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Meet The Need:
South Carolina's Statewide Training on Adoption

Meet the Need 2024: South Carolina’s Statewide Training on Adoption offers two days of trauma-focused attachment-based training. Keynote speakers include Melissa Corkum- author of Reclaim Compassion, adoptee, and adoptive parent, Kayla Moffitt- foster care advocate, adoptive mother, and Foster the Family staff member, and Allison Cooke Douglas- post-permanency expert at the National Center for Enhanced Post-Adoption Support, Neurosequential Model in Education trainer, and adoptive parent. 

 

On day one, adoptive families, adoption professionals, and clinicians will take a deeper dive into the TBRI® Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles through keynotes and breakout sessions led by those with personal and professional lived experience. Day two provides in-depth sessions focused on practical tools attendees can immediately implement at home and in their professional practices.

MEET THE NEED 2024

DECEMBER 5-6, 2024

1200 Hampton Street

Pricing

Early-bird pricing - Day 1: $75, Day 2: $25, Both Days $100

*Use code EARLY24 at checkout through July 31*

Regular Price - Day 1: $100, Day 2: $50, Both Days: $150

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meet the need 2024 TOPICS

Day 1 will offer a breakdown of each of the TBRI® Principles: Connecting, Empowering and Correcting. Day 2 will include hands-on demonstrations of the three principles.

Here are a few of the sessions we will offer:

Connecting

  • Reframing Parental Resistance: Understanding the neuroscience of blocked care

  • What do I do if I have run out of compassion?

  • Cultivating Confidence: When insecurity impacts your identity

  • What are you bringing to the table? How mindfulness and self-worth impacts parenting

​Empowering

  • Sensory Processing Disorder Simplified

  • Using Somatic Rhythmic Activities for Regulation and Connection

  • DSS 101: Things Adoptive Families Should Know

  • Being a Secure Base for Your Family

Correcting

  • Challenging Mindshifts on Discipline

  • Overcoming Sexual Abuse: an adoptee's personal story

  • Treatment of Attachment Trauma for the Adoptee

  • Staying Energized to Ride the Waves of the Foster Care and Adoption Ocean of Emotions.

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Meet the Need 2024 SPEAKERS

Meet the Need 2024 will feature keynotes and breakout sessions led by nationally known experts in the adoption field.

hotel accommodations

MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA, SC

1200 Hampton Street

Located less than a mile from the South Carolina State House and in the heart of Downtown Columbia. 
Discounted rates are available. 

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FEATURED SPONSORS

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BE AN EXHIBITOR

Meet the Need offers the opportunity to spread awareness about your organization's services to individuals in the adoption field across the state.

Exhibitors will receive one table for the duration of the event (December 5-6), one complimentary registration to Meet the Need.

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BE A SPONSOR

Join us as a Meet the Need event sponsor to highlight your organization in front of hundreds of adoptive families, adoption professionals, and clinicians. 

Organizations who are interested in being an event sponsor can choose from several levels of investment. 

MEET THE NEED 2023

Thank you to everyone who attended Meet the Need 2023! We hope to see you again next year!

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