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Adoption Center of Illinois

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5828 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
773-334-2300 https://adoptioncenterofillinois.org/location-and-directions/

March 2020

Adoption in School

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adoption Center of Illinois, 5828 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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$30

From daycare to high school, families should think about how they can advocate for adoption sensitivity in the school setting. This presentation will address topics including positive adoption language, adoption-sensitive curriculum, and multicultural awareness in schools. We will also discuss adoption-related books and helpful resources.

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Tips for the Toddler Years

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adoption Center of Illinois, 5828 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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$30

Becky O’Connell, one of ACI’s temporary care providers and a former preschool teacher, believes that “The Terrible Twos” is a myth. She’ll tell you why and share methods for dealing with your child’s emerging independence. In this practical class, you’ll revisit “The Big Three” and discuss topics suggested by the participants. The class is suitable for those waiting to adopt, especially an older child, and anyone parenting a child between 1 and 3 years old.

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Understanding Trauma: How Hard Experiences Can Affect Children, and Why it Matters for You

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Adoption Center of Illinois, 5828 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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$30

Children who are placed for adoption have lived through hard experiences, from separation from their birth parents to neglect, abuse, and other forms of trauma. As you prepare to adopt a child, it is important for you to know that trauma affects child development in ways that influence emotions, behavior, and relationships. This class will help you understand your child through a trauma lens, which can help you respond to their unique needs. It is presented by Corinne Fleming, Psy.D.,…

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April 2020

Communicating with Your Child about Adoption

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Adoption Center of Illinois, 5828 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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$30

Kay Holler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, will explore the stages of a child’s development, and what he/she is thinking about in terms of adoption at each stage. She will also discuss how to talk about adoption with your child and the importance of offering emotional support. Kay has been working in the adoption field for 27 years. She worked for a large social service agency from 1990-1997. Since then, she has been providing therapy in a private practice setting for…

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May 2020

Race and Adoption: A Panel Discussion

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Adoption Center of Illinois, 5828 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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$30

Many families either have adopted a child or are considering adopting a child of another race, culture, and/or ethnicity. When taking into account the role of race in our society, this invariably raises questions and concerns. Many adoptive families begin this journey without the benefit of having had an opportunity to hear individuals (adult adoptees and adoptive parents) talk about their experience with transracial adoption. Panelists will share individual insights and experiences and respond to questions from the audience. Particular…

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