In an adoption world where disruption looms all too often, this session offers a positive approach for workers and families. Here is a way to make sense of (and deal with) some of the negative feelings that adopted children can make their parents feel. Understanding this dynamic, as well as other key parent-child interactions which are unique to adopted children and their new families, can help turn a crisis in an adoptive family into an opportunity for true communication and strengthened commitment.

Presented by Maris Blechner, an adoptive and birth parent and a nationally known trainer and consultant on child welfare issues. Maris has a particular interest in helping older children move into permanent committed adoptive families. 2013.

Time: 1.5 hours; certificate of attendance available upon request

Fee: $15 members / $20 nonmembers

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Categories: Disabilities & Challenges, Parenting, Parenting Strategies, Training

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The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) supports, educates, inspires, and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe, loving family.


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