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W.I.S.E. Up! Workshop (grades 1-3)

January 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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holt sunny ridge wise up owlDoes your young child get personal questions about his/her adoption? Would you like to give them tools to respond? W.I.S.E. Up! provides a simple but powerful way for adopted children (and families) to handle comments and personal questions about their adoption journey. W.I.S.E. Up! is a unique and interactive workshop developed by the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.).

Who should attend this Workshop? This Workshop is open to children ENTERING Grades 1-3. The Workshop offers practical tools for adoptive parents and adopted children (adopted both internationally and domestically) to guide them in making choices on how to respond to uncomfortable or personal questions about their adoption.

Children and adults break up into separate groups for the workshop. Through a series of activities, discussions and role playing, children learn the “W.I.S.E. Up” way to answer personal questions about adoption. During this time, adults attend their own interactive presentation—designed to equip parents with strategies and techniques which best support our adoptive children as they encounter personal questions related to adoption.

The W.I.S.E. Up! Workshop concludes with time for questions and answers, followed by time where children gather with their parent(s) for parent/child discussion on Workshop skills learned. Cost is for family registration and includes up to 2 parents and up to 2 children.


January 16, 2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Pam Shepard
(630) 754-4522


Holt-Sunny Ridge Children’s Services
270 Remington Boulevard, Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 United States
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(630) 754-4500