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International Adoptive Parenting 101

The JCCA (Jewish Child Care Association, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005) is a New York and New Jersey licensed agency with 20 years of providing domestic and international adoption information, referral, homestudies, post placements, workshops for adoptive parents and parents-to-be, fun gatherings for adults and children and professional training.

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIVE PARENTING 101: BEFORE YOU ADOPT -- What you need to know as you prepare to adopt...

This 5-session evening series, starting 9/10/03, co-lead by Dr. Jane Aronson and Kathy Brodsky, CSW, LCSW, Director, Ametz Adoption Program, JCCA covers parenting aspects of international adoption. Sessions cover issues including how to promote development in a child who has spent their early years in foster care, an orphanage or institutional setting; the effect of early loss or separation; how does parenting (nurture) influence a child's personality (nature); evaluating referral information; building a relationship with a health care provider; what is the difference of parenting through adoption; living as a multicultural families; meeting your child for the first time, what to expect during your trip overseas; and parenting styles and discipline. Participants can attend individual sessions or use full series to meet the 10-hour pre-adoptive parent educational requirement of some placement agencies. For additional information, email JCCANY or see the Calendar of Events on JCCANY's website.

Session 101a
September 10, 2003 Building Parent/Child Bonds: Promoting Development
October 8, 2003 What They're Born With...What They Learn (Nature and Nurture)
November 12, 2003 Medical Issues: Pre- and Post-Adoption
December 10, 2003 Parenting Through Adoption: What's the Difference?
January 14, 2004 Meeting Your Child For the First Time: Expectations and Realities
Session 101b
February 11, 2004 Building Parent/Child Bonds: Promoting Development
March 10, 2004 What They're Born With...What They Learn (Nature and Nurture)
April 14, 2004 Medical Issues: Pre- and Post-Adoption
May 12, 2004 Parenting Through Adoption: What's the Difference?
June 9, 2004 Meeting Your Child For the First Time: Expectations and Realities

 

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIVE PARENTING 102: AFTER THE ADOPTION -- Instant parenting comes with joys and challenges...

This 5-session evening series, starting 9/24/03, co-lead by Dr. Jane Aronson and Kathy Brodsky, CSW, LCSW Director, Ametz Adoption Program, JCCA covers parenting aspects of international adoption. This 5-session series, co-lead by Dr. Jane Aronson and Kathy Brodsky, Director, Ametz Adoption Program, JCCA covers all aspects of parenting once back in the US with a child, including new routines, sleeping and eating, parenting styles, nature and nurture, promoting development, getting the most out of your early pediatrician appointments, effective discipline, multicultural issues, talking about the adoption with children, family, friends and others and choosing childcare that’s right for you and your child.. A follow-up to International Adoptive Parenting 101: What you need to know before your child comes home. Participants can attend individual sessions or use full series to meet the 10-hour pre-adoptive parent educational requirement of some placement agencies. For additional information, email JCCANY or the Calendar of Events on JCCANY's website.

Session 102a
September 24, 2003 New Routines For You and Your Child
October 22, 2003 Promoting Development
November 19, 2003 Everyday Parenting
December 17, 2003 Childcare, Playmates, Playdates and Playgrounds
January 28, 2004 Talking about Adoption with Children and Others
Session 102b
February 25, 2004 New Routines For You and Your Child
March 24, 2004 Promoting Development
April 28, 2004 Everyday Parenting
May 19, 2004 Childcare, Playmates, Playdates and Playgrounds
June 23, 2004 Talking about Adoption with Children and Others

 

Both Sessions held at UJA-Federation
130 East 59 Street, Manhattan
Wednesdays from 6-7.30 PM

Fee is $50/session, per person, or $200 per person for the entire 5-session series.
Pre-registration is required. Space limited. Call 212-558-9949 to register.

 
   
   
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