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Support Groups

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: Parenting Transracial/Interracial Adoptees

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Dawn Wilson
Wednesday's: (Jul. 27th, Aug. 3rd, Aug. 10th, Aug. 17th, Aug. 24th, Aug. 31st) from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST

Parents who have adopted transracially or who are thinking about adopting transracially are invited to attend this webinar / support group combo! Parenting Transracial/Interracial Adoptees will be held via Zoom on Wednesday (Jul. 27th, Aug. 3rd, Aug. 10th, Aug. 17th, Aug. 24th, Aug. 31st) from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST. The series will lead off with a webinar and then subsequent parent support group meetings. This support group/webinar combo will provide a space where interracial adoptive parents can share their questions, experiences and concerns about parenting children who are of a different race from their own. In addition, in this group, parents will learn about best practices in interracial adoptive families related but not limited to: best practices in creating diverse environments, how parents can help their children in fostering healthy racial identity development, how to talk about race in interracial adoptive families, the importance of birth family connections, how to form and maintain secure attachments in interracial adoptive households, and the importance of promoting multicultural family identities interracial adoptive households. This event is free thanks to funding from the Jockey Being Family Foundation! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Co-presented by C.A.S.E. Training Specialists Tony Hynes, MA and Mari Itzkowitz, LCSW. Contact: Dawn Wilson, wilson@adoptionsupport.org

FYI Parents of Youth Transitioning from Inpatient

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Pat Martelle

This group will support parents who have a youth transitioning from intensive outpatient, residential care or the juvenile justice system. Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Moms

Mom’s Support Group

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A New Beginning Adoption Agency
(208) 985-5617 Contact
Twice Monthly
Online

Just so Mom's are aware but this support group will be on hold until August. We have a support group especially for Mom's of children adopted from the foster-adopt and international programs. Led by Becky Marquez, LPC & TBRI Practitioner who is also an adoptive mom and foster mom. We meet 2x per month virtually. Meet other Mom's, enjoy peer support and connection.

Adoptees

You Are Not Alone (YANA)

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A New Beginning Adoption Agency
(208) 985-5617 Contact
7:00 PM MST, Every Other Friday
Zoom/Online

The Youth Adoptee Support Group a.k.a. YANA provides a safe place for developing friendships, leadership, learning together and meeting like experienced humans and focusing on connection! It’s perfect for adopted youth ages 8-12 years old. YANA (You Are Not Alone) is a support group for youth adoptees that focuses on connection. The connection is with other youth adoptees who relate to the unique adoption experiences. The Youth Adoptee Support Group is a safe place to connect, have fun and most of all, realize YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Living in a world that is filled with negativity it is important to have a community of people who uplift and fill you.

Dads

DANA (Dad's Are Not Alone)

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A New Beginning Adoption Agency
(208) 985-5617 Contact
7:00 PM MST, Every Other Friday
Online

DANA (Dad's Are Not Alone) meets virtually 2x per month. It is a a group where you can develop peer support, discuss challenges, concerns, triumphs, strategies and also learn about expectations, development, parenting tips, and other important techniques.

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