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Transitioning: Preparing for a Change

November 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am



“Transition” refers to any type of change.  How does one prepare for change?  What does someone need?  How will any change affect others,  if at all? What are the potential emotional or social disturbances that could occur? There are key questions and key steps to planning ahead when faced with Change/Transition. This session will highlight many different types of Changes/Transitions individuals may go through at different stages of life and how to properly plan for each of them. Change is challenging for most people but the proper planning in advance and having some intended goals identified will aid in smoothly moving through any transition for both the youth and caregivers.  The session will emphasize the importance of intended goals and outcomes along with healthy,  planned conversations with youth beforehand. We will share a helpful tool adults can utilize as a guide . Participants will receive handouts that will be shared for adults and caregivers to keep in mind in the development of a good transition plan.  Some group discussion will aide in bringing these learned concepts and ideas to be thought of as essential practices.


  • How to prepare yourself and others for Change, i.e. Transition
  • The importance of soliciting key questions
  • Benefits of committing to advance work

Target Audience: 

Case managers, social workers, agency leaders/supervisors, grandparents, and other caregivers for children


Lisa Kennedy is a single parent of 4 adult children and grandmother of 4 as well.  She is a former Foster Parent and an Adoptive Parent.  She is currently a Family Peer Support  Specialist for York County  Department of Human Services and serves as an Elected School Board Director for The School District of the City of York.

Lisa has spent more than 20 plus years supporting,  educating,  and advocating for children and families.  She enjoys growing and learning through the many opportunities afforded her while engaged in workshops/trainings with others.

Lisa has had the opportunity to present locally and across the state of PA in various areas such as education, family support, and mental health needs.  She sits on many local,  state and national committees and boards in the aforementioned areas.

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November 16, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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