Events


Adoption 101 Webinar

Considering adopting? Want to learn about adoption programs at Spence-Chapin? Join us for an adoption 101 webinar which provides an overview of the current landscape of international and domestic adoption and the needs of the children waiting for adoptive families. This webinar is a good start to exploring if adoption is the right fit to grow your family and to learn more about the steps involved in an adoption process. We’ll discuss all Spence-Chapin adoption programs including international adoption (Bulgaria, Colombia, and South Africa) and domestic adoption (infant & special needs adoption) and support services through the Modern Family Center. Bring your questions! The meeting will include ample opportunity to have your questions answered.

At Location in Description from 06/17/2016 to 06/17/2016 Hosted by General

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Adoption Open House

Drop by our open house to learn more about adopting, ask questions about what it means to get a home study done, and meet members of our home study team! This is not a formal information meeting, so come by anytime to chat with us about the home study process, eligibility requirements, paperwork, and if adoption is the right path for you. Let us know you’re stopping by! Register below. This is a FREE event.

At Location in Description from 06/14/2016 to 06/14/2016 Hosted by General

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No school for elementary & middle school students

Clerical day. No school for elementary and middle school and District 75 students.

At Location in Description from 06/14/2016 to 06/14/2016 Hosted by General,Elementary,Middle

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Bagels & Blox

Join us for Bagels & Blox. We'll provide food, child care, and fun - all you have to do is enjoy breakfast and connect with other parents while your kids play! Our early childhood experts will be here to answer questions and offer parenting guidance. All of our events are open to the public. Adoptive parents and kids ages 5 and below are welcome to attend. $40/family

At Location in Description from 06/12/2016 to 06/12/2016 Hosted by General

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No school for students

Anniversary Day. Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development. In all five boroughs students will not be in attendance.

At Location in Description from 06/09/2016 to 06/09/2016 Hosted by General

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Adopting as a Single Parent

Online Webinar FREE Are you thinking about becoming a single parent through adoption? In this FREE webinar we’ll help you understand the options available to you, such as international and domestic adoption, including foster care. You’ll learn about how to prepare for the arrival of your child and have support systems in place. We’ll address common questions, fears, and misconceptions about single parents adopting. There will also be plenty of time for you to ask your own questions!

At Location in Description from 06/01/2016 to 06/01/2016 Hosted by General

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World Stamp Show-NY 2016

Free. 200 international dealers selling and buying stamps, collection, supplies and related material. 50+ postal administrations from around the world. World's rarest stamps on display, competitive exhibits, seminars for beginners through advanced philatelists. Special youth and beginner activities. Sponsored by the American Philatelic Society and United States Postal Service. 10 AM to 6 PM daily, last day 10 AM-3 PM. Free informal appraisals-bring your items. School groups welcome!

At Location in Description from 05/28/2016 to 06/04/2016 Hosted by Christine JimenezGeneral,Elementary,Middle,High School

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Adoption 101 webinar

Considering adopting? Want to learn about adoption programs at Spence-Chapin? Join us for an adoption 101 webinar which provides an overview of the current landscape of international and domestic adoption and the needs of the children waiting for adoptive families. This webinar is a good start to exploring if adoption is the right fit to grow your family and to learn more about the steps involved in an adoption process. We’ll discuss all Spence-Chapin adoption programs including international adoption (Bulgaria, Colombia, and South Africa) and domestic adoption (infant & special needs adoption) and support services through the Modern Family Center. Bring your questions! The meeting will include ample opportunity to have your questions answered.

At Location in Description from 05/18/2016 to 05/18/2016 Hosted by General

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Bagels & Blox

Join us for Bagels & Blox. We'll provide food, child care, and fun - all you have to do is enjoy breakfast and connect with other parents while your kids play! Our early childhood experts will be here to answer questions and offer parenting guidance. All of our events are open to the public. Adoptive parents and kids ages 5 and below are welcome to attend. $40/family

At Location in Description from 05/15/2016 to 05/15/2016 Hosted by General

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Sips & Dips Spring Benefit

One of the premier tasting events in Brooklyn, Spence-Chapin’s Annual Spring Benefit celebrates the families we have built and continue to build through an impressive display of desserts and savory delicacies by renowned chefs and pastry artists. The event, to be held at 26 Bridge, will feature: Stunning tasting stations including an Award-winning BBQ Master Silent and live auction C.K. Swett Spring Benefit 2015 Tickets $150.00

At Location in Description from 05/12/2016 to 05/12/2016 Hosted by General

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What is a Home Study?

Online Webinar FREE Are you considering adopting and want to know more about home studies? Join us for our FREE webinar to learn about the process of a home study, including what they are, if you need one, and the steps involved. Bring your questions! There will be plenty of time to answer your questions, such as: How long does the process take? What documents do we need to gather? What kinds of questions will the social worker ask? Will someone really come inspect our home? ...Do we need to cover the outlets and dust the lampshades???

At Location in Description from 05/04/2016 to 05/04/2016 Hosted by General

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International Adoption 101 Webinar

Considering adopting? Join us for an international adoption 101 webinar which provides an overview of the current landscape of international adoption and the needs of the children waiting for adoptive families. Spence-Chapin, Children's Home, and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota are partnering to share information with you about the adoption process and programs in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. This webinar is specifically for interested families living in New York and New Jersey. This webinar is a good start to exploring if adoption is the right fit to grow your family and to learn more about the steps involved in an adoption process. Bring your questions! The meeting will include ample opportunity to have your questions answered.

At Location in Description from 04/26/2016 to 04/26/2016 Hosted by General

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Adoption Open House

Drop by our open house to learn more about adoption and meet members of our adoption team! This is not a formal information meeting, so drop by anytime to chat with us about the adoption process, eligibility requirements, adoption paperwork, and if adoption is the right path for you. Let us know you’re stopping by! Register below. This is a FREE event.

At Location in Description from 04/21/2016 to 04/21/2016 Hosted by General

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"Attention, Arousal and Sleep"

If you’ve ever had to cook, prepare an assignment, and talk on the phone, then you have a sense of what it is to switch back and forth between this and that. But what in our brains allows us to focus on one task and tune out another? That's been a mystery, at least until recently, when researchers found a small region of the brain that controls our ability to "multitask." Working as a "switchboard," the TRN -- the thalamic reticular nucleus -- allows us to cut through the sensory bombardment and zero in on what's vital at any given moment. The TRN does this as long as certain cells quiet themselves when they're supposed to. If not, then well-focused mice become distractible mice, and their thinking is disrupted. Oddly enough, this same brain region turns up in another line of research: wakefulness vs. drowsiness. By stimulating the TRN one way, researchers made sleep-deprived mice act as if they were fully rested. By stimulating it another way, they made rested mice act as if they were about to nod off. Are these two conditions -- distractibility and sleep deprivation -- somehow related? And what can all this tell us about situations where sensory overload -- and maybe underarousal -- is a fact of life? Such as certain cases of ADHD? For more, hear scientist -- and clinical psychiatrist -- Michael Halassa. Dr. Halassa runs the Halassa Lab at NYU, where he's a member of three faculties: the Neuroscience Institute, the Department of Neuroscience, and the Department of Psychiatry. A serial award-winner, Dr. Halassa was recently named a Next Generation Leader by the Allen Institute for Brain Science. We request a $5.00 donation at our meetings. The Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Support Group has offered support, information, networking, and a sense of community to adults with ADD/ADHD since 1992. We're not Lazy, Crazy, or Stupid:)

At Location in Description from 04/17/2016 to 04/17/2016 Hosted by Robert

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Adopting in your 40s & 50s

Join Spence-Chapin staff to learn about the current landscape of international and domestic adoption, adoption options for parents in their 40s and 50s, and the needs of the children waiting for adoptive families. We’ll discuss the scope of all Spence-Chapin adoption programs including international adoption (Bulgaria, Colombia, and South Africa) and domestic adoption, as well as Spence-Chapin’s adoption services. Bring your questions! The meeting will include ample opportunity to have your questions answered and meet other people considering adopting.

At Location in Description from 04/12/2016 to 04/12/2016 Hosted by General

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