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

3/23 - 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

3/28 - 7/11

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Healthy Transitions Workshops: The Top Five Things You Need to Know

Date: 3/28 - 7/11 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Various

Register today to attend this workshop for families and youth and young adults with disabilities preparing for a healthy transition into adult services.  

This will be an interactive session about transition to adult health care and related services, the supports and resources available and the opportunity to meet others that are going through a similar experience.  

Light dinner will be served.  Childcare not available.  

Youth and young adults are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Register for the location nearest you today.

Events will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM at each location. 

Register by clicking the location nearest you.

Beaver, UT - Tuesday, March 28

St. George, UT - Wednesday, March 29

Cedar City, UT - Thursday, March 30

Vernal, UT - Thursday, April 6

Blanding, UT - Tuesday, May 9

Moab, UT - Wednesday, May 10

Logan, UT - Tuesday, June 13

Brigham City, UT - Wednesday, June 14

Price, UT - Tuesday, July 11

April 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

3/28 - 7/11

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Healthy Transitions Workshops: The Top Five Things You Need to Know

Date: 3/28 - 7/11 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Various

Register today to attend this workshop for families and youth and young adults with disabilities preparing for a healthy transition into adult services.  

This will be an interactive session about transition to adult health care and related services, the supports and resources available and the opportunity to meet others that are going through a similar experience.  

Light dinner will be served.  Childcare not available.  

Youth and young adults are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Register for the location nearest you today.

Events will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM at each location. 

Register by clicking the location nearest you.

Beaver, UT - Tuesday, March 28

St. George, UT - Wednesday, March 29

Cedar City, UT - Thursday, March 30

Vernal, UT - Thursday, April 6

Blanding, UT - Tuesday, May 9

Moab, UT - Wednesday, May 10

Logan, UT - Tuesday, June 13

Brigham City, UT - Wednesday, June 14

Price, UT - Tuesday, July 11

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

4/24 - 4/29

7:00pm - 9:00pm

National Infertility Awareness Week

Date: 4/24 - 4/29 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: 1565 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Infertility Resource Center is excited to host four local events during National Infertility Awareness Week April 23-29th! See the flier below for event details and click HERE to register for each! We invite you to come to the event(s) that would benefit you and to help us spread the word about these events that provide support, education, and awareness regarding infertility and the struggles to build a family. The Vegas Baby film screening and panel discussion is for anyone and everyone who has an interest in supporting those facing infertility. For questions contact camille@uirc.info or 385-313-0990. Thanks so much! 

4/25

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Summer Fun Panel

Date: 4/25 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Granite Education Center, D-102-103-104 2500 South State Street South Salt Lake, UT 84115

The Utah Parent Center, Granite School District, and Canyons School District invite you to attend a free event!!

Summer Programs for Children with Disabilities

Are you unsure of how to keep your child with disabilities busy during the summer months? Come learn about summer programs available for children with disabilities! There will be a panel of programs to discuss what they offer, and parents will also leave with a summer resource list.

Register Now!

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Utah Parent Center at 801-272-1051.

View Printable Flyer

4/27

6:30pm - 8:30pm

IEP Process and Dispute Resolution: Question and Answer Session

Date: 4/27 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Utah Parent Center Conference Room 230 West 200 South, Ste 1101 Salt Lake City, UT 84101

The Utah Parent Center and Disability Law Center
are excited to offer this IEP Process Question and Answer Session to families of children
and youth with disabilities or special needs. 

Topics during this question and answers session include:

  • The IEP Process
  • Roles, relationships, and clarification of rights
  • Effective ways to work with the IEP team to address questions and concerns early in the process.
  • What to do when things are not going well and you need to consider dispute resolution options. 

If you have questions you would like addressed during this Q & A, please email your questions to Esperanza at esperanza@utahparentcenter.org prior to the event.

Pre-registration for this event is requested.  Click the link below to register now!

Register Now!

If you have questions about this event please contact the Utah Parent Center at 801-272-1051 or toll-free in Utah at 1-800-468-1160.  

Thank you and we look forward to your participation at this event! 

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

3/28 - 7/11

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Healthy Transitions Workshops: The Top Five Things You Need to Know

Date: 3/28 - 7/11 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Various

Register today to attend this workshop for families and youth and young adults with disabilities preparing for a healthy transition into adult services.  

This will be an interactive session about transition to adult health care and related services, the supports and resources available and the opportunity to meet others that are going through a similar experience.  

Light dinner will be served.  Childcare not available.  

Youth and young adults are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Register for the location nearest you today.

Events will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM at each location. 

Register by clicking the location nearest you.

