April 13-15, 2018 

FRIDAY 13th – View Institute details here.

7:00-8:15pm: Hilton Room TBA/All are invited to attend: Building Our Thriving Relationship: Update & Discussion : Join co-chairs Erinn Rolland-Forkey (Foster/Adoptive parent) & Karen Shea (FSD-Deputy Commissioner) to review outcomes from the Foster Parent Workgroup’s collaborative efforts to address the challenges that foster parents face. There is much to share and planning for the future to undertake. We look forward to meeting you!


7:30-9:00am : Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:45am : VFAFA Business Meeting

9-10:15am : Michele Feiner, Keynote Speaker

10:15-10:30am : Break

10:30-12pm : Session 1 Workshops

12-1:15pm : Lunch on your own

1:30-3pm : Session 2 Workshops

3:15 – 4:30pm : Open Forum : All are welcome to attend

6:30-9:30pm DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY! CELEBRATION BANQUET *Join us to celebrate foster/adoptive/kin parents & all the wonderful things they do to support Vermont children!


7:30-9:30am : Breakfast

9-11:00am : Sue Schmidt, Sunday Closing