National Reunification Day 2013

National Reunification Day celebration was held on June 15, 2013, at Holy Trinity High School in Chicago. The National Reunification Day program combines celebration with  education and advocacy. Through this event, we hope to empower and inspire other parents, showing them that it is possible to confront and resolve the issues that led to their separation and to reunify with their children. In keeping with this goal, we hosted a panel of parents who shared their stories of separation and reunification. We also honored the many professionals who support families in their quest to reunite. The program featured former Juvenile Court Judge Joan Marie Kubalanza as the keynote speaker, a workshop led by clinical psychologist Phyllis Rubin of Theraplay, a panel of parents who shared their personal stories of separation and reunification, and a Parent Café led by Be Strong Families.  There were many activities for children too, including storytelling and Peruvian dancing.