Dim Sum Lunch
In 2018, we held 3 dim sum lunches at Jasmine Place in Central. We had a diverse range of attendees, including an entire table of Adult Adoptees as well as parents and waiting families and we've found there is a BIG table for the tweens and teens.
We look forward to this new social event in our calendar.
The 1st dim sum lunch for 2019 is on May 5.
We held 7 educational and informational events in 2018. Some of the topics presented were:
Waiting & Newly Adopted Family Meetings
7 meetings were held in 2018. 5 were in English and 2 in Cantonese.
Topics that were covered were:
We decided to do something a little different last year, and changed our Annual Holiday Party to a Holiday Dim Sum Lunch!
This was held at at Jasmine Place in Central, and fun was had by all that came along.
Our annual professional workshop, Developmental Trauma: Implications for Heart, Mind and Body, was held in June, and was facilitated by Dr. Erica Liu Wollin and Deborah Holcombe. 74 people registered for this full day event and we had a 92% 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.
The Trauma workshop for 2019 is scheduled for Friday, May 31, 2019.
Father's Only Event:
In August, we held our 2nd fathers' only event, How Dads Can Make a Difference: Supporting Kids in Self-Regulation, facilitated by John Shanahan. Again, we were pleasantly surprised and delighted to have high attendance and feedback from our attendees was so positive that we have decided to run a similar event annually.
Film NightsThe Friday night movie, pizza and drinks get together are an easy and relaxed way to get to know others in the AFHK community whilst watching a film connected to adoption. We aim to show films that provide a variety of genres, styles and storylines. Last year we had 3 movie nights. Movies that were featured were: