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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. In addition, some adoption agencies will accept this workshop as partial fulfillment of your home study requirements (certificates will be issued). Workshop Facilitator: Jennifer Gamper Meenan, RN, BSN, MSW, LCSW has worked as a pediatric nurse at St. […]

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Making the Decision to Adopt

This workshop is for you if you are considering adoption and if you find you are getting stuck in your attempts to start the adoption process. Speaker and Moderator, Joni S. Mantell, LCSW You will learn why making the emotional decision to adopt is so difficult and how to get yourself unstuck in your family […]

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W.I.S.E. Up! Workshop

This workshop is for pre-adoptive and adoptive parents, as well as adopted children ages 6-11. Did you know nearly every adopted child is asked questions about their adoption? For children in trans-racial families, they may also be asked questions about their race. This may start as early as age 3 with: “Why don’t you look […]

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Domestic Adoption: Communicating With Birthparents

This workshop is for anyone adopting domestically, even if you are already working with an attorney or an adoption agency. Agencies and attorneys focus on completing adoptions successfully, which is precisely what you want them to focus on. But they may not have the time or counseling experience to focus on training you to really […]

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Workshop: Professionals

  All of these workshops will be available for continuing education credits. Workshop dates will be announced and these workshops are also available for presentation at your agency, clinic or organization. Consultation and supervision on infertility and adoption topics; client-staff relationships or your specific psychotherapy cases are available. To arrange for professional workshops, consultations or supervision, […]

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Children’s Life Book

This workshop is for children ages 6 – 10, and their parents. Children will create their own life books with the help of the therapist, their peers and parental help at home. This is different than any life book parents may have created for their child. This is the children’s chance to tell their own […]

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How to Make an Adoption Lifebook

How to Make an Adoption Lifebook – This workshop is for parents in all stages of adoption; from pre-adopt to post-adopt, and is equally applicable to domestic and international adoption. Workshop Facilitator: Sasha Martone, MSW, IAC Center Counselor whose interest in Adoption Lifebooks began while working with families formed through adoption and became a personal passion […]

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What to Do During the Wait

  This workshop is for people who are waiting to adopt or professionals working with pre-adoptive parents. This workshop is offered upon request and is a popular offering at adoption conferences and at adoption agency locations for their clients and agency staff seeking proactive, stress-reducing and meaningful ways to deal with the waiting phase in […]

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