Monday, August 24, 2009
Remember a while back when I posted that Talking About Adoption is Hard? Well I still think it's hard, and I'm still trying to learn as much as possible. I'm reading blogs from folks who seem to have a better handle on it than I do, devouring as many books as I can get my hands on, and just signed up for an online workshop called "Talking to Children about Adoption," which is being held by the well-respected folks at the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.). C.A.S.E. is a non-profit adoptive family support center, and their description says that "since 1998, adoption-competent experts at C.A.S.E. have dedicated their work to ensuring the well-being of foster and adoptive children of all backgrounds." These guys have offered tons of classes and training in the past, but this is their foray into the online arena, and I was really excited to sign up. If you want to sign up too, here's the info: When: Thursday, September 24, 2009, from 6-7pm Pacific time (9-1opm Eastern time) Instructor: Ellen Singer, LCSW-C Details: Finally our most-requested workshop is available online. Discover what children understand and think about adoption. Find out how and when to share your child's adoption story and how to encourage them to feel safe to ask questions and share their thoughts and feelings. (toll-free dial-in/log on instructions and passcode will be emailed upon payment confirmation.) Fee: $20 Registration: Click here to sign up for the workshop. By the way, when I talked to a director at C.A.S.E. (to get permission to post this), she said to be sure and mention that this is their first online class, and they are a tiny non-profit staff, so please have patience with them as they explore this new territory and work out all the kinks. If you do sign up, please allow at least a week to receive follow-up materials.