  by 9/19

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ANNUAL MEMBER LUNCHEON
Jun
9
10:00am10:00am

ANNUAL MEMBER LUNCHEON

CCA's Annual Luncheon
FRIDAY JUNE 9th 10am-3pm
Dakota's in Rocky Hill

MORNING PROGRAM- Cultural Competency Training (1.5 CEU's available)
10:30am-noon
Provided by Training and Learning for Clinicians
FREE for CCA members
$15 for non-members

LUNCHEON, ANNUAL AWARD & AFTERNOON PROGRAM
Registration begins at noon
$35 exclusively for CCA members
$20 for renewal or new CCA membership (keep your support going!)

CCA Annual Members Meeting to follow. Please stay and sign up to join a committee for the 2017-2018 year!

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Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE
Dec
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE

Calo Programs to Bring Award Winning Show for Extensive Tour Coinciding with National Adoption Month

Can you imagine not knowing your own identity? That’s the reality for millions of adoptees and the focus of Suzanne Bachner’s award-winning show, The Good Adoptee, which will tour Connecticut between Oct. 22 and Dec 9th to help garner support for restoring Connecticut adoptees’ access to their original birth certificates. Each performance will include a post-show Talk Back with Suzanne Bachner and Anna Bridgforth who stars in the production.

The Good Adoptee, a one woman play, that chronicles Susan Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of sealed records. The show is a gripping mystery and often hilarious adventure. The show had its world premiere last fall in the United Solo Theatre Festival where it won the Awards for Best Autobiographical Script, Suzanne Bachner and Best Actress, Anna Bridgforth.

ShowTimes around Connecticut:

1.      Saturday, Oct. 22, 6 pm, United Methodist Church, Hamden

2.      Friday, Nov. 11, 8 pm, First Congregational Church, Ridgefield

3.      Saturday, Nov. 12, 2 pm, Charter Oak Culture Center, Hartford

4.      Friday, Nov. 18, 8 pm, First Church of Christ, New Haven

5.      Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 pm, University of Connecticut, Stamford

6.      Friday, Dec. 2, 8 pm, Episcopal Church, Enfield

7.      Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 pm, Questers Way, Mansfield

To see the trailer and learn more go to http://www.caloprograms.com/the-good-adoptee.html

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Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE
Dec
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE

Calo Programs to Bring Award Winning Show for Extensive Tour Coinciding with National Adoption Month

Can you imagine not knowing your own identity? That’s the reality for millions of adoptees and the focus of Suzanne Bachner’s award-winning show, The Good Adoptee, which will tour Connecticut between Oct. 22 and Dec 9th to help garner support for restoring Connecticut adoptees’ access to their original birth certificates. Each performance will include a post-show Talk Back with Suzanne Bachner and Anna Bridgforth who stars in the production.

The Good Adoptee, a one woman play, that chronicles Susan Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of sealed records. The show is a gripping mystery and often hilarious adventure. The show had its world premiere last fall in the United Solo Theatre Festival where it won the Awards for Best Autobiographical Script, Suzanne Bachner and Best Actress, Anna Bridgforth.

ShowTimes around Connecticut:

1.      Saturday, Oct. 22, 6 pm, United Methodist Church, Hamden

2.      Friday, Nov. 11, 8 pm, First Congregational Church, Ridgefield

3.      Saturday, Nov. 12, 2 pm, Charter Oak Culture Center, Hartford

4.      Friday, Nov. 18, 8 pm, First Church of Christ, New Haven

5.      Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 pm, University of Connecticut, Stamford

6.      Friday, Dec. 2, 8 pm, Episcopal Church, Enfield

7.      Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 pm, Questers Way, Mansfield

To see the trailer and learn more go to http://www.caloprograms.com/the-good-adoptee.html

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Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE
Nov
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE

Calo Programs to Bring Award Winning Show for Extensive Tour Coinciding with National Adoption Month

Can you imagine not knowing your own identity? That’s the reality for millions of adoptees and the focus of Suzanne Bachner’s award-winning show, The Good Adoptee, which will tour Connecticut between Oct. 22 and Dec 9th to help garner support for restoring Connecticut adoptees’ access to their original birth certificates. Each performance will include a post-show Talk Back with Suzanne Bachner and Anna Bridgforth who stars in the production.

The Good Adoptee, a one woman play, that chronicles Susan Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of sealed records. The show is a gripping mystery and often hilarious adventure. The show had its world premiere last fall in the United Solo Theatre Festival where it won the Awards for Best Autobiographical Script, Suzanne Bachner and Best Actress, Anna Bridgforth.

