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May 14, 2013
About The Workshop: Current estimates of sexual abuse among children in foster and adoptive placement range from 75% to 85%.  Given the high incidence of sexual abuse among children who are entering adoption, it is imperative that adoptive families understand the facts of abuse as well as their respective roles in the healing process.  Equally important is the individual’s level of comfort in discussing sexual abuse and normal sexual issues. 
April 4, 2013
The Barker Foundation Annual Conference is only 10 days away! PWNL is hosting two sessions featuring experts that have experience working with youth in the foster care system and older child adoptions. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for families that have adopted older children, families interested in adopting older children or anyone who has an interested in foster care and adoption.
February 20, 2013
“When The Going Gets Tough” Dealing with the “Unexpected” in Older Child Adoption:Please join us for this free in-service for our parents and prospective parents of older children.  We will explore coping mechanisms for dealing with the sometimes tough realities and challenging behaviors that may occur during the post-placement period.   
February 20, 2013
Link: REGISTER FOR OLDER CHILD ADOPTION TRAINING
February 19, 2013
Link: COME TO BARKER'S 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE! The world of adoption is changing rapidly. For example, levels of openness have changed significantly; the internet is a game-changer in many areas of adoption; and the needs of older children and children with special needs who long for permanency are increasingly highlighted. 

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