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Director Barbara J. Menard attended the 40th Annual National Association of Perinatal Social Workers Conference in Providence, Rhode Island from May 7-10, 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel.  Although the weather was cold and rainy, it did not dampen the warmth of sharing among the attendees.  The opening presentation “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” by Kelly Kittel, author of Breathe, a Memoir of Motherhood, Grief, and Family Conflict.  The evening concluded with a dance with over 30 young dancers who expressed in movement the story narrated by Kelly Kittel.  The Menard Family Foundation provides an annual grant to NAPSW.  It is used for scholarship support for the annual conference to enable the organization to continue to offer this important educational experience for perinatal social workers who gather from across the United States and Canada.

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