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New Parent Training

ADOPTION PREPARATION FOR FAMILIES

Adoption Preparation is a six-hour course to prepare families who will adopt and to support families who already have. The course is provided in partnership with Adoption Learning Partners and Project Hopeful.

TOPICS COVERED

DCFS Training: From 9am to 3:30pm, Judy Stigger of Adoption Learning Partners will provide 6-hours of the live training required for families adopting. Judy will address:

  • Adoption as a Legal Process
  • Referrals & Medical Resources
  • Understanding the Impact of a Child’s History on Future Development
  • Adjustment & Attachment
  • Helping Your Child Develop (incl. Early Intervention & Adoption Preservation Services)
  • Talking to Your Child about Adoption & the Continuum of Openness in Adoption
  • Conspicuous Families: race / ethnicity, special needs, older-child placements, etc

Understanding Special Needs Adoption. Together with Project Hopeful, our care team will address the following topics: Medical, developmental, and psychosocial aspects of adoption

  • Addressing special needs such as: clef palate, hearing loss, or Down syndrome. We will also review services our team can provide.
  • Preparing to travel abroad to meet your child
  • Thriving with HIV in the 21st Century
  • Overview of needed
  • Parents from Project Hopeful will address questions including: day-to-day experiences; medications & medical visits; and how to prepare your family for challenges

NEXT SESSION
The next session will be held from 9am to 5pm on April 13, 2013 at the University of Chicago.

FEE & REFUNDS
The fee is $150 per family (single parents are invited to bring one support person.) Your registration includes pizza lunch & all-day parking. Refunds allowed only by March 29th.

REGISTER NOW!