Calendar of Upcoming Speaking Events

January 28, 2017

 Visitations & Transition Strategies whether you are Parenting Grandkids or Sharing Time with an ‘Ex’.  

Tips for setting children (and yourself) up to succeed when faced with the five basic types of visits:  unsupervised, supervised, holiday, prison & technology.

Where:  Oregon City High School, 19761 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City.

Event:  10th annual Family Focus Forum sponsored by Oregon City School District.  Free to public, 8:30 AM – 2:45.  Joan’s presentation is from 10:15-11:15.  To register, or for more information, check out


February 23, 2017

Topic:  The Challenges & Rewards of Raising Grandkids  

Learn how changing simple everyday words and phrases can empower you when talking with your adult child and inspire, energize and add joy back into your life. These same changes help grandkids feel secure, loved and self-confident.  Also, discover how to deal with tough questions and visitation issues.  Q & A follows.

Where:  Gladstone Center for Children and Families (GCCF), 18905 Portland Ave, Gladstone, Oregon.

Event:  Free workshop from 6 – 8 PM; family style dinner 6-6:20 followed by presentation- childcare available.  Contact:

March 16, 2017

Keynote: Refocus & Reconnect: Changing Childhoods, Restoring Hope & Enjoying Today.

Afternoon Session: Visitation & Transition Strategies when Parenting Grandkids

Event:  15th Annual Blue Grass Region GAP (Grandparents as Parents) Conference.

Where:  The Clarion Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky.