The expectation I had was that the conference either helped encourage families wanting to adopt or would give them a lot of food for thought before embarking on that journey. And this turned out to be true. Exponentially true. Once I started listening to the sessions instead of only focusing on photos, I found the information riveting.
Children need to have their sensory 'tanks' filled up throughout the growing up years in order to have a balanced life. Children and young people in hard places (such as orphans, and foster care) have missed out in the sensory realm and thus often react often or have a hard time connecting with parents & caretakers. This conference taught us about the importance of healing sensory damage before other progress is made.
Here's a clip to give you a taste..