Dim Sum Lunch
We held our first dim sum lunch in June on a sunday at Jasmine Place in Central. We had one of our most diverse range of attendees this year, including an entire table of Adult Adoptees as well as parents and waiting families and a BIG table for the tweens and teens. We look forward to this new annual event in our calendar in late May or early June.
Our annual professional workshop this year, Developmental Trauma: Implications for Heart, Mind and Body, was held in June, and was facilitated by Dr. Erica Liu Wollin and Virginia Spielmann. 65 people registered for this full day event and we had a 97% attendance rate. The feedback from the workshop was extremely positive [with most attendees choosing a 3 or 4 out of 4 for all categories in our feedback questionnaire].
We have our upcoming holiday party on Sunday, December 10. We will have arts and crafts, story telling by world famous author Nury Vittachi, photos with Santa, games and lots of fun for everyone. This is a members only event, and we are really looking forward to celebrating this season with you, our AFHK family. If you have any ideas or suggestions for future talks or events in line with the AFHK mission, please do let us know.
Fathers' Only Event
In August, we held our first fathers' only event, Building Connections: How Dads Can Strengthen Attachment and Facilitate Development, facilitated by John Shanahan. Again, we were pleasantly surprised and delighted to have 100% attendance and feedback from our attendees was so positive that we have decided to run a similar event annually.
Our Annual Picnic in September this year was a small and intimate affair on a beautiful sunny day. This was a perfect opportunity for families to meet and network, and for the little ones to play and be free! The zorg ball was once again a hit!