Beaver, UT - Tuesday, March 28

St. George, UT - Wednesday, March 29

Cedar City, UT - Thursday, March 30

Vernal, UT - Thursday, April 6

Blanding, UT - Tuesday, May 9

Moab, UT - Wednesday, May 10

Logan, UT - Tuesday, June 13

Brigham City, UT - Wednesday, June 14

Price, UT - Tuesday, July 11

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

5/3

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Free Teen Depression Webinar

Date: 5/3 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Location: Webinar

What parents need to know – and the new danger of social media and live-streaming

Facebook Live and other live-streaming social media give teens the opportunity to broadcast their suicide attempts. How can parents help teens with depression and how can they address this latest threat?
You’ll hear – and be able to ask questions – about

• how to recognize depression in teens
• special areas of concern: self-injury, bullying, suicide, and livestreaming
social media
• when and how to get help
• what's involved in depression treatment
• what to do when a teen is reluctant to seek help
• resources that are available to you and your family.

Join us for our live webcast at 3PM ET/12PM PT on Wednesday, May 3rd with experts Jessica Feinberg, LICSW and Dana Sarvey, MD from the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.

Why is teen depression an important issue?

• At least half of all cases of depression begin by age 14
• 20% of young adults will have experienced depression during their teen
years
• More than 85% of teens improve with appropriate treatment
• Untreated depression can lead to substance abuse, self-harm, and in
some cases, suicide.

After the webinar, complete our online evaluation and we’ll send you a free set of Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guides for Parents and Teens, in English or Spanish. Register at familyaware.org/trainings
Not available for the live webinar? Register today and watch it on demand, at your convenience.

Families for Depression Awareness is a national nonprofit organization helping families recognize, address, and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. 391 Totten Pond Road, Suite 101, Waltham, MA 02451 * 781-890-0220 *info@familyaware.org

5/6

12:00pm - 5:30pm

3rd Annual Transracial Adoption Bootcamp

Date: 5/6 • 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Location: Online Webinar

A must-see webinar on parenting transracial adoptees! Through videos, discussion & interactive exercises you’ll learn how to

  • Talk with your adoptee about race & the new political climate in developmentally appropriate ways
  • Be prepared for the struggles your child will face
  • Help your child confidently respond to racism
  • Foster a positive racial identity in your child using 3 key resilience strategies

A panel of adult transracial adoptees will respond to your questions & share their experiences about what their parents did right or could have improved upon while they were growing up.

Click here to register

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

3/28 - 7/11

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Healthy Transitions Workshops: The Top Five Things You Need to Know

Date: 3/28 - 7/11 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Various

Register today to attend this workshop for families and youth and young adults with disabilities preparing for a healthy transition into adult services.  

This will be an interactive session about transition to adult health care and related services, the supports and resources available and the opportunity to meet others that are going through a similar experience.  

Light dinner will be served.  Childcare not available.  

Youth and young adults are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Register for the location nearest you today.

Events will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM at each location. 

Register by clicking the location nearest you.

Beaver, UT - Tuesday, March 28

St. George, UT - Wednesday, March 29

Cedar City, UT - Thursday, March 30

Vernal, UT - Thursday, April 6

Blanding, UT - Tuesday, May 9

Moab, UT - Wednesday, May 10

Logan, UT - Tuesday, June 13

Brigham City, UT - Wednesday, June 14

Price, UT - Tuesday, July 11

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

6/6 - 6/7

6:30pm - 7:30pm

While You Wait: Matching, Preparing for Placement, and the 1st 48 Hours a Child is in Your Home

Date: 6/6 - 6/7 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Webinar Series

Your adoption journey has begun! Once you have been approved, there are many ways that you can proactively prepare for a child to join your family.  This course will provide you with knowledge and tools for the matching process and will help you to prepare for placement.  We will also talk about how to navigate the first 48 hours a child is placed in your home and where you might focus during this crucial time.  

This course is designed for families who have completed the adoption or foster care approval process and are awaiting placement of a child from the foster care system.

To register for the webinar series, you must register for both parts

Click here to register for Part 1, held on June 6, 2017

Click here to register for Part 2, held on June 7, 2017

6/21

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Parent-Youth Night - Protecting Teens On and Offline

Date: 6/21 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: 4505 Wasatch Boulevard, Salt Lake City UT

Click here to register

More information
Eagle Plaza: Top of 4500 South through the light on Wasatch Blvd, Set 205 at Namasté Center for Healing

Cost: $10.00 per person

Dinner provided

July 2017

3/28 - 7/11

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Healthy Transitions Workshops: The Top Five Things You Need to Know

Date: 3/28 - 7/11 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Various

Register today to attend this workshop for families and youth and young adults with disabilities preparing for a healthy transition into adult services.  

This will be an interactive session about transition to adult health care and related services, the supports and resources available and the opportunity to meet others that are going through a similar experience.  

Light dinner will be served.  Childcare not available.  

Youth and young adults are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Register for the location nearest you today.

Events will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM at each location. 

Register by clicking the location nearest you.

Beaver, UT - Tuesday, March 28

St. George, UT - Wednesday, March 29

Cedar City, UT - Thursday, March 30

Vernal, UT - Thursday, April 6

Blanding, UT - Tuesday, May 9

Moab, UT - Wednesday, May 10

Logan, UT - Tuesday, June 13

Brigham City, UT - Wednesday, June 14

Price, UT - Tuesday, July 11