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Connections for Life Community Workshops

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

Connections for Life Community Workshops
How to help youth in and from care find meaningful lifelong connections: a two-part workshop.

Hosted by: Adoptive Families Association of BC
Date: November 19th and 26th, 2018 9:30AM - 12noon
Location: Adoptive Families Association of BC office, Room #105 - 7342 Winston Street, Burnaby (Click for map)
Registration: Required due to the limited number of seats

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About the Workshop: Our Connections for Life workshops will increase awareness and understanding amongst youth workers in community agencies regarding the needs of young people aging out of foster care – for developing support networks and reconnecting with biological family.

By participating in our two workshops, participants will:

  • Gain perspective and understanding of the need for youth to develop long term support networks as they move into their adult lives.
  • Learn strategies to help youth build networks of unpaid individuals who will commit to being part of the youth’s life into the future, and;
  • Understand the importance of connection to biological family, and learn strategies to help youth re-engage with their biological families in a way that is safe


  • November 19, 9:30am-12pm: Building a Lifetime Support Network
  • November 26, 9:30am-12pm: Exploring Reconnection with Birth Family

For more information please contact the Adoptive Families Association of BC at 604-320-7330 or email info@bcadoption.com