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July 2017
$20

Young Adult Adoptee and Parent Group

July 4 @ 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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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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$95

Theraplay® for Foster/Adoptive Parents

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cook Memorial Public Library, 413 N Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048 United States
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Do you and your child struggle to connect at times? Does your child’s behavior seem more difficult to manage than most? 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® activites to connect and engage with your children, as well as help them to…

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$20

Tween Adoptee Group

July 11 @ 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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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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Free

The Adoption Process from A to Z

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 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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The Adoption Process from A to Z

July 24 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Harold Washing Library, 400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 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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October 2017
$95

Building Strong Relationships: A Workshop for Adoptive and Foster Families

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Theraplay Institute, 1840 Oak Avenue, Suite 320
Evanston, IL 60626 United States
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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, October 14, 2017 Family caregivers and pre-adoptive parents welcome. Professionals…

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January 2018
$95

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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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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