Program

 

NORDIC MEETING IN ICELAND 2019

 

Thursday 19th September

14:00 - 17:00

 

Workshop on Clinical and Developmental issues in
Adoption with Dr. David Brodzinsky

Veröld, House of Vigdís   
17:30 - 18:30

 
Meeting for NAC Board and
Central Authorities

 
Radisson Blu Hotel Saga 
Meeting Room: Esja 1

20:30 - 22:00

 
Welcome to Iceland

Viewing of the documentary Moonchild

Háskólabíó

 

Friday 20th September - Open day conference

Best Practices in Intercountry Adoptions

Veröld, House of Vigdís

Moderator: Sigrún Ósk Kristjánsdóttir

   
    8:30 - 9:10       

Registration & Coffee

Veröld, House of Vigdís
9:10 Welcome to Iceland


Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland 

9:25 Opening of the Nordic meeting


Irene Parssinen-Hentula, 
Chairperson of NAC

9:45 The Icelandic Model


Haukur Guđmundsson,
Ministry of Justice &
Kristinn Ingvarsson, Director IAS

10:20 Coffee break  
10:35


Good Collaboration Between 
Land of
Origin and Receiving Country


Ondřej Bouša, Central authority
Czech Republic &

Kristinn Ingvarsson, Director IAS

11:20


"Adopting children with special needs:

Parents´experience of parenthood and life
with a child in need.
An 
empirical study of Finnish adoptive parents."

Päivi Pietarila, Social Worker
and PhD student, Save the Children Finland

12:00 - 13:15 Lunch Radisson Blu Hotel Saga
Meeting room: Katla 
13:15


Enchancing adoption clinical competence
among mental health professionals

Dr. David Brodzinsky
14:45 Coffee break  
15:00
Good Practices

Irene Parssinen-Hentula, 
Chairperson of NAC
15:30
Panel & Discussion

Closing Remarks

Moderator: Sigrún Ósk Kristjánsdóttir
16:30 Break  
19:00 Dinner
* For participants who have registered
and 
payed for the dinner upon registration 


Saturday 21th September
 -  General meeting for NAC member organisations only

9:15                 General meeting                   


Radisson Blu Hotel Saga
         Meeting room: Esja 2         

10:20 Coffee break  
 
General meeting

 
12:00 - 13:15 Lunch Break  
13:15 - 14:45
New NAC board meeting

 

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