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Event Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Attendee: Adoptive Parent
Event Type: Support/Discussion Groups
Description: PRIDE After Placement is only open to families who are actively parenting a child through the PWNL program.  Families may begin to attend once they have begun the visitation process with their child/children.  This support group/in-service two hour training session is held monthly.  The first half of this group is an in-service training, and focuses on the review of a specific topic or skill re
Event Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
Attendee: Adult Adoptee
Event Type: Support/Discussion Groups
Description: This discussion group is open to adoptees 18 years of age and older. The purpose of the group is to give adoptees an opportunity to discuss their feelings, concerns and questions about being adopted.
Event Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
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Attendee: Adoptive Parent
Event Type: Educational Workshops
Description: This workshop was designed for adoptive parents, and registration is open to all families regardless of  whether Barker was a part of their adoption. It is important that every parent feel confident in his/her ability to take good care of his/her child's hair.
Event Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am
Attendee: Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care
Event Type: Prospective Adoptive Parent Training
Description: January 20, January 27, February 10, February 24, 2018 -- Attendance required at all 4 sessions PRIDE Training specific to the adoption of older children from the foster care system. The curriculum covers trauma, grief & loss, attachment & bonding, development, communication, behavioral and emotional challenges, transracial and transcultural adoption, financial assistance, as well as the legal process.
Event Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
Attendee: Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care, Prospective Parent International Adoption, Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption
Event Type: General Adoption Information Meeting
Description: Agency staff will describe each of our programs. You will also hear from a family, who has completed the process speak about their experiences and answer questions.
Event Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018 -
9:30am to 11:00am
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Attendee: Child or Teen Adoptee
Event Type: Educational Workshops
Description: Come join other families with young children for an informal get-together! Families and their children are invited for playtime, networking with other families and refreshments.
Event Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Attendee: Adoptive Parent
Event Type: Support/Discussion Groups
Description: This discussion group is open to parents of adopted adolescents and teenagers. The group is facilitated by a Barker staff social worker.
Event Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:00pm
Attendee: Birth Parent
Event Type: Support/Discussion Groups
Description: This Group is open to anyone who has placed a child for adoption or is considering making an adoption plan. The purpose of the group is to provide a place where birth parents can talk about their experiences, and share their feelings and thoughts with others who have made the same decision. The group is facilitated by a Barker staff social worker.
Event Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Attendee: Prospective Parent International Adoption, Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption
Event Type: Prospective Adoptive Parent Training
Description: The Pre-Adoption Group one-day training is required for all prospective adoptive parents in our Domestic Infant and International programs, and is designed to help you think about both the rewards and the challenges of adoption and the life-long adoption issues that are involved.
Event Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018 -
9:30am to 4:00pm
Attendee: Prospective Parent International Adoption
Event Type: Prospective Adoptive Parent Training
Description: This session is the 2nd part of the Pre-Adoption Training for all families adopting internationally. The training focuses on specific issues such as attachment, loss and grief, discipline, specialized resources, and other important topics – all from the perspective of what an internationally adopted child experiences and needs.

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