Wednesday, 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.   

In this parent to parent led discussion style workshop – Trish Maskew (our facilitator) will explore with you the various challenges that families face after placement, some of the reasons for the challenges and most importantly she will explore various strategies for “weathering these storms” as they come.

This workshop is appropriate for families that are awaiting an adoptive placement, families that are currently placed with a child and families that have experienced the pain of a failed placement.  All are welcome.  Trish Maskew – author of “Our Own:  Adopting and Parenting the Older Child”  is a writer and speaker on a wide range of adoption topics.  At this workshop, she comes to us not as an adoption professional but as a mom of children adopted at an older age.  She brings to this discussion her personal experience of the expected and unexpected joys and challenges of parenting children with a history of trauma where things did not often go “as expected”. 


Trish Maskew – author of “Our Own:  Adopting and Parenting the Older Child” 


The Barker Foundation – Bethesda Office: 

7979 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 


Saturday March 9th, 2013 from 10am – 12noon