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Summit County Children Services invites you to attend their ADOPTION MIXER!
Saturday, September 16, 2017
11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Ramseyer Farms
4000 Ramseyer Lane
Wooster, Ohio

Join our waiting children and explore over 40 family fun activities in a beautiful country setting. Meet and talk with our social workers to get more information on how to to grow your family through adoption. Free admission, lunch, and parking.

Please RSVP by Thursday, September 14, by calling (330) 379-1990 (option 2)

Families are encouraged to ask their workers to send copies of their home study to:
David Zimmerman
Summit County Children Services
264 S. Arlington Street
Akron, Ohio 44306
Fax - (330) 379-1924
E-mail - dzimmerman@summitkids.org


2 Day Ohio Workshop -
The National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment has offered us an incredible opportunity to come to Ohio and present a 2 day workshop on ‘Recruiting Foster and Adoptive Families in Rural Areas’ in 2 different locations. The same information will be presented in bothworkshops. Space is limited, so you must register in advance, preferably by August 4, 2017.

County agencies, please feel free to invite your private foster care and adoption agency partners!!

August 14 & 15 - Athens County Children Services
18 Stonybrook Rd. Athens, OH (*Not at SEORTC location*)
9:30am - 3:30pm

August 16 & 17 - Marion County Children Services
1680 Marion Waldo Rd. Marion, OH
9:30am – 3:30pm

ODJFS is currently working to obtain CEUs for this workshop, and we will provide additionalinformation regarding this workshop as it becomes available. A special thanks to IHS and OCWTP for their assistance!

To register for this workshop, please email Tara.Shook@jfs.ohio.gov and give her the following:
1. Name
2. Date/location requested to attend
3. Agency
4. Role within Agency
5. Biggest challenge in recruiting resource families from rural communities


Coalition of Adoptive Families (COFAF): What We’ll Be Discussing This Spring/Summer!
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm Address: 1550 Old Henderson Rd, Suite N162, Columbus, OH 43220 5/18/17 - Adoptees and Trust: Why it is So Hard to Get and Easy to Loose 6/15/12 - How Social - Emotional-Behavioral Difficulties Correlate with Learning Problems 7/20/17 - Open Discussion

Annual Wells Lecture on Adoption Law
The Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School, in collaboration with the Capital University Law School Law Review, is pleased to sponsor the 2017 Wells Lecture Featuring Joshua B. Kay, J.D., Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor University of Michigan Law School Child Advocacy Law Clinic Director, Veterans Legal Clinic Topic: "The Americans with Disabilities Act: legal and practical applications in child protection proceedings." February 8, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. at Capital University Law School Doors Open at 1:30 p.m. All visitors must enter the law school building at the Capital Street entrance. A reception will follow from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Registration Fee: $50.00 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Registration 2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Welcome and Introductions 2:15 - 4:15 p.m. Lecture 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Reception http://www.familyyouthlaw.org/wells-conference.php

Adoption Academy

The Adoption Academy, presented by The Family & Youth Law Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital, helps take the mystery out of the adoption process. This twelve week series offers prospective adoptive parents educational programs from an objective source. Our goal is to bring information together in a comprehensive and sensitive manner to help prospective parents make informed choices.

For more information, please click here.



Child Welfare & Adoption Law Moot Court Competition

Capital University Law School and the Family & Youth Law Center proudly announce the annual Child Welfare & Adoption Law Moot Court Competition on March 10-11th, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. 

Check out the Family & Youth Law Center (FYLaw) website for more information at http://familyyouthlaw.org/mootcourt.php

The Summer Adoption Law Institute (SALI)

Capital University Law School, the only American law school to regularly offer an entire course dedicated to adoption law, is pleased join Family & Youth Law Center, to offer students from law schools across the country the opportunity to attend the Summer Adoption Law Institute – a two-credit, intensive week-long course that will explore adoption and related child protection issues from both academic and practitioner perspectives. For more information, click here.



Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute (ICWI)

Capital University Law School, in conjunction with the Family & Youth Law Center, is pleased to offer a one-week intensive Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute (ICWI). This two-credit course will provide law students and graduate level social work students with a mutual understanding of the legal and sociological principles central to child welfare practice. For more information click here.



Post Your Conference Here

The Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website is pleased to post adoption and child welfare-related conferences, workshops, and lectures on our events listings. Please email fylaw@law.capital.edu to request a posting.