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How to Talk to a Child About Adoption: Infancy to 11 Years- Montclair
Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This workshop is for adoptive; pre-adoptive parents and professionals working with these families.
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
A model for understanding what a child can understand about adoption at different ages and stages of development.
How to lay a foundation for talking to children about adoption.
How to answer children's early questions about adoption
Understand which issues are really hard for children to deal with and which issues are actually harder for parents.
About Open Adoption and Transracial Adoptive Family
Workshop Facilitator:Bridget Devine, MSW, an IAC Center Counselor with extensive clinical experience working with all adoption triad members at multiple points in the life cycle; children, tweens and teens; general parenting and transracial adoptive family issues.
When & Where
Many of our clients seek counseling and psycho-education to help them cope with the emotional, social and practical issues related to their infertility treatment, failed infertility treatment cycle, miscarriage or pregnancy loss. Others come to us to discuss family alternatives including additional infertility treatments, donor options, adoption, surrogacy or the child-free family. Wherever you are in your process, we’ll help you consider the short-term, long-term, emotional and relationship factors associated with each choice.