$10 Webinars for National Adoption Awareness Month

DID YOU KNOW?

More than 102,000 children & youth are awaiting adoption.

To help promote National Adoption Awareness Month, each week we’ll feature discounted prices on popular webinars and courses.

Check our website every Monday to see what’s new, and make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter, where we’ll share even more deals and resources.

THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL: $10 NUTRITION WEBINARS

THURSDAY, November 6, 7:00 PM CT

For This Week Only, Purchase:

Live Webinar: Healthy Eating Habits & Beyond: Strategies for Mealtime Challenges

FEATURED PRICE: $10 – Buy Now

Recorded Webinar: The Scoop on Nutrition &  the Adopted Child

FEATURED PRICE: $10 – Buy Now

Recorded Webinar: Snack, Play, Love

FEATURED PRICE: $10 – Buy Now

         

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10 Tips on Nutrition to Help Your Child Catch Up and Thrive

The Scoop on Nutrition and The Adopted Child

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
7:00 PM Central Time

After welcoming a child home, adoptive parents often struggle to make up for nutritional deficiencies. 

What You Need to Know to Help Your Child 

Dr. Dana Johnson, renowned international adoption physician, gives parents his top 10 tips to help children catch up and thrive! He will also explain the impact of nutritional deficiencies and how to recognize warning signs.

REGISTER!

The Scoop on Nutrition and the Adopted Child

New Webinar!

November 5th, 2013
7:00 PM Central
Q&A: 8:00 PM

Internationally adopted children often suffer physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges due to poor nutrition in their early years. Once a child comes home, adoptive parents often struggle to make up for nutritional deficiencies.

Join Dr. Dana Johnson, renowned international adoption physician, as he helps parents understand the impact of poor nutrition and how to help children catch up.

  • Understand what deficiencies your child may have and why.
  • Recognize the impact malnutrition has on a child and what warning signs to look for.
  • Learn strategies and tips to help your child catch up and thrive.

Submit your questions for us here or by tweeting them to @adoptiontweet using ##ALPNutrition

Realistic Expectations The First Year Home

Congratulations! Welcome to the journey of being an adoptive parent. As you get to know your child, you will realize what you don’t know! But not to worry, you aren’t alone. Take time to learn the skills to parent YOUR child. Connect with others who have similar experiences. Make time for yourself. The following articles were complied as a great starting point for your education as a new adoptive parent

  • A Different Perspective By Cynthia Hockman-Chupp
  • Strategies for Building Attachment By Karleen Gribble, BRurSc, PhD,
  • Top Ten Tips for Successful First Year Parenting By Deborah Gray, MSW, MPA
  • Why Grandma Can’t Pick Up the Baby By Sheena Macrae and Karleen Gribble
  • What is This Thing You Call Sleep? By Dr Julian Davies, MD
  • Transitional Feeding Difficulties By Dr Julian Davies, MD
  • Alone No More…Recognizing Post Adoption Depression By Heatherly Bucher
  • Adding The Oldest By Terra Trevor
  • Creating a Fit By Carrie Kitze
  • “When Do You Tell a Child he was Adopted?” And Other Secrets We Shouldn’t Keep By Adam Pertman
  • Unexpected Special Needs By Nancy Hemenway
  • Positive Outcome: How Can You Combat the Effects of an Orphanage  By Mary Beth Williams, PhD, LCSW, CTS
  • The Impact of Trauma on the Adopted Child By B. Bryan Post
  • Ten Keys to Healing Trauma in the Adopted Child By B. Bryan Post
  • How to Find a Therapist Experienced in Attachment and/or Trauma tips from the Attachment & Trauma Network
  • Sensory Integration And the Internationally Adopted Child By Barbara Elleman, MHS, OTR/L, BCP
  • Facts About Parenting a Child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder By Teressa Kellerman
  • How to Avoid the Syndrome of Parent Burn-Out by Harriet McCarthy
  • Being an Ally to Families Raising Children with Challenges By Ellin Frank
  • Help Your Child Ward Off a Mad Attack by Lynne Namke, EdD
  • Being with Your Child in Public Places by Patty Wipfler
  • Strategies to Deal with Anger and Power Struggles By Christopher J. Alexander, PhD
  • When Adoptions Fail By Kim Phagan-Hansel

37th Annual Child Welfare Symposium

Register for the 37th Annual Child Welfare Symposium Today!

