Event Description

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How can your child take their differences and use them as strengths?

Register your child for Barker's one-week program: Building Resiliency in Adopted Children
Virtual Workshops for children 8 to 12 years of age. Monday, August 9 to Friday, August 13 from 5 to 6 PM

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This workshop aims to equip adopted children with tools to recognize their negative bias, combat it, highlight their individual strengths, and connect them to other adoptees because we know a community is essential to flourishing! 

More About This Workshop

Serving as "part two" of March's six-week virtual program: "Mindful Movement for Children: Discovering How to Navigate Through Worry & Anxiety," Missy Herendeen, LMSW/LGSW Barker's adoption competent therapist, and registered yoga teacher, will help children ages 8 to 12 years old learn how to use their unique differences as strengths to build resiliency. For those who did not make our last virtual program, Missy will review key information about anxiety and worry and take it a few steps further this time.

This one-week program helps adopted children build and strengthen resiliency through playful animation videos, mindfulness, movement & group support. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore their strengths, 
  • Gain tools to build their resiliency,
  • Connect with other adoptees in daily virtual workshops

Event Details

Dates and Times 

Virtual workshops held August 9-13, Monday-Friday from 5 PM-6 PM ET

Registration Fee Information: 


Insurance reimbursement is available through Atena and BCBS.

To use insurance:

1. Call your insurance company to confirm they will cover this "therapeutic group"

2. Use the discount code "INSURANCE" when filling out the registration

3. Barker will collect your insurance information upon completing your registration. 

For more information or questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Cynthia Cubbage at ccubbage [at] barkerfoundation.org.


Event Type: 
Educational Workshops
Audience Type: 
Child or Teen Adoptee

Date and Location

Event Date: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 5:00pm
Time Zone: 
Virtual Monday- Friday and In-person for Saturday event

Event Contact

Melissa Herendeen

Registration Information

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