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

3/28 - 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

3/28 - 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

May 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

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

6/3

2:00pm - 7:00pm

Lil Buckaroo Kids Rodeo

Date: 6/3 • 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Wasatch County Events Complex, Heber City Utah

Events Horse rides, Baby animals, Bull riding, Barrel racing, Roping events
Tickets provided to the parents of the buckaroo contestants. The Cowboy & Cowgirl buckaroos will ride in the grand entry at the June 3rd Championship performance in a Horse drawn wagon @ 5:45 PM

Foster Families will need to sign up at the Utah Foster Care offices, and any others please Call 801-540-6233 to RSVP!

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

6/7 - 6/8

6:00pm - 7:30pm

While you Wait- Two-Part Webinar Series

Date: 6/7 - 6/8 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: Online 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, kinship, or foster care approval process and are awaiting placement of a child from the foster care system.  

***Please arrange childcare as needed.

This is a two-part webinar series. Register now: https://www.adoptex.org/events/event-while-you-wait-june-webinar/

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

7/27

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Caring for LGBTQ Youth: An Introduction for Foster & Adoptive Parents Webinar

Date: 7/27 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: You can register for this webinar at: hrc.im/acaf-webinars

Co-Presented By: Adam McCormick, Professor of Social Work at St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX & Darryn Green, ACAF Expert Trainer & Former Foster Youth, San Francisco, CA

Designed for foster and adoptive parents, presenters will cover key terms and concepts necessary for understanding LGBTQ youth and how best to create affirming and supportive home environments.

September 2017

9/28

10:00am - 11:00am

School-Based Advocacy for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Webinar

Date: 9/28 • 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: You can register for each webinar at: hrc.im/acaf-webinars

Co-Presented By: Tracy Flynn, M.Ed., Management and Education Consultant & ACAF Expert Trainer, Seattle, WA & Emma Ledford, Communication Specialist & LGBTQ Staff Advocate, TX CASA, Austin, TX

Learn the risk factors for LGBTQ youth in education settings and explore best practices to help ensure that LGBTQ foster youth have a welcoming and supportive school experience.