Delaware Valley Adoption Council

Meeting Schedule - DVAC
10 AM to 12:30, or 1 PM for CEU sessions.  
Unless otherwise noted all meetings are at
Montgomery County Children & Youth Offices at 
1430 Dekalb Pike, Norristown, PA 19404

Meetings are held on the 
3rd Thursday of the month.
(Occasionally there are exceptions to the 3rd Thursday 
schedule so please check the specific meeting date)


                            Delaware Valley Adoption Council 2017 Schedule of Events

Educational Training Location: Montgomery County Human Services, 1430 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 19404; 610. 278.5800 (Logistics:  free 2 hour or all day on street parking available or parking deck $5 cash; check in at front desk on first floor and ask for DVAC)

Audience*:  Child welfare professionals, public agencies, private agencies, mental health providers, medical professionals, family preservation staff, juvenile justice, educators, GPS/CPS staff, legal personnel, etc. 

            *Some topics may be suitable for resource parents.

CEUs:  Available for most trainings.

DVAC Business Meetings typically occur after all trainings.  Members and non-members are invited to attend. 

Questions?  Contact DVAC Educational Chair Sue Wandalowski at Kids Peace (


                                                      WINTER 2017


January 26, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Nothing Seems to Work: Helping Adoptive Families Navigate and Resolve Crisis

Presenter:  Pat Carter-Sage

3 NASW CEUs ($15 NASW members, $25 non-members)



February 16, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

CPSL: Mandated Reporter

Presenter: Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance

●     RSVP required

3 CEUs



March 16, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Preparing Birth Children for Foster and Adoptive Siblings

Presenter:  Sue Badeau

3 NASW CEUs pending ($15 NASW members, $25 non-members)



April 20, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Teaching Netiquette:  How to Help Young People Enjoy Technology and Avoid Cyberbullying

Presenter:  Signe Whitson

2 NASW CEUs pending ($15 NASW members, $25 non-members)



May 18, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – TBD p.m.)


Presenter: TBD


June 15, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Self-Care and Social Work Comedy

Presenter:  Joe Rayome, Strengthening Families Coordinator

                  Christopher Mullen, Comedian





There will be no DVAC trainings in July and August.  Have a restorative and energizing summer!




FALL 2017



DVAC Annual Matching Event:  September 2017

Details TBD.   



September 21, 2017 (10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Child Welfare County Panel and Q&A

Presenters:  Panel of County Staff




October 19, 2017 (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

Ethics course TBD

Presenter:  TBD



November 16, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Engaging Adoptive Fathers

Presenter:  James Ross

2 NASW CEUs pending ($15 NASW members, $25 non-members)



December 21, 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)


Presenter:  TBD