ShowTimes around Connecticut:

1.      Saturday, Oct. 22, 6 pm, United Methodist Church, Hamden

2.      Friday, Nov. 11, 8 pm, First Congregational Church, Ridgefield

3.      Saturday, Nov. 12, 2 pm, Charter Oak Culture Center, Hartford

4.      Friday, Nov. 18, 8 pm, First Church of Christ, New Haven

5.      Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 pm, University of Connecticut, Stamford

6.      Friday, Dec. 2, 8 pm, Episcopal Church, Enfield

7.      Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 pm, Questers Way, Mansfield

To see the trailer and learn more go to http://www.caloprograms.com/the-good-adoptee.html

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Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE
Nov
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE

Calo Programs to Bring Award Winning Show for Extensive Tour Coinciding with National Adoption Month

Can you imagine not knowing your own identity? That’s the reality for millions of adoptees and the focus of Suzanne Bachner’s award-winning show, The Good Adoptee, which will tour Connecticut between Oct. 22 and Dec 9th to help garner support for restoring Connecticut adoptees’ access to their original birth certificates. Each performance will include a post-show Talk Back with Suzanne Bachner and Anna Bridgforth who stars in the production.

The Good Adoptee, a one woman play, that chronicles Susan Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of sealed records. The show is a gripping mystery and often hilarious adventure. The show had its world premiere last fall in the United Solo Theatre Festival where it won the Awards for Best Autobiographical Script, Suzanne Bachner and Best Actress, Anna Bridgforth.

ShowTimes around Connecticut:

1.      Saturday, Oct. 22, 6 pm, United Methodist Church, Hamden

2.      Friday, Nov. 11, 8 pm, First Congregational Church, Ridgefield

3.      Saturday, Nov. 12, 2 pm, Charter Oak Culture Center, Hartford

4.      Friday, Nov. 18, 8 pm, First Church of Christ, New Haven

5.      Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 pm, University of Connecticut, Stamford

6.      Friday, Dec. 2, 8 pm, Episcopal Church, Enfield

7.      Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 pm, Questers Way, Mansfield

To see the trailer and learn more go to http://www.caloprograms.com/the-good-adoptee.html

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Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE
Nov
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE

Calo Programs to Bring Award Winning Show for Extensive Tour Coinciding with National Adoption Month

Can you imagine not knowing your own identity? That’s the reality for millions of adoptees and the focus of Suzanne Bachner’s award-winning show, The Good Adoptee, which will tour Connecticut between Oct. 22 and Dec 9th to help garner support for restoring Connecticut adoptees’ access to their original birth certificates. Each performance will include a post-show Talk Back with Suzanne Bachner and Anna Bridgforth who stars in the production.

The Good Adoptee, a one woman play, that chronicles Susan Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of sealed records. The show is a gripping mystery and often hilarious adventure. The show had its world premiere last fall in the United Solo Theatre Festival where it won the Awards for Best Autobiographical Script, Suzanne Bachner and Best Actress, Anna Bridgforth.

ShowTimes around Connecticut:

1.      Saturday, Oct. 22, 6 pm, United Methodist Church, Hamden

2.      Friday, Nov. 11, 8 pm, First Congregational Church, Ridgefield

3.      Saturday, Nov. 12, 2 pm, Charter Oak Culture Center, Hartford

4.      Friday, Nov. 18, 8 pm, First Church of Christ, New Haven

5.      Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 pm, University of Connecticut, Stamford

6.      Friday, Dec. 2, 8 pm, Episcopal Church, Enfield

7.      Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 pm, Questers Way, Mansfield

To see the trailer and learn more go to http://www.caloprograms.com/the-good-adoptee.html

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Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE
Nov
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE

Calo Programs to Bring Award Winning Show for Extensive Tour Coinciding with National Adoption Month

Can you imagine not knowing your own identity? That’s the reality for millions of adoptees and the focus of Suzanne Bachner’s award-winning show, The Good Adoptee, which will tour Connecticut between Oct. 22 and Dec 9th to help garner support for restoring Connecticut adoptees’ access to their original birth certificates. Each performance will include a post-show Talk Back with Suzanne Bachner and Anna Bridgforth who stars in the production.

The Good Adoptee, a one woman play, that chronicles Susan Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of sealed records. The show is a gripping mystery and often hilarious adventure. The show had its world premiere last fall in the United Solo Theatre Festival where it won the Awards for Best Autobiographical Script, Suzanne Bachner and Best Actress, Anna Bridgforth.

ShowTimes around Connecticut:

1.      Saturday, Oct. 22, 6 pm, United Methodist Church, Hamden

2.      Friday, Nov. 11, 8 pm, First Congregational Church, Ridgefield

3.      Saturday, Nov. 12, 2 pm, Charter Oak Culture Center, Hartford

4.      Friday, Nov. 18, 8 pm, First Church of Christ, New Haven

5.      Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 pm, University of Connecticut, Stamford

6.      Friday, Dec. 2, 8 pm, Episcopal Church, Enfield

7.      Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 pm, Questers Way, Mansfield

To see the trailer and learn more go to http://www.caloprograms.com/the-good-adoptee.html

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Heather Forbes
Nov
4
8:00am 8:00am

Heather Forbes

Registration is FULL!

