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IAC How to Talk to a Child About Adoption: Infancy to 12 Years

  • 10/04/2015
  • 9:30 AM
  • IAC Center, 2 Tree Farm Road, Pennington, NJ 08534

How to Talk to a Child About Adoption: Infancy to 12 Years

Time:  9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Date:  Sunday, October 4, 2015

Location:  IAC Center, 2 Tree Farm Road, Pennington NJ 08534

$100 Individual/$175 Couples

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This workshop is for families who have or are planning to adopt a child. Some adoption agencies will accept this workshop as credit toward the home study requirements. Certificates will be issued upon request.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to create a safe family atmosphere in which adoption can be openly discussed

  • What children think about adoption at different ages and stages of development

  • What issues are really hard for children to deal with and what issues are actually harder for the parents

  • Communication tools for talking to your child and answering his or her questions

  • How to help your child deal with peer or school issues.

Workshop Facilitator: Joni Mantell, LCSW, is a psychotherapist with a specialty in adoption, and Director of the IAC Center. She is a frequent writer and “Ask the Expert” columnist for Adoptive Families Magazine where she is particularly known for her expertise in integrating and to differentiating adoption, child development and other psychological issues in her understanding of each individual and family situation.

For additional information: Phone 609-737-8750, or E-mail:

Chinese Adoptee Alliance
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and allies.
"C double A", formerly FCCNY.

PO Box 21670
2300 18th St NW Lobby
Washington, DC 20009 

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