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2nd Annual Commonwealth Adoption Conference
Facing a New Frontier:
Post-Adoption Educational and Developmental Issues in International Adoptees
Black Canyon Conference Center
9440 N., 25th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
January 12, 2008

Costs (including food):
$75 per person for Commonwealth Adoptions International, Inc. families
(adoptive or in-process)

$45 per student
($25 additional for CEU Certificate)

Conference Schedule:
8:00 – 8:45
Registration w/ Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00
Opening Remarks(Marina Mayhew)
9:00 – 11:00
Keynote Address (Boris Gindis, Ph.D.)
11:00 – 11:15
11:15 – 12:45
12:45 – 1:45
1:45– 3:00
Adoptive Families Panel Discussion
3:00 – 3:15
3:15 – 4:00
Q & A’s (with all Speakers)
4:15 – 4:30
Closing remarks (Marina Mayhew)

$85 per person for all others

For more information or to register,
please email

tel.: 520-327-7574
fax: 520-327-8640

or go to

About the Keynote Speaker
Dr. Boris Gindis:

    Boris Gindis, Ph.D. received his
    doctorate in developmental psychology
    at the Moscow Academic Research
    Institute of General and Educational Psychology and his post-doctoral training
    in School Psychology at the City University of New York. He is a licensed psychologist (NY and AZ) and a nationally certified bilingual (Russian/English) school psychologist.

Presentations and Workshops:

Keynote Address
Behavioral and Emotional Issues in Children adopted from Overseas Orphanages: Understanding the Problems, Taking Actions, Managing Progress

B. Gindis, Ph.D.
Abrupt first language loss in international adoptees: What are the consequences and how to address them in the family and at school

Mariann Rubin, LCSW
Grief and loss in adopted children

Priscilla Misner, M.S.W., LCSW
Enhancing attachment

Kellie Vaughan
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)



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