Calendar of Events

Upcoming Parent Education Opportunities

Additional trainings and classes:

Please contact Utah’s Adoption Connection if you wish to add an event to this website.

March 2017

3/6 - 4/10

Women's Infertility Group

Date: 3/6 - 4/10

Location: 1565 East 3300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Join a small group of women in discussion Mondays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm about the impact of infertility, all in a supportive setting. Open to women on any part of the infertility journey including, fertility treatment, third-party reproduction, adoption or child-free living. Cost: $150 for 6 week group, sliding fee scale by request. More information at: www.utahinfertilityresourcecenter.org

Click here to register

Questions? 385-355-4355

3/23 - 5/25

Discovering Possibilities

Date: 3/23 - 5/25

Location: Youth Services, 177 W Price Ave (3610 S)

A FREE Support Group for Teen Girls Ages 13-17
Join a 10-week female empowerment group focusing on healthy relationships, positive choices and strong self image.

  • Groups held at Youth Services, 177 W Price Ave (3610 S)
  • (10) two hour groups + activities
  • Visit www.youth.slco.org

Where girls grow strong!
March 23-May 25 Thursdays 5:30-7:30 PM
Contact: Khanh Tong 385-468-4532 or JaNae Briggs 385-468-4525 to get registered for the class

3/29

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Parenting Transracially

Date: 3/29 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Online Webinar

This course is designed for parents who are currently parenting transracially or who plan on accepting placements transracially. We will dive into the development of racial identity, race relations, talking race and self-image, and so much more. We will be hearing from a transracial adoptee and doctor of psychiatry, Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker and Amanda Purvis, the Project Director here at COPARC, and a current adoptive mom who has fostered 12 children and adopted three transracially. Come learn tips and tricks to raising healthy children in transracially adoptive homes, and find a safe place to discuss race in our culture today.

Click here to register now https://cc.readytalk.com/r/q5d3vr53j79l&eom

3/29

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Home Run Dads Course - Spanish Fork

Date: 3/29 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Better Birth Spanish Fork 415 Main Street Spanish Fork, UT 84660

This FREE 5-session course teaches relationship, parenting, and financial skills around a baseball theme, where fathers are the coaches and kids are the players! This course is suitable for fathers or father-figures within two-parent, single-parent, or co-parent family structures. Registration is required. Must be 18 or older to attend.

Sign up here

3/30

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Decoding Your Child's Behavior

Date: 3/30 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Webcast

At some point all parents face behavioral challenges with their children. Adopted children have often had unfortunate experiences that may increase misbehavior and make traditional discipline techniques ineffective.
Join Phyllis Booth, Founder of Theraplay®, and Mandy Jones, LCSW, JD, certified Theraplay® therapist at the Center for Lifelong Adoption Support, as they provide an empathetic understanding of why negative behaviors occur and discuss tools, techniques and activities that parents can use to tame temper tantrums and create positive relationships.

 Topics will include:

  • Differences adopted children face in childhood and how that affects behavior
  • Behavioral and self-regulation issues both at home and in school
  • What parents can do to curb negative behaviors
  • How parents can create happy, connected family relationships

Click here to register

April 2017

3/6 - 4/10

Women's Infertility Group

Date: 3/6 - 4/10

Location: 1565 East 3300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Join a small group of women in discussion Mondays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm about the impact of infertility, all in a supportive setting. Open to women on any part of the infertility journey including, fertility treatment, third-party reproduction, adoption or child-free living. Cost: $150 for 6 week group, sliding fee scale by request. More information at: www.utahinfertilityresourcecenter.org

Click here to register

Questions? 385-355-4355

3/23 - 5/25

Discovering Possibilities

Date: 3/23 - 5/25

Location: Youth Services, 177 W Price Ave (3610 S)

A FREE Support Group for Teen Girls Ages 13-17
Join a 10-week female empowerment group focusing on healthy relationships, positive choices and strong self image.

  • Groups held at Youth Services, 177 W Price Ave (3610 S)
  • (10) two hour groups + activities
  • Visit www.youth.slco.org

Where girls grow strong!
March 23-May 25 Thursdays 5:30-7:30 PM
Contact: Khanh Tong 385-468-4532 or JaNae Briggs 385-468-4525 to get registered for the class

4/4 - 5/23

The Real Deal Youth Group

Date: 4/4 - 5/23

Location: Youth Services 177 W. Price Ave. (3610 S.)

Teens Learn Communication and Anger Management Skills

A FREE Anger Management Skills Class for Teens
Join our class to learn social skills and relaxation techniques!

  • Classes are held at Youth Services 177 W. Price Ave. (3610 S.)
  • Class is for ages 13-17
  • 8 two hour sessions-once a week
  • Visit www.youth.slco.org

Find us on: April 4th-May 23rd
Tuesdays 4:30-6:30
Contact: Khanh Tong 385-468-4532 to register for class & schedule an intake

4/5 - 6/7

10:15am - 11:15am

Strengthening Families

Date: 4/5 - 6/7 • 10:15am - 11:15am

Location: Youth Services, 177 West Price Ave (3610 S.) SLC

Experiencing Tension Communicating with Your Teen?

Join our FREE communication skills class for parents and their teens!

