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IAC in NYC: How to Talk to Your Child about Adoption: Infancy to Age 12 Workshop

  • 29 Jan 2017
  • 80 Fifth Ave, Room 1408, NYC

How to Talk to Your Child about Adoption:

Infancy to Age 12 Workshop


Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017 

Location: 80 Fifth Ave, Room 1408, NYC                


$100 individual; $175 couple


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.

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.


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 differentiating adoption, child development and other psychological issues in her understanding of each individual and family situation.





For additional information: 

Phone: 609-737-8750

E-mail: jmantellmsw@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!


FCC Greater New York
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and their families and friends.

PO Box 237065
Ansonia Station
New York, NY 10023 


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