Author Archive | Joni Mantell

Baby Care for Adoptive Parents

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Date : Saturday May 17, 2014 Location: IAC Center, 2 Tree Farm Road, Suite A200, Pennington, NJ 08534 This workshop is for you if you are waiting to adopt and would like to learn about baby care. Workshop Facilitator is Nicole Mayer RMA, RN, BSN, an IAC Center Educator, with […]

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Adult Adoptee Group: Strategies and Tools for Identity, Relationship and Life Challenges New! Support for adults

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Date : Thursday October 23, 2014. Group will meet for 6 sessions: 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4 Location: IAC Center, 2 Tree Farm Road, Suite A200, Pennington, NJ 08534 Adoption presents individuals with additional life tasks and some complex issues. If you experience any of these feelings you will benefit […]

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Coffee & Conversation about LGBT Family Building Options and Family Life

  Join us for an informal discussion and chance to chat with professionals; and other families considering or built by adoption and the ARTS (fertility treatments, donor options, surrogacy, and gestational carriers).  IAC Center Counselors specialize in counseling and education related to adoption and ARTS. We help you to: Consider all of your family building […]

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Understanding Open Adoption Today

This workshop is for you if you are considering or pursuing an adoption; an adoption triad member or a professional working with adoptive families. Understanding what level of openness is right for your family, creating a plan, maintaining and managing the issues that come up over the life cycle of an adoption will be discussed. […]

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Parenting the Older Adopted Child

Participants will learn typical characteristics and behaviors of children adopted over the age of two years and the long term parenting skills necessary to facilitate a successful outcome. Speaker/Moderator Bridget Devine, LSW, is an IAC Center Counselor with extensive clinical experience working with all adoption triad members; families of children with developmental delays, learning disabilities, […]

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Baby Care for Adoptive Parents

This workshop is for you if you are waiting to adopt and would like to learn about baby care. Workshop Facilitator is Danielle Ciccaglione RN, BSN, CCE, an IAC Center Educator, a certified childbirth educator with extensive experience teaching classes on both childbirth and newborn baby care; a specialty in educating the Intended Parents of […]

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Knowing When to Stop Trying

By Janet Jaffe, Ph.D. Center for Reproductive Psychology www.ReproductivePsych.org www.UnsungLullabies.com One of the most profound decisions you must make when dealing with infertility – as important as the decision to try to conceive in the first place – is the decision to stop trying.  How do you know when enough is enough?   How can you […]

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Keeping Your Relationship Healthy During Infertility

Written By Janet Jaffe, Ph.D. Center for Reproductive Psychology www.ReproductivePsych.org www.UnsungLullabies.com Adapted from Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility (St. Martin’s Press, 2005) Infertility is not just an individual trauma.  The stress on your relationship can leave you feeling that you’re alone in this, not facing this crisis together as partners, as a team. The […]

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Frontload Your Child NOW To Meet the Challenges of Growing Up

This workshop is for: Adoptive parents of children and teenagers; adoptive parents to be; and professionals. Speaker and Moderator: Bridget Devine, LSW, IAC Center Counselor has extensive clinical experience working with all adoption triad members; families of children and teens with age-typical concerns, psychological and behavioral issues, developmental delays and learning disabilities. She has facilitated parenting […]

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