Curriculum Highlights
Intercountry Adoption

A host of new speakers and session topics promise to make the 37th Annual Child Welfare Symposium one of our most energized and educational gatherings to date. This one is not to be missed. We’ll cover topics that matter the most to you today, including serving children with special needs, post-adoption nutrition, and the future of intercountry adoption.

Curriculum

Monday, May 20
Micronutrient Deficiencies in Children from Eastern Europe, Ethiopia, and China Dr. Dana Johnson

Monday, May 20
When and How to Access Early Intervention and Special Education Services Dr. Lisa Nalven

Monday, May 20
Action Plan for Children in Adversity: What You Need to Know Dr. Neil Boothby

Monday, May 20
Understanding the Medical, Nutritional, and Feeding Needs of Children with Special Needs Mishelle Rudzinski and Dr. Elaine Schulte

Tuesday, May 21
An Integrated Approach to Child Welfare Round Table Discussion Country Focus: India

Tuesday, May 21
Overseas Relationship Management and Risk
Dr. Kjersti Olson

Tuesday, May 21
Standards of Best Practice for Adoptive Parents: Ethics, Economics, and Responsibilities Maureen McCauley Evans

Tuesday, May 21
An Integrated Approach to Child Welfare Round Table Discussion Country Focus: Haiti

Tuesday, May 21
Intercountry Adoption and the US Government

Tuesday, May 21
Lightning Talks! Various Presenters

Wednesday, May 22

Baby Markets: Thinking the Unthinkable in International Adoption Dr. Mark Montgomery

Wednesday, May 22
An Integrated Approach to Child Welfare Round Table Discussion Country Focus: China

Wednesday, May 22

The Search of Origins in the Context of Intercountry Adoption Raffaella Pregliasco and Carlotta Alloero

Wednesday, May 22
An Integrated Approach to Child Welfare Round Table Discussion Country Focus: Ethiopia

Monday Spotlight

Carolyn Twietmeyer, Founder and Executive Director of Project HOPEFUL, will present on HIV Adoption and A New Clinical Model with Dr. Larry Gray and Linda Walsh. The new clinical model will aim to achieve the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) comprehensive health evaluation of the newly adopted child, with special emphasis on adopting the HIV+ child, including the personal experience of an adoptive family.

 

Tuesday Spotlight

Adam Pertman, Executive Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, will discuss Best Practices in Intercountry Adoption: Improving Children’s Prospects for Living in Families. He will report on a new Adoption Institute study that includes two surveys (one for professionals, one for parents) covering policy and practice, plus interviews with policymakers in birth countries and adopting countries. The research focuses on critical issues impacting intercountry adoption, assesses the Hague Convention’s impact, and proposes best practices.

Wednesday Spotlight

Martha Osborne, Founder and Executive Director of RainbowKids.com Adoption Advocacy, will speak on Ethical and Effective Advocacy in International Adoption. Adoption professionals will be empowered with new tools, privacy techniques, and a specific plan for integration of methods into their online and offline advocacy plan for individual children. The presentation will also outline The Waiting Child Advocacy Plan and will be heavily focused on explaining and demonstrating how to ethically advocate for a waiting child using tools created specifically for Intercountry Adoption professionals.

See the full Symposium Schedule & detailed descriptions of all of our Workshops

Register Now For a Free Expert Q&A Webinar Taking Place Next Week

8745632e-2 Adoption Expert Q&A Webinar: Love Me, Feed Me
with feeding specialist Katja Rowell, M.D.
February 7, 2013 @ 1 pm EST

Since bringing your child home, have you encountered behaviors like hoarding, food obsession, or overeating? Have you faced sensory challenges that impact feeding? Do you encounter picky eating and power struggles on a regular basis and find that you dread dinnertime?