  • Classes are held at Youth Services, 177 West Price Ave (3610 S.) SLC
  • 10 two hour sessions
  • Class is for parents their 13-17 year-old teenagers and
  • family
  • Daycare for young children
  • Dinner provided
  • Visit www.youth.slco.org

April 5th — June 7th
Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 pm
Contact: Khanh Tong 385-468-4532 or JaNae Briggs 385-468-4525 to register & set-up an intake

4/6

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Growth Mindset Presentation

Date: 4/6 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Gore Auditorium at Westminster College

Dr. Cathy Callow-Heusser, Education Specialist, with the Utah State Board of Education will be speaking to parents and educators about "Mindsets, Multiple Strategies, and Making Meaning: The Importance of Why" as it relates to helping children succeed in mathematics.

Click here to see the flier for more information

Click here to see a map of Westminster College

4/7 - 4/8

Empowered to Connect Conference

Date: 4/7 - 4/8

Location: Grace Community Bible Church 11592 S 1300 E Sandy, Utah 84094

The Empowered to Connect Conference features practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. It features Trust-Based Relational InterventionⓇ (TBRI) methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, to help bring attachment and connection in families. The content is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care, and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, and therapists.

This year’s conference will feature additional speakers, and additional improvements to the conference schedule to ensure parents and professionals receive even more practical tools for implementing TBRIⓇ in their families or communities.

Click here for more information and to register

4/27

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Family to Family Network Parent Focus Group

Date: 4/27 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: South Valley School, 8400 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan

Participation using technology will be available.  Please contact Stephanie by email at Stephanie@utahparentcenter.org or by phone at 801.272.1051 for additional information. Help us spread the word.  We hope to see you there. 

Download printable flyer

Utah parent Center: 801-272-1051 www.utahparentcenter.org

4/28 - 4/29

Empowered to Connect Conference

Date: 4/28 - 4/29

Location: Children's Service Society 655 East 4500 South Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

This prerecorded Simulcast is being hosted by Children's Service Society

Friday & Saturday April 28-29 10am - 6pm. Early bird until March 1, $50 (couple $80) or $60 (couple $90)

This event is great for foster parents, adoptive parents, professionals, teachers, social workers, and anyone working with children from hard places. CEU's may be offered.

Click here for more details and to register

May 2017

3/23 - 5/25

Discovering Possibilities

Date: 3/23 - 5/25

Location: Youth Services, 177 W Price Ave (3610 S)

A FREE Support Group for Teen Girls Ages 13-17
Join a 10-week female empowerment group focusing on healthy relationships, positive choices and strong self image.

  • Groups held at Youth Services, 177 W Price Ave (3610 S)
  • (10) two hour groups + activities
  • Visit www.youth.slco.org

Where girls grow strong!
March 23-May 25 Thursdays 5:30-7:30 PM
Contact: Khanh Tong 385-468-4532 or JaNae Briggs 385-468-4525 to get registered for the class

4/4 - 5/23

The Real Deal Youth Group

Date: 4/4 - 5/23

Location: Youth Services 177 W. Price Ave. (3610 S.)

Teens Learn Communication and Anger Management Skills

A FREE Anger Management Skills Class for Teens
Join our class to learn social skills and relaxation techniques!

  • Classes are held at Youth Services 177 W. Price Ave. (3610 S.)
  • Class is for ages 13-17
  • 8 two hour sessions-once a week
  • Visit www.youth.slco.org

Find us on: April 4th-May 23rd
Tuesdays 4:30-6:30
Contact: Khanh Tong 385-468-4532 to register for class & schedule an intake

4/5 - 6/7

10:15am - 11:15am

Strengthening Families

Date: 4/5 - 6/7 • 10:15am - 11:15am

Location: Youth Services, 177 West Price Ave (3610 S.) SLC

Experiencing Tension Communicating with Your Teen?

Join our FREE communication skills class for parents and their teens!

  • Classes are held at Youth Services, 177 West Price Ave (3610 S.) SLC
  • 10 two hour sessions
  • Class is for parents their 13-17 year-old teenagers and
  • family
  • Daycare for young children
  • Dinner provided
  • Visit www.youth.slco.org

April 5th — June 7th
Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 pm
Contact: Khanh Tong 385-468-4532 or JaNae Briggs 385-468-4525 to register & set-up an intake

5/19 - 5/21

Living Traditions Festival 2017

Date: 5/19 - 5/21

Location: Washington Square and Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City

The 2017 Living Traditions Festival will be held May 19 – 21 at Washington Square and Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. We are looking forward to another fantastic & exiting festival, celebrating Salt Lake’s incredible and diverse ethnic and folk arts communities. We all come together at Living Traditions! Admission is free!

June 2017

4/5 - 6/7

10:15am - 11:15am

Strengthening Families

Date: 4/5 - 6/7 • 10:15am - 11:15am

Location: Youth Services, 177 West Price Ave (3610 S.) SLC

Experiencing Tension Communicating with Your Teen?

Join our FREE communication skills class for parents and their teens!

  • Classes are held at Youth Services, 177 West Price Ave (3610 S.) SLC
  • 10 two hour sessions
  • Class is for parents their 13-17 year-old teenagers and
  • family
  • Daycare for young children
  • Dinner provided
  • Visit www.youth.slco.org

April 5th — June 7th
Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 pm
Contact: Khanh Tong 385-468-4532 or JaNae Briggs 385-468-4525 to register & set-up an intake