Spence Chapin Office
1363 Veterans Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013
Adoption Mini-Conference. Saturday, March 16th at the Spence-Chapin Long Island Offices, 1363 Veterans Memorial Hwy #40, Hauppauge.
A day of workshops for adoptive families. Rita Taddonio, LCSW, and 30-year veteran of child development and family counseling, will be leading these workshops and will be joined by senior social worker Mary McCabe for our Long Island location.
Building Resilience 9:30am-10:30am: Life for a child is full of little ups and downs as well as inescapable challenges like subjects they find difficuly in school, peer pressure and perhaps bullies. Resilience is one of the most important skills you can teach your child. We will show you how to instill confidence and character in your children and position them to overcome adversity.
Adoption + Teens = Complicated 10:35am-11:35am Helping your teen through Adolescence: Adoption adds a layer of complexity to the already confounding adolescent stages. As your adopted child becomes a teen, they may need more support and understanding from you. Learn to recognize your child's changing needs as they explore their feelings around identity and origin, peers and their relationship with you, their parent.
Finding the Right Words to Talk about Adoption 11:40am-12:40pm: This workshop will give you the tools to keep an open communication with your child about the complexities adoption brings to family life and respond to the difficult questions your child may have. Learn how to talk with your child about their birth story, how to help them answer questions from their peers and support them as they incorporate their story.
Advance Reservations Required. Call now at 212-360-0259. Online: http://bit.ly/2013MiniConference. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals: $25 each, $60 for all; Couples: $40 pp/each, $100 pp/all.