November 2, 2013 | Adoption ABCs Seminar
Stone Ridge, Virginia
Hosted by the Law Offices of Karen S. Law, PLC
Adoptions Together's Nancy Perkins will be presenting at a Virginia attorney’s Adoption ABCs seminar in Loudoun County, covering domestic adoption and home-studies. This seminar will also address international adoption and have a public foster care representative as well.
February 22, 2014 | Parent Education Conference
Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland
Discipline with an Adoption Twist
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Are you tired of fighting, fussing, threatening, nagging, and engaging in constant power struggles with your kids?
Do you wish your home life could be more peaceful?
Come learn effective ways to reinforce desired behaviors, while minimizing challenging behaviors with toddlers through teens!
Adopted and foster children who have experienced maltreatment and other forms of trauma require specialized discipline approaches that enhance relationships, build connections, preserve self-esteem and avoid re-traumatization. There are numerous behavior management programs and discipline techniques that are effective for mainstream parenting, but may need to be modified to meet the unique needs of adopted and foster children. Based on the work of Doris Landry, MS, this workshop will explore how elements of traditionally accepted approaches such as 123-magic, Love and Logic, time-out, and lecture can be adapted to achieve desired outcomes with children with traumatic histories. The essential components of managing undesirable behavior and supporting positive behavior through relationship enhancing strategies will be outlined and discussed. Through a combination of discussion, case scenarios, and group activities, participants will learn specific strategies they can begin applying immediately in their home.