Join Katja Rowell, M.D., aka "The Feeding Doctor," to ask questions about the challenges you’ve faced. The Adoption Expert Q&A Webinar: Love Me, Feed Me will take place on February 7, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm EST (12pm-1pm CST; 11am-12pm MST; 10am-11am PST).

To participate, you’ll need to:
1. Register
2. Check your inbox for the confirmation e-mail with your webinar link.
3. Can’t attend, or don’t want to forget your question? Submit it in advance here.

Adoption Expert Webinar: Establishing a Healthy Feeding Relationship

Rowell_headshot_150Since adopting your child, have you faced any challenges with feeding?

Underweight…overweight…hoarding…selective eating…food anxiety…everyday power struggles at meal and snack times? Learn how to transition to a healthy model for raising competent eaters.

Join Katja Rowell, M.D., aka “The Feeding Doctor,” at 1 PM TOMORROW, December 13, as she answers your questions. Click here to read more and post your questions in advance (or submit questions if you won’t be able to attend.

Click here to register for the webinar.

New Webinar! Expectations and Realities: Parenting an Adopted Child with Special Needs

807Thursday, January 17, 2013 
7:00PM – 8:00PM 
Central Time
Q&A: 8:00PM

We need your input!  If you are the adoptive parent of a special needs child, let us know the biggest difference between what you expected and what you are experiencing

Then, join us for a webinar to discuss what you told us!

Guest Speaker: Martha Osborne, founder of RainbowKids.com, adopted person and adoptive mom.

Martha will discuss YOUR top 3 disconnects between the expectations and realities of raising a child with special needs. 

She will also give examples of how families have handled these differences and resources to help. Click here to let us know what you’d like Martha to discuss.

Don’t forget to….. REGISTER

Food For Thought: The Impact of Poor Nutrition in Early Development

Dr. Dana Johnson, renowned international adoption physician, shares the results of his research on the common physical, cognitive and behavioral impacts of poor nutrition on internationally adopted children.

Take Food For Thought for only $10!

An opportunity to learn with SPOON: Upcoming Classes

Feeding and Nutrition Considerations for Children with Special Needs: An overview

Feeding and Nutrition Considerations for Children with Special Needs: An overview – Live Webinar

Event Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012 | Noon – 1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Intended Audience: Prospective Adoptive Parents, Adoptive Parents, Child Welfare Professionals

Fee: $15 per participant; separate registration required for each participant.

When adopting a child who has been identified as having a special need, there is more to consider than just the medical or behavioral diagnosis. One of the basic, foundational issues that must be addressed immediately is the child’s feeding and nutrition, which will almost certainly be more of a challange than for a child without an identified need.

The goal of this presentation is to offer parents an overview of the aspects of feeding and nutrition that are unique to children with special needs including those with Sensory Processing Disorder, low muscle tone, cerebral palsy, and cleft lip and palate

Learn More & Register…

An opportunity to learn with SPOON: Upcoming Classes

Feeding and Nutrition Considerations for Children with Special Needs: An overview

Feeding and Nutrition Considerations for Children with Special Needs: An overview – Live Webinar

Event Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012 | Noon – 1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Intended Audience: Prospective Adoptive Parents, Adoptive Parents, Child Welfare Professionals

Fee: $15 per participant; separate registration required for each participant.

When adopting a child who has been identified as having a special need, there is more to consider than just the medical or behavioral diagnosis. One of the basic, foundational issues that must be addressed immediately is the child’s feeding and nutrition, which will almost certainly be more of a challange than for a child without an identified need.

The goal of this presentation is to offer parents an overview of the aspects of feeding and nutrition that are unique to children with special needs including those with Sensory Processing Disorder, low muscle tone, cerebral palsy, and cleft lip and palate

Learn More & Register…

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