Join Us for a Transformative Adoption Training Session

Date: Friday, May 3, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon
Location: Via Zoom

Presented by: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Hosted by: AACNJ in collaboration with NJ ARCH and Children’s Aid and Family Services

RSVP: Contact Valerie Fiorentino at

Are you ready to take your adoption practice to the next level? Join us for a dynamic training session designed to empower adoption professionals with the knowledge and skills to navigate birth parent relationships effectively. Hosted by the Adoption Agency Council of NJ (AACNJ) in collaboration with NJ ARCH and Children’s Aid and Family Services, this training promises to be a game-changer for professionals in the adoption field.

Led by esteemed facilitator Rebecca Gallese, LCSW, from the NJ Adoption Resource Clearing House (NJ ARCH), this two-hour virtual event will delve into the complexities of birth parent relationships and provide practical strategies for fostering positive connections while prioritizing the well-being of the child.

Navigating Birth Parent Relationships

Why Attend?

Navigating relationships with birth parents is a crucial aspect of adoption practice, yet it can often be fraught with challenges. This training offers a unique opportunity to gain insights and techniques that can enhance your ability to support birth parent relationships effectively.

What You’ll Learn

  • The significance of birth parent connections for a child’s well-being
  • Practical strategies for nurturing and supporting birth parent relationships
  • How to navigate complex family dynamics while prioritizing child safety
  • Techniques for fostering open communication and addressing challenges that may arise

Who Should Attend?

This training is tailored specifically for adoption professionals, including kinship caregivers, foster parents, and adoption agency representatives. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or new to the field, this session offers invaluable insights that can elevate your practice and enrich the lives of the families you serve.

Certificates of Attendance

Upon completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate of attendance via email to mark their commitment to professional development and excellence in adoption practice.

How to RSVP

Spaces are limited, so be sure to RSVP in advance to secure your spot. Contact Valerie Fiorentino at to reserve your place today.

Join the AACNJ Community

In addition to this transformative training session, AACNJ offers a supportive community for adoption professionals to connect, collaborate, and stay informed about the latest developments in adoption policy and practice. Join us in our mission to promote meaningful adoption policy and practice in New Jersey.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your adoption practice and make a positive impact on the lives of children and families. RSVP now to secure your spot at this transformative training session. We look forward to welcoming you on Friday, May 3, 2024, for what promises to be an enlightening and empowering experience.

For inquiries and RSVP, please contact Valerie Fiorentino at See you there!