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Workshop Series

How to Talk to a Child About Adoption: 6 to 12 Years

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Location: IAC Center, 2 Tree Farm Road, Pennington, NJ 08534

This workshop is for adoptive, pre-adoptive parents and professionals who work with children in this age group. Some adoption agencies will accept this workshop as credit toward the home study requirements. Certificates will be issued upon request.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • The Five Key Adoption Issues children often experience at this stage

  • Signs a child may be dealing with these issues

  • Ways to communicate effectively with a child at these ages

  • How to help a child answer their questions about adoption

  • Strategies to help children develop:

    • Self-esteem

    • Identity

    • A sense of security in relationships

    • Skills for dealing with adoption with peers and at school

  • Helpful resources and books for children and parents.

Workshop Facilitator: Joni Mantell, LCSW, Director IAC Center is a psychotherapist specializing in adoption since 1993; a frequent feature writer and contributor to the "Ask the Expert" column for Adoptive Families magazine, where she is known for her ability to integrate and differentiate adoption, child developmental and other psychological issues.


Some adoption agencies will accept this workshop as credit toward the home study requirements. Certificates will be issued upon request.

Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required and should be completed at least one week prior to the event. Payment must be received in order to confirm your registration. Cancellations must be received at least three days prior to the event.

For additional information:
Phone 609-737-8750, or E-mail: info@iaccenter.com