Ampersand Families was proud to host the Family Builder’s Network for their annual think tank. We were so proud to have so many of the leaders in the field of adolescent permanency all in the same room….at our place!  One whole day of the two-day meeting was dedicated to stakeholder input for the Longitudinal study into the outcomes of older child adoption that Ampersand Families and Wilder Research are diligently developing.  Thank you so much to everyone involved for this extraordinary opportunity.

Robert Lewis consultant and Kevin Campbell Robert Lewis, Consultant and Kevin Campbell

Darlene Allen, Adoption Rhode Island and Susan Grundberg, You Gotta Believe

Darlene Allen, Adoption Rhode Island and Susan Grundberg, You Gotta Believe

Gail Johnson Vaughn, Mission Focused Solutions

Gail Johnson Vaughn, Mission Focused Solutions

Kim Stevens, Advocates for Families and Bob Friend, Seneca

Kim Stevens, Advocates for Families and Bob Friend, Seneca

Maureen Heffernan, Consultant; Jill Jacobs, Family Builders; Jae Ran Kim, University of MN; Addie Smith, Spaulding for Children

Maureen Heffernan, Consultant; Jill Jacobs, Family Builders; Jae Ran Kim, University of MN; Addie Smith, Spaulding for Children

Mike Kenny and Shannon Deinhart, Waiting Child Fund

Mike Kenny and Shannon Deinhart, Waiting Child Fund

Pat O’Brien, You Gotta Believe

Pat O’Brien, You Gotta Believe

 

Notes from Michelle

About Me Michelle is passionate about the need for system reform and the essential role that young people can take in leading child welfare to more effective, youth and family-focused strategies.

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