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JCS Connect is a series of virtual sessions that informs and educates community members about critical issues in our community and the work, JCS is doing to help combat these challenges.

On November 7th, JCS held a one-hour, in-depth conversation discussing Adoption. In honor of National Adoption Month,  JCS’ Adoption Options Coordinator and adoptive mother, Carol Wild, with guest speaker Beth Capron, MSW, LCSW, from Adoption RI, came together for a community discussion on the rewards and challenges of adopting an older child.

Beth is the Adoption & Permanency Services Department Manager at Adoption RI. Beth has 30 years of experience working directly with waiting and adoptive children, youth, and families, helping keep them hopeful as they wait and supporting them throughout the permanency process. She is passionate about delivering trauma-informed, adoption-competent, quality services and believes that everyone deserves permanency no matter their age.

 To listen to this session in full, click here.

Resources from this Session: 

Parenting Teenager

Considering foster care and adoption

Interested in adoption but want to hear from other families? 

Join us in person at Faces of Adoption at the JCC. 

November 30th, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

We are thrilled to welcome members of the adoption triad—an adoptive family, a birth mother, and an adult adoptee. They will share their heartfelt adoption stories, offering a glimpse into their unique perspectives on what life looked like throughout their adoption journey.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights, ask questions, and connect with others who share your interest in adoption. Click here to RSVP and secure your spot

Below you will find past JCS Connect Sessions:

Happiness Quotient  (Guest Speaker: Caroline Gangji, Executive Director of The Village Common of Rhode Island) 

Interventions for Fall Prevention (Guest Speaker: Pablo Rodriguez, DPT, CMTPT, CCI of Bay State Physical Therapy)

Challenges in Affordable Housing (Guest Speaker: Jim Nyberg, Executive Director of LeadingAge RI)

Aging in Place (Guest Speaker: Corinne Calise Russo, LCSW)

Food Disparities (Guest Speakers: Andrew Schiff, CEO of the RI Community Food Bank)

The Yoyo of Covid and its Impact on Mental Health (Guest Speaker: Beth Lamarre, Director of NAMI Rhode Island)


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