Training for Adoptive Parents

Discipline with an Adoption/Foster Care Twist

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 adapted 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 behavior modification can be tweaked for children with traumatic histories. The essential components of managing undesirable behavior and supporting positive behavior will be outlined and discussed. Participants will learn specific strategies they can begin to apply immediately.

Saturday, June 6, 2015 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
900 Varnum Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017 (inside the Washington Jesuit Academy)

$50/individual; $75/couple
Free to DC Child and Family Services Adoptive, Foster and Guardianship Families
Child Care is available for children 2+ years old

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SuperParent Support Group

The SuperParent Support Group is a support group for parents working super hard for their kids! Do you have a child that others may have called oppositional? That has experienced prenatal exposure? That has challenges that may be different than other kids? Come meet other parents with similar experiences. This support group aims to provide community, a place for problem solving, empathy and shared experience. The group will meet monthly.

First Meeting:
Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
4061 Powder Mill Road, Suite 320
Calverton, MD 20705

$15 per person to cover space and snacks

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Adoption Education and Parent Training

Affordable, Convenient, and Easily Accessible Parent Training and Adoption Education

At Adoptions Together, we understand that families have many competing demands, and it is not always practical or feasible to attend a seminar in a classroom setting. In order to be useful and effective, parents must be able to access information and support when they need it most. We strive to make parent training affordable, convenient, and easily accessible by offering in person, online, and on-demand options for parent training and adoption education.

Parent Training in the Classroom

While many seminars can be taught online, we recognize that some families prefer the opportunity to interact face to face, and there is some subject matter that can be better addressed in person. Adoptions Together offers many in-person seminars throughout the year that provide a solid foundation and introduction to issues related to international and domestic adoption. These parent training courses are typically held in our Virginia and Maryland offices and are continuously listed on our Events Calendar.

Parent Training On Demand Webinars

For those who are unable to attend in-person classes, Adoptions Together offers a comprehensive resource library of on-demand webinars that parents can access at any time, from any location.  This library allows busy parents to enhance their knowledge and complete training requirements at their convenience. Click here for a complete list of webinars.