CCA wishes to thank everyone for their interest in attending the training, however, we are at full capacity and will not able to accept registrations or walk-ins at the door.

Thank you to All who have registered and we are looking forward to an exciting conference with Heather Forbes.  We strongly encourage car-pooling as parking space is limited.

Heather Forbes presents Beyond Consequences

November 4, 2016 from 8am-4pm

Presented at Fantasia in North Haven, CT

Co-sponsored by the Adoption Assistance Program and Touched by Adoption.

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Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE
Oct
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Play: THE GOOD ADOPTEE

Calo Programs to Bring Award Winning Show for Extensive Tour Coinciding with National Adoption Month

Can you imagine not knowing your own identity? That’s the reality for millions of adoptees and the focus of Suzanne Bachner’s award-winning show, The Good Adoptee, which will tour Connecticut between Oct. 22 and Dec 9th to help garner support for restoring Connecticut adoptees’ access to their original birth certificates. Each performance will include a post-show Talk Back with Suzanne Bachner and Anna Bridgforth who stars in the production.

The Good Adoptee, a one woman play, that chronicles Susan Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of sealed records. The show is a gripping mystery and often hilarious adventure. The show had its world premiere last fall in the United Solo Theatre Festival where it won the Awards for Best Autobiographical Script, Suzanne Bachner and Best Actress, Anna Bridgforth.

ShowTimes around Connecticut:

1.      Saturday, Oct. 22, 6 pm, United Methodist Church, Hamden

2.      Friday, Nov. 11, 8 pm, First Congregational Church, Ridgefield

3.      Saturday, Nov. 12, 2 pm, Charter Oak Culture Center, Hartford

4.      Friday, Nov. 18, 8 pm, First Church of Christ, New Haven

5.      Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 pm, University of Connecticut, Stamford

6.      Friday, Dec. 2, 8 pm, Episcopal Church, Enfield

7.      Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 pm, Questers Way, Mansfield

To see the trailer and learn more go to http://www.caloprograms.com/the-good-adoptee.html

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Jun
17
10:30am10:30am

2016 Annual Luncheon

CT Council on Adoption’s 40th Anniversary Luncheon & Meeting

We welcome the community for the morning training, and all CCA members for the Luncheon. Sign up to be a member with your Training & Luncheon registration!

Featuring guest speaker Lorna LIttle, LCSW

Optional morning Training: “Overview of Sensory Processing” by Marie L. Mancini-Oliveira, MS, OTR/L

June 17, 2016

10:30am - noon: Morning Training Session

12:30pm - 3:30pm: Luncheon & Annual Meeting

Dakota Restaurant in Rocky Hill

 

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November Training with Jayne Schooler
Nov
6
8:00am 8:00am

November Training with Jayne Schooler

November 6, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Morning Session
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Resource Fair

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Session

When our children enter our foster and adoptive homes from a history of abuse, trauma and loss, they come with needs, behaviors, and beliefs that have interrupted their healthy growth and development. This workshop, which focuses on four primary essentials of trauma informed parenting, explores the impact of early childhood trauma and offers strategies to maximize a child’s sense of felt safety, help a child to learn to manage overwhelming emotions and behaviors, and how to talk to a child about his past. The workshop will conclude with a discus- sion on a most important topic self-care. Participants will leave with new strategies and practical tools to aid them in cultivating a restorative and healing environment for vulnerable children.

This training is pending approval through NASW for 5.5 continuing education credits. This is included in your registration costs. Proof of attendance is also available for Foster Care Parents.

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Talking to Your Kids About Adoption - Adoptions From The Heart
Nov
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Talking to Your Kids About Adoption - Adoptions From The Heart

Please join us on Monday November 2nd at 7pm at Glastonbury's Welles-Turner Library. Melanie Winkler, LPC will present a workshop exploring children's understanding of adoption at the different developmental levels and provide tools to effectively communicate about birth parents, differences in how families are made, sharing information with friends and peers, and handling the "hard stuff" when talking with children about adoption.

Register today at: http://afth.org/calendar-of-events/

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The Connecticut Counseling Association Annual Event
Apr
24
11:30am11:30am

The Connecticut Counseling Association Annual Event

CCA attending CCA's annual event!

This allowed the LPC community to learn more about the special issues related to helping families who are considering adoption or have already adopted. The display and our helpful volunteers Runa and Noreen were warmly welcomed. Events like this are made possible by your membership and our volunteer's dedication.

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