Talking To Your Child About Adoption Parts 1 and 2
One of the most difficult, but important aspects of being an adoptive parent is learning how to comfortably discuss adoption issues with your child. What will your child ask you about adoption? When can you expect it? Will you know what to say? Part I of Talking to Your Child about Adoption provides parents with information and techniques for talking with children in a developmentally appropriate manner, and for helping children cope with comments, feelings, and intrusive questions.
Talking with your child about their birth history can be difficult, especially when there are painful or sensitive issues related to their birth family and past. Part II of Talking to Your Child about Adoption will explore ways to discuss difficult birth family histories marked by mental illness, substance abuse, criminal behavior, physical or sexual abuse, or abandonment and neglect. Parents will learn when to share information, how much information to share, and how to convey the details in a way that is supportive and developmentally appropriate. Issues related to search and reunion will also be addressed.
|Saturday, March 2, 2013
|4061 Powder Mill Road Suite 320
Calverton, MD 20705
Workshop topics offered by Adoptions Together
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Adoption and School
Adoption Law for Adoptive Parents
And Then There Were Two or More…
Attachment: What is It?
The Birth mother Experience
Bottles, Pampers, Pacifiers-The Checklist for New Parents
Building Transracial/Transcultural Families
Coping with the Wait for Your Child
Everyone You Love Needs to Understand Adoption
Genetics and Adoption
Language Development Issues in Children Adopted Internationally
Living with FASD/PDE: Lets Help the Helpers
"Older" Parent Adoption
Openness in Adoption: Dispelling the Myths
Parenting the Later-Placed Child: Techniques and Strategies
Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Race and Adoption
Stress Management for Parents
Talking to Your Child About Adoption
Understanding Psychotropic Medications