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October 2017

Theraplay® for Foster/Adoptive Parents

October 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Saturday, repeating until November 4, 2017

The Cradle, 2049 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$75

Secure attachment is essential for healthy child development, but a foster or adopted child’s past may be affecting their behaviors, and consequently having an impact on your connection with your child. Adoption therapist Mandy Jones, LCSW, JD will lead this interactive workshop and teach basic Theraplay® activities to connect and engage with your children, as well as help them to regulate behaviors. During this two-part workshop, you will be better prepared to: learn strategies for remaining connected with your teen;…

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November 2017

Young Adult Adoptee and Parent Group

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, happening 24 times

Holt-Sunny Ridge Children’s Services, 270 Remington Boulevard, Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 United States
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$20

This event is for older teens and adults (15 years old or older) who would like to discuss adoption-related topics in a safe and open environment. Parents can also attend a separate group simultaneously, led by a licensed therapist. Discussions will range in topics from: peer relationships, launching out of their parents home, college/career, and other adoption related issues. This group meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month and is facilitated by Pam Shepard, LCSW and an adult-adoptee.

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The Adoption Process From A to Z

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Public Libraries – Lincoln Park Branch, 1150 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Sally Wildman, a Chicago and Northbrook attorney with over fifteen years of experience in adoption practice, helps you explore the world of adoption. She presents fundamentals of an adoption and legal steps of this process with focus on preparing you to adopt. Ms. Wildman introduces you to the many types of adoption currently available, including agency, private, foreign, and foster parent adoptions. She identifies home study, foster parent licensing, and immigration steps required in the process. Identify your best options…

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Tween Adoptee Group

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 13, 2017

Holt-Sunny Ridge Children’s Services, 270 Remington Boulevard, Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 United States
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$20

We invite 11 to 14-year-olds to come together for a fun, interactive time that focuses on building self worth. The group will be led by Carly Schrimpl, LCSW, and will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at our office in Bolingbrook the second Tuesday of each month. While tweens meet, parents have a separate, informal meeting place to talk and support one another Space is limited.

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TBRI (R) workshops, fall series

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day 23 of the month, repeating until December 9, 2017

Holt-Sunny Ridge Children’s Services, 270 Remington Boulevard, Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 United States
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$210 - $350

Are you looking for parenting strategies to help you address your child’s trauma history? TBRI® is a family-based intervention that is designed for children who have experienced relationship-based traumas such as: Institutionalization Multiple foster placements Maltreatment Neglect Trust-Based Relational Interventions® (TBRI®), is an emerging intervention model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross (authors of the popular book “The Connected Child”) at the TCU Institute of Child Development. Workshops are led by Pam Shepard, LCSW, supervisor of clinical…

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January 2018

Building Strong Relationships: A Workshop for Adoptive and Foster Families

January 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Theraplay Institute, 1840 Oak Avenue, Suite 320
Evanston, IL 60626 United States
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$95

Leave with a new energy and some new ideas on how to engage your child in a more playful and loving relationship! Expert Dafna Lender, LCSW, Certified Theraplay Therapist, Trainer and Supervisor, shares practical techniques to help you to respond to behavior, attachment and trauma issues using The Theraplay Institute’s attachment-based parenting approach proven to strengthen family bonds. The all-day, interactive workshop is held in Evanston from 9-5pm on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Family caregivers and pre-adoptive parents welcome. Professionals…

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