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Coparc Spolight Conference

Annual 2014 Conference
April 18, 2014

Resources: Life Beyond Labels

The Spotlight Conference is a full-day educational conference held in the Spring hosting a keynote speaker and various workshops on topics that are important to adoptive families and the professionals who work with these families.

This day-long conference is FREE to families who have finalized an adoption through child welfare and live in Colorado. The conference offers the opportunity to join together adoptive families and adoption professionals to share information and resources. Each year COPARC "spotlights" on a specific need of adoptive families that has been made clear throughout the year and brings together community members who can provide information and resources to help meet that need.

This year our Spotlight Conference will focus on Resources: Life Beyond Labels and will be held on April 18, 2014 at the Mile High Station in Denver, CO. For more information, contact Melanie Plowman at 303-755-4756 or 1-800-451-5246 or by email at


COPARC is proud to announce Heather Forbes as keynote speaker for the 2014 Spotlight Conference:


Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, is the owner of the Beyond Consequences Institute. She is an internationally published author on the topics of raising children with difficult and severe behaviors, understanding the parent’s reactivity when challenged in the home, and self-development. Forbes lectures, consults, and coaches parents throughout the U.S. and internationally with families in crisis working to create peaceful, loving families. She is passionate about supporting families and professionals by bridging the gap between academic research and "when the rubber hits the road" parenting. Much of her experience and insight on understanding trauma, disruptive behaviors, developmental delays, and adoption-related issues comes from her direct mothering experience of her two internationally adopted children.

  1. Help for Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach to Helping Challenging Children in the Classroom.
  2. Dare to Love: The Art of Merging Science and Love Into Parenting Children With Difficult Behaviors.
  3. Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach To Helping Children With Severe Behaviors, Volume 1.
  4. Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach To Helping Children With Severe Behaviors, Volume 2.
  5. 100 Daily Parenting Reflections.

Conference Agenda

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The conference is free for families who have adopted through the child welfare system with a $35.00 deposit which will be returned at sign-in on the day of the conference; professionals and others: $35.00. Refunds are available up until April 8, 2014, at which point deposits are non-refundable. Payments are final.

Food is included in the cost of admission.

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