Draft Program

 

NORDIC MEETING IN ICELAND 2023

 

Thursday 14th September

18:00 - 20:00

 
Meeting for NAC Board 

 
Center Hotel Plaza
Meeting Room: Hekla

 

Friday 15th September - Open day conference

Theme: Adoption - a lifelong process

Location: Berjaya Reykjavík Natura Hotel 

Moderator: Dr.Ingunn Unnsteinsdóttir Kristensen
PhD in psychology and Director, Executive Education & Continuous Learning at RU

        

      8:30 - 9:00                                                                                       


Registration & Coffee

 Berjaya Reykjavík Natura Hotel 

9:10

Opening of the Nordic meeting


Elísabet Hrund Salvarsdóttir, 
Chairperson of NAC

9:25

The integration of services for the benefit of children and the philosophy behind it


Ólöf Ásta Farestveit
General Director National Agency for children and families

10:00

My experience working in the
adoption field

Rut Sigurđardóttir
Social Worker and family therapist
Heiđa Ţorleifsdóttir
Social Worker

10:25

Coffee break

 

10:45


The effects of early life trauma later in life


Bergdís Wilson
Psychologist

11:20


Perceived discrimination and mental health among international adoptees

Kristin Gärtner Askeland,
clinical psychologist and senior researcher

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch


Berjaya Reykjavík Natura Hotel 
Buffet at in-door restaurant, Satt

13:05


ICAV - Online Lecture

Lynelle Long
Founding Executive Director of ICAV

13:30


Group travel to Colombia - Lessons learned

Anna Guwert and
Anna Taxell

14:20

 

Adoptions and Attachment disorders: The Importance of adoptive parents forming relationship with their adopted children following adoption

Hanna Björk Atreye Sigfúsdóttir

14:45

Coffee break

 

15:00


Crafting of Identity among transnational
and/or transracial adoptees


David Asplund,
Cultural anthropologist

15:45


Panel & Discussion

Closing Remarks


Moderator: Elísabet Hrund Salvarsdóttir
Chairperson of NAC

16:30

Break

 

19:00

Dinner


* For participants who have registered
and 
payed for the dinner upon registration 


Saturday 16th September
 -  General meeting for NAC member organizations only

9:15                 General meeting                   


Center Hotel Plaza
Meeting Room: Hekla      

10:20 Coffee break  
 
General meeting

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

 

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