Thanks to a grant from the Takoma Foundation, Barker's Director of Family and Post-Adoption Services visited Takoma Park Elementary School and conducted a staff training in adoption awareness.  More than 60 staff members joined a thoughtful discussion that ranged from integrating postitive adoption language into their classrooms to handling tricky family-related assignments.  Read more about it at Takoma Foundation's website.  And if you know of a local school that could benefit from a similar training, and you'd like to help make it happen, please contact Varda Makovsky, Barker's Director of Family and Post-Adoption Services at 301-664-9664 or post-adopt@barkerfoundation.org. And visit the Family & Post-Adoption Services section for more information.