CANCELED Pre-Adoption Group Training

Prospective Adoptive Parent Training for Prospective Parent International Adoption, Prospective Adoptive Parent Training for Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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.

PRIDE Training, March/April/May 2019: Session 3 of 4

Prospective Adoptive Parent Training for Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:00am

March 30, April 13, May 4 and 11, 2019 (Attendance required at all four 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.

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General Adoption Information Meeting May 6, 2019

General Adoption Information Meeting for Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care, General Adoption Information Meeting for Prospective Parent International Adoption, General Adoption Information Meeting for Prospective Parent Domestic Adoption

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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.

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Parents of Adopted Teens and Parents who have Adopted Older Children

Support/Discussion Groups for Adoptive Parent

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

This group is open to parents of adopted adolescents and teens, and to parents who have adopted older children.

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International Adoption Information Webinar

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:00pm

International Adoption Information Webinar

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 9:00pm

Birth Parent Discussion Group

Support/Discussion Groups for Birth Parent

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

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.

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Professional Workshop: LGBTQ Competency for Family Service Workers

Professional In-Service Training for Professional

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

For some straight-identifying family service workers, working with LGBTQ families can be a bit precarious. You may not know exactly what to ask or suggest, for fear of saying the wrong thing and alienating the potential parents/clients. In this workshop, you'll learn more about LGBTQ culture, potential hidden biases, and practical ways to create more aligned relationships with your clients.

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PRIDE Training, March/April/May 2019: Session 4 of 4

Prospective Adoptive Parent Training for Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster Care

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am

March 30, April 13, May 4 and 11, 2019 (Attendance required at all four 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.

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Parents of Adopted Young Adults Support Group

Support/Discussion Groups for Adoptive Parent

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

This discussion group is targeted to the needs of parents of young adults who are beyond high school age 18+, and will focus on issues related to young adulthood. The group is facilitated by a Barker staff social worker.

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