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Pact's educational programs have a nationwide reputation for excellence, particularly on the subject of adoption and race. We offer a broad range of learning opportunities led by Pact staff as well as other experts in the field. Programs range from single-session workshops to our weeklong Pact Family Camp. Whatever the format, you will find sensitive, experienced facilitators and a community of other adoptive parents who share your questions and concerns.

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Emeryville, CA

Start: Sept 20, 2014 5:00 PM
End: Sept 20, 2014 7:00 PM

Online Registration Closed
(on-site registration available)

Adoptive Parents of Color Circle Gathering

Join other adoptive parents of color and their families to create community and a sense of belonging for your children and yourself at our launch party.

Start: Oct 8, 2014 9:30 AM
End: Oct 8, 2014 11:00 AM

WEBINAR: What to Expect at the Hospital in Domestic Adoption

Being “pregnant by adoption” not addressed by most educators and professionals working with new parents. Hear practical and ethical advice  about the emotional and social relationship that will certainly be what matters to your child when they are older and asking you questions about their beginnings. Special introductory pricing for ALL 2014 webinars.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Oct 11, 2014 2:00 PM
End: Oct 11, 2014 9:00 PM

Tween & Teen Club

Join other adopted and fostered youth in a discussion around microaggressions and race facilitated by our Tween & Teen Club mentors.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Oct 18, 2014 9:30 AM
End: Oct 18, 2014 3:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Transracial Adoption: Breaking the Racial Sound Barrier

Learn to break the racial sound barrier in your family by modeling the belief that race matters.  Here from adult adoptees of color as they describe their personal experiences growing up with white parents and learn from experts about how and why you can talk about race with your children.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Nov 1, 2014 5:00 PM
End: Nov 1, 2014 7:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Adoptive Parents of Color Circle Gathering

Join other adoptive parents of color and their families to create community and a sense of belonging for your children and yourself while celebrating Dia De Los Muertos with us. Free family portraits available as part of our "YES, We Do Adopt!" campaign!

Los Angeles, CA

Start: Nov 8, 2014 1:00 AM
End: Nov 8, 2014 4:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Parenting Adopted Children of Color: What Worked and What Didn’t

Hear from experienced parent and adoption professional, Beth Hall, and adult adoptees of color as they describe their personal experiences growing up with white parents and offer insights that will help current parents in thinking about strategies to address issues of race and adoption.

PST Time, CA

Start: Nov 11, 2014 6:00 PM
End: Nov 11, 2014 7:30 PM

National Orientation Conference Call

A National opportunity to learn about the adoption process through Pact.

Start: Nov 12, 2014 9:30 AM
End: Nov 12, 2014 11:00 AM

WEBINAR: Transracial Adoption – Should We Consider It, Are We Prepared?

If you are planning a transracial adoption, you will want to be part of this workshop with one of the nation’s most respected experts on the topic. Special introductory pricing for ALL 2014 webinars.

 

Emeryville, CA

Start: Nov 15, 2014 9:30 AM
End: Nov 15, 2014 12:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

What Adopted Children (and their parents) Need To Know- Ages 13-17 years old

Join us for our 2014 series of developmental workshops to learn What Adopted Children (and their parents) Need to Know at Various Ages and Stages. Join us for a discussion about the developmental stages of 13-17year-olds.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Dec 6, 2014 9:00 AM
End: Dec 6, 2014 12:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Baby Care For Adopted Infants The Care And Feeding Of Your New Baby

A baby care class designed especially for pre-adoptive parents! Special emphasis on attachment promoting parenting styles as well as practical advice about all things baby.

Start: Dec 10, 2014 9:30 AM
End: Dec 10, 2014 11:00 AM

WEBINAR: Attachment – Preparing For a Baby Through Adoption, The Welcoming Process

Learn how to read your new baby’s cues and understand how where your child has come from impacts who they are with you, whether the placement is direct from the hospital, an orphanage or foster care. Special introductory pricing for ALL 2014 webinars.

 

Start: Jan 14, 2015 9:30 AM
End: Jan 14, 2015 11:00 AM

WEBINAR: Schools And Adoption

Teachers, school administrators, and staff, as well as other children and their families often have only a cursory understanding of the adoption experience. Practical guidance as well as resources will be shared for students of all ages. Parents, teachers and school administrators are all invited to attend. Special introductory pricing for ALL 2014 webinars.


Emeryville, CA

Start: Jan 31, 2015 9:00 AM
End: Jan 31, 2015 12:30 PM


(on-site registration available)

What Adopted Children Ages Two to Five years old (and their Parents) Need to Know At Different Ages

Join us  to learn parenting strategies that are particularly important under the circumstance of adopiton for youth of color. Discussion will include how to introduce the concept of adoption, race and managing behavior in young children.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Feb 28, 2015 9:00 AM
End: Feb 28, 2015 12:30 PM


(on-site registration available)

What Adopted Children Ages Six to Nine years old (and their Parents) Need to Know At Different Ages

Join us  to learn parenting strategies that are particularly important under the circumstance of adopiton for youth of color. Discussion will include understanding adopiton, talking about race and managing school challenges and peer relationships.

Oakland, CA

Start: Mar 14, 2015 8:30 AM
End: Mar 14, 2015 5:00 PM

Online Registration Closed
(on-site registration available)

Spring Training: Understanding The Experience of Adoption Interpreting Children's Feelings, Behavior

Save the Date for our annual Spring Training Adoption conference.  

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