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A Place in My Heart Conference: Wisconsin Dells

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Join WISAPSP and Jockey Being Family for an in-person conference in Wisconsin Dells! Adults will enjoy a full day of learning and connecting, with breakfast and lunch included. Wisconsin Adoption & Permanency Support is again partnering with Jockey Being Family to be able to provide a limited number of families with reimbursement for ONE hotel night (1 room for 1 night per selected applicant family) for those attending the conference. Look for the link for this reimbursement application in your conference registration confirmation email. If you choose to bring along your family to enjoy the waterpark, please plan ahead to bring an adult caregiver along to supervise children during the day, as no childcare is provided through the conference.


8:15-9am Check In and Breakfast Buffet

9am-12pm Morning Session

12-12:45 Lunch

12:45-4pm Afternoon Session

5-7pm Jockey Being Family Pizza Party (optional – must RSVP within your conference registration)

Certificates of attendance will be provided at the end of the conference. On Saturday evening, starting at 5pm, a free (optional) Jockey Being Family pizza dinner will be provided in the same room the conference was held in. Please consider joining us!


Remembering Yourself: Integrating Nature and Body-Based Practices for Parents and Caregivers


In this full day session, you will join Elizabeth and Jess as they take you beyond self-care and into the nitty-gritty of finding harmony in relationships. They will integrate recent research with practical applications and hands-on activities that support self-awareness as a tool for supporting children. The experience of how we were parented and raised in society influences the way we connect (or struggle to connect) with the children in our lives. By re-centering and remembering the experiences and needs of parents/caregivers, we create new ways to support the social and emotional development of infants and children by rewiring the brain and reinforcing new patterns in our bodies. This is a session where your experiences inside the presentation inspire meaningful changes in your day-to-day life with kids. They will explore questions like, “How do early attachment and/or trauma impact relational patterns?, “What is the difference between leadership and control?”, and “What is the relationship between shame and vulnerability?” Jess and Elizabeth look forward to sharing lived experience with adoption, and real-life body and nature-based strategies with you throughout the day.



Wisconsin Adoption & Permanency Support
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Wilderness Resort
511 E Adams St.
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
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