How to Talk to a Child About Adoption from Infancy to Age 12

How to Talk to a Child About Adoption from Infancy to Age 12

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Location: Learning Center at Babies”R”Us, 24-30 Union Square East, Manhattan, NY, NY

This workshop is for adoptive parents, pre-adoptive parents and professionals. 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:

  • How to create a safe family atmosphere in which adoption can be openly discussed

  • What children think about adoption at different ages and stages of development

  • Which issues are really hard for children to deal with and which issues are actually harder for the parents

  • Communication tools for talking to your child and answering his or her questions

  • How to help your child deal with peer or school issues.

  • Helpful resources and books for children and parents.

Workshop Facilitator: Joni Mantell, LCSW, Director of the IAC Center is a psychotherapist and recognized authority on the psychological and social aspects of infertility and adoption. She is a frequent contributor to the “Ask the Expert”column for Adoptive Families magazine where she is particularly known for her expertise in helping individuals and couples to ‘Cross the Bridge from Infertility to Adoption’; and for her capacities to integrate and to differentiate adoption, child development and other psychological issues in her understanding of each individual and family situation. For additional information: Phone 609-737-8750, or E-mail:


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