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Below is an extended list of events that may be of interest to our community. Those with our logo on them are sponsored by us and you may register for them on this site. We have no affiliations with the other events on the list and you may have to register for them as directed in the details.

Have an idea for an event? Couldn't find what you were looking for here? FCCNY is a 100% volunteer organization. All of our own events and programs are made possible by members like you. We would love to have more people involved; we, and many others, would be grateful for your efforts toward bringing our community together! Please fill out this form with your idea for an event.

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Upcoming Events of Interest

    • 11 May 2021
    • 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • online

    China Institute: What is Fueling Anti-Asian Hate?

    May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    | Free

    Anti-Asian racism is skyrocketing in the United States. Sadly, this is not a new phenomenon: for centuries, American views of China have oscillated between rapturous enchantment and angry disillusionment. In recent years, American public opinion toward China has plummeted, and the consequences have been profound. Even as American and Chinese interests have become inexorably intertwined, the perceived threat of China’s rise makes it a powerful target for American resentment.

    Have views of China fueled racism in the US? How can we promote greater understanding? Please join us for a conversation on history, the rise of China, and bias in America featuring the latest from Pew Research Center on U.S. views of China and a discussion of the roots of anti-Asian racism featuring John Pomfret, journalist and expert on U.S.-China relations, and Erika Lee, one of the nation’s leading immigration and Asian American historians.

    https://www.chinainstitute.org/event/rising-china-fueling-anti-asian-hate/

    • 14 May 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom, register for link
    Register


    Join us on Friday, May 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST for the third FCCNY High School Study Group via Zoom, hosted by Alexandra.

    It’s a place where high school adoptees can come together and be productive. We can also get to know each other and grow intellectually together by sharing different teaching and study skills.

    Hopefully we can create a study group where we can all help each other to break procrastination and get motivated to do school work.

    This group is free but registration at www.fccny.org. A zoom link will be provided upon registration, and we will be implementing a waiting room and checking names against registration.

    We anticipate 5 total Study Group dates, all on Friday from 4-5pm EST.

    register now at www.fccny.org for these dates

    April 16th, April 30th, May 14th, May 28th and June 11th.

    Hope to see you there!

    Email if you have any questions!

    alexandrazook@gmail.com

    willardzook@fccny.org

    fccny.orgfacebook.com/fccnyinstagram.com/fccny

    • 21 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 22 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • virtual

    The 32nd Annual New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference

     May 21 &  22,  2021 online in the AFFCNY.Network

    For over three decades, the Coalition’s annual statewide conference has provided an opportunity for foster/kinship care/adoptive parents be inspired, network and learn about the latest in the field. 

    Aimed at parents and professionals alike, the conference brings leaders in the child welfare field to New York and offers a variety of topical workshops designed to deepen the knowledge of attendees, help to form connections with other parents and professionals and give attendees tools they can bring home and share in their community.  Nationally-known plenary speakers and workshop presenters share their knowledge and expertise to help participants gain perspective, increase skills, and learn to appreciate the positives.

    This year, for our 2021 ONLINE conference, we will be exploring below the visible tip of the proverbial icebergs.  Join us as we explore deeply under the surface to the foundations and root causes of all aspects of child welfare, adoption, foster and kinship care.

    • We will be looking beneath our children’s surface behaviors to find the root cause.
    • We will be going past the acknowledgment of our children’s trauma and discover methods, treatments and modalities address the root causes of behavior and to begin to heal our children.
    • We will look into our children’s minds and bodies to understand the root causes of their behaviors, feelings, and thoughts.
    • We will be brave and self-aware as we look deep into our own pasts and childhoods, to understand our own traumas and triggers so we can break the chains of intergenerational traumas.
    • We will expand our knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma responsive practices for schools, the court systems, etc. in order to reduce the harm of toxic stress on our children.
    • We will examine the use of language and labels, through a history of changes, to understand the power of words and the impact on our children.
    • We will mindfully deconstruct different aspects of child welfare with a new heightened lens seeing institutional racism and outing it from our practices.
    • We will seek to understand the foundations of current practices, whether it be legislation, policy, or perceived cultural norms. We will ask how the history of child welfare in American shapes the current reality so we can plan for a better future.

    Join us as we go on the journey of discovery and explore below the surface.

    https://affcny.org/programs/education-training/conference/


    Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York - Founded in 1975, the Coalition unites adoptive and foster parent groups, concerned agencies and individuals throughout the Empire State. We represent the families’ viewpoint and work to improve and expand the services available to children and families. The Coalition unites foster, adoptive and kinship care families, giving them a voice and providing support, information and advocacy. By fostering communication and collaboration between families, agencies and concerned citizens, we seek to ensure the stability, well-being and permanency of all children touched by the child welfare system.

    • 28 May 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom, register for link
    Register


    Join us on Friday, May 28 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST for the fourth FCCNY High School Study Group via Zoom, hosted by Alexandra.

    It’s a place where high school adoptees can come together and be productive. We can also get to know each other and grow intellectually together by sharing different teaching and study skills.

    Hopefully we can create a study group where we can all help each other to break procrastination and get motivated to do school work.

    This group is free but registration at www.fccny.org. A zoom link will be provided upon registration, and we will be implementing a waiting room and checking names against registration.

    We anticipate 5 total Study Group dates, all on Friday from 4-5pm EST.

    register now at www.fccny.org for these dates

    April 16th, April 30th, May 14th, May 28th and June 11th.

    Hope to see you there!

    Email if you have any questions!

    alexandrazook@gmail.com

    willardzook@fccny.org

    fccny.orgfacebook.com/fccnyinstagram.com/fccny

    • 11 Jun 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom, register for link
    Register