Adoption at the Movies : The Third Annual Adoption at the Movies Awards

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“If you wouldn’t say it about a boob job, don’t say it about an adoptive family.”

IF YOU WOULDN’T SAY IT ABOUT A BOOB JOB… from Rain City Church on Vimeo.

IF YOU WOULDN’T SAY IT ABOUT A BOOB JOB…
from Rain City Church PLUS 6 days ago NOT YET RATED
Sometimes very well meaning people will say some pretty insensitive things to adoptive families.
We can only assume that they’re not trying to be mean, but instead lack the vocabulary to say what they’re really asking.
So that’s why we came up with this rule of thumb:
“If you wouldn’t say it about a boob job, don’t say it about an adoptive family.”
(filmed and edited by spencerfindlay.com)

Center for Adoption Support and Education January Webinar

STRENGTHENING YOUR FAMILY

an empowering and inspiring webinar series 

Talking with Children about Adoption

Thursday, January 17, 2013

9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

C.A.S.E. is excited to continue Strengthening Your Family, an empowering and inspiring webinar series, designed to help foster and adoptive families learn valuable skills to build strong families.In conjunction with Jockey Being Family, Jockey International, we are pleased to offer limited free access to this webinar series. On the third Thursday of each month, we will release a coupon code, active for the first 150 registrants of the following month’s webinar. We would like to thank Jockey International for making this special opportunity possible.

Parents often feel anxious and lack confidence when discussing adoption with their children. C.A.S.E. Adoption-Competent Therapist and Trainer, Ellen Singer, LCSW-C will teach parents what children think and feel about adoption at different developmental stages and how to share their child’s adoption story. She will address participants’ specific questions and concerns regarding when and how to share difficult/sensitive information as well as how to respond to children’s questions. Participants will learn how to initiate communication with children who do not ask questions.

By using the Coupon Code CAA337   when checking out, you and your constituents can gain FREE access to our webinar — but you must act quickly — only 25 FREE registration slots remain open.

We invite you to learn more about our upcoming webinars on topics to include understanding adopted teens, open adoption and more.  Click here to view our complete Program Calendar.

Fee: $25.00.  International calls may require additional fees.
Please note: All webinars takes place in the EVENING, EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

REGISTER NOW!

Watch and listen! Participants must use their computer to both hear and see the presentation.  Our online format enables parents to ask questions through a chat function and address personal concerns during the workshop.

  • Web access, web instructions, etc. will be emailed to you 1-day in advance of webinar, upon payment and registration confirmation. Please be sure to check your spam/junk mail for invitation!

PLEASE NOTE: C.A.S.E. CANNOT PROVIDE REFUNDS AS WE PAY THE HOSTING SITE FOR ALL REGISTRANTS IN ADVANCE.

C.A.S.E. webinar first 50 to sign up get free access.

STRENGTHENING YOUR FAMILY an empowering and inspiring webinar seriesBecoming a Trauma-Comptetent Healing Parent  Thursday, October 18, 20129:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

C.A.S.E. is excited to continue Strengthening Your Family, an empowering and inspiring webinar series, designed to help foster and adoptive families learn valuable skills to build strong families. In conjunction with Jockey Being Family, Jockey International, we are pleased to offer limited free access to this webinar series. On the third Thursday of each month, we will release a coupon code, active for the first 150 registrants of the following month’s webinar. We would like to thank Jockey International for making this special opportunity possible.Jayne Schooler, adoption trainer and co-author of Telling the Truth to Your Adopted  or Foster Child and Wounded Children Healing Homes will discuss 3 essential tasks and 3 essential skills necessary for caregivers to become trauma-competent healing parents. When a child enters a foster or adoptive home following a history of abuse, neglect and trauma, often times, the foster or adoptive parents are broadsided by shattered expectations – the experience is nothing like they expected. They are confronted by the child’s confusing emotions and behavior, and they feel unequipped for the parenting journey. Participants will learn what is needed to provide “trauma- informed care” to children who have come from hard places.

By using the Coupon Code TAW294 when checking out, you and your constituents can gain FREE access to our webinar — but you must act quickly only 50 registration slots remain open. We invite you to learn more about our upcoming webinars on topics to include  bullying and cyber-bullying, talking with children about adoption, understanding adopted teens, and more.  Click here to see our full Program Calendar.

Fee: $25.00.  International calls may require additional fees.
Please note: All webinars takes place in the EVENING, EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

REGISTER NOW!

Watch and listen! Participants must use their telephone AND computer to both hear and see the presentation.  Toll-free dial-in/online format enables parents to ask questions and address personal concerns during the workshop.

  • Toll-free number, web instructions, etc. will be emailed to you 1-day in advance of webinar, upon payment and registration confirmation. Please be sure to check your spam/junk mail for invitation!

PLEASE NOTE: C.A.S.E. CANNOT PROVIDE REFUNDS AS WE PAY THE HOSTING SITE FOR ALL REGISTRANTS IN ADVANCE.

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Somewhere Between

I wanted to share this link about a new movie that I thought might be of interest.

About the Film

Short Synopsis

In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton (THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SESAME STREET) has created a deeply moving documentary illustrating that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable. Of the roughly 80,000 girls who have been adopted from China since 1989—a decade after China implemented its One Child Policy—the film intimately follows four teenagers: Haley, Jenna, Ann, and Fang. These four wise-beyond-their-years, yet typical American teens, reveal a heartbreaking sense of self-awareness as they attempt to answer the uniquely human question, “Who am I?” They meet and bond with other adoptees, some journey back to China to reconnect with the culture, and some reach out to the orphaned girls left behind. In their own ways, all attempt to make sense of their complex identities. Issues of belonging, race, and gender are brought to life through these articulate subjects, who approach life with honesty and open hearts.  Click here for the website

Adopted: The Identity Project

A new online seminar by Adoption Learning Partners:  Click here for more info

Real People. Real Stories. Real Insight For Parents.

This course guides parents through a series of adoptee stories giving a unique view into the hearts, minds and souls of the adopted person experience.  Discussions involve unresolved questions surrounding their birth family, the decision to place them for adoption and how much of who they are is related to their DNA vs. their upbringing. These stories are supported with clinical insights from our expert offering practical tips for parents to use with their own family.

  • Adult adoptees reflect on their experiences as children and teens
  • Invaluable insights into what their child may be feeling
  • Practical tips from our experts for parents to use with their own family