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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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Location/Date Description
Webinar, CA

Start: Nov 28, 2018 11:00 AM
End: Nov 28, 2018 12:30 PM

Webinar: Is Open Adoption a Good Idea for Foster Adoptions?

When children are removed from their families because of perceived and/or actual safety issues, does the current research that open adoption is in the best interest of the child still apply? We will explore the complexities of open adoptions in the context of foster adoption, including concrete suggestions and lived experiences for how to make it work while keeping children and adults safe. This webinar is appropriate for pre- and post-placement foster and adoptive parents as well as adoption professionals.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Emeryville, CA

Start: Dec 4, 2018 7:00 PM
End: Dec 4, 2018 9:00 PM

Adult Adoptees of Color Support Group

PACER and Pact, An Adoption Alliance are collaborating to offer a free,drop-in, peer-led support group specifically for adoptees of color. This group will be a safe space for adult adoptees of color to connect, listen and share their experiences of growing up in an adoptive family. Space will also be provided for participants to explore and share experiences around international adoption, foster care, transracial adoption, search and reunion.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Dec 11, 2018 7:00 PM
End: Dec 11, 2018 9:00 PM

Online Registration Closed

First/Birth Family Support Group

CANCELLED for DECEMBER

Anyone who is related by birth to a child placed in adoption or foster care is invited to attend. Group members will be able to connect, listen and share their experiences of adoption, both private and through the child welfare system. Space will also be provided for participants to explore and share experiences around open adoptions, closed adoptions, recent reunions, same-race adoption, transracial adoption, termination of parental rights, and other topics as decided by the group.

Webinar, CA

Start: Dec 12, 2018 11:00 AM
End: Dec 12, 2018 1:00 PM

Webinar: Therapy with Adopted Adolescents of Color-CEU Eligible

Adolescence can be a challenging time for adoptees, many of whom are referred to therapy by well-meaning parents, teachers, school staff, etc. But therapists have often not received any sort of specialized training in adoption, racial identity, or the intersections of adoption and race, and may not be able to effectively meet their needs...or even unintentionally cause harm.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: Jan 9, 2019 11:00 AM
End: Jan 9, 2019 12:30 PM

Webinar: What Adopted Children (and their parents) Need to Know at Various Ages and Stages: Ages 2-5

Preschoolers are very concrete thinkers. They are just beginning to learn about things like “same and different” and are beginning to apply their new ideas and understandings to everything, including friends and family. At each stage of development, (both your child’s and your own), new understandings will become possible. 

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Los Angeles, CA

Start: Jan 27, 2019 11:00 AM
End: Jan 27, 2019 2:00 PM

Kaleidoscope Family Gathering

Hey Kaleidoscope Families! Bring your lunch and come enjoy a day at the park with other adopted children of color and their families! Look for the Kaleidoscope sign near the Castle Play Area. 

Webinar, CA

Start: Jan 30, 2019 11:00 AM
End: Jan 30, 2019 12:30 PM

Webinar: Opening Your Child’s Adoption: Searching for Birth Family

Whether your child’s adoption involved initial contact with his or her first/birth parents or not, there are often ways to find first/birth family members. Are you ready to consider it? How do you know if it will be good for your child? Learn about search options and the steps you can take to open your child’s adoption. This webinar is appropriate for pre-adoptive families, adoptive families and adoption professionals in domestic adoption.

ALL TIMES PST

Webinar, CA

Start: Feb 20, 2019 11:00 AM
End: Feb 20, 2019 12:30 PM

Webinar: What Adopted Children (and their parents) Need To Know? Ages 6-9 years old

At each stage of development, (both your child’s and your own), new understandings will become possible. Children at this age use their developing conceptual skills to figure out how and why adoption happened to them.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: Mar 13, 2019 11:00 AM
End: Mar 13, 2019 12:30 PM

Webinar:Culturally Relevant and Sensitive Adoption Language & Rituals

Words not only convey facts, they also evoke feelings. Learn and understand the importance of culturally relevant and sensitive language and rituals in the context of adoption. This webinar is applicable to all members of the adoption constellation and adoption professionals.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: Apr 3, 2019 11:00 AM
End: Apr 3, 2019 12:30 AM

Webinar:What Adopted Children (and their parents) Need To Know? Ages 10-12 years old

Tweens develop a new ability to be introspective and analytical and often embrace new views of the world. Emotionally, they are getting messages from media and often peers, that they should begin to separate from their family but most of them are not really ready to do so. Understanding what is happening and why, really does help!

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Oakland, CA

Start: Apr 6, 2019 1:00 AM
End: Apr 6, 2019 5:30 PM

Pact Family Day 2019

Join us for Pact''''''''s 2019 Family Day! 

Los Angeles, CA

Start: Apr 13, 2019 11:00 AM
End: Apr 13, 2019 2:00 PM

Kaleidoscope Family Gathering

Hey Kaleidoscope Families! Bring your lunch and come enjoy a day at the park with other adopted children of color and their families! Look for the Kaleidoscope sign near the Castle Play Area. 

Webinar, CA

Start: Apr 24, 2019 11:00 AM
End: Apr 24, 2019 12:30 PM

Webinar: Creating Your Dear Expectant Letter

This webinar will guide pre-adoptive parents through the process of creating their Dear Expectant Parent(s) letter and profile. We will focus on specific topics/points that are important to expectant/birth parents as they look at profiles.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: May 15, 2019 11:00 AM
End: May 15, 2019 12:30 PM

Webinar:What Adopted Children (and their parents) Need to Know at Various Ages and Stages:Ages 13-18

We will explore some of the underlying issues that adoption and racial identity formation add to the mix of the issues teens and their parents are navigating. Discussion topics will include general identity formation, adoption identity and racial identity. 

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: June 5, 2019 11:00 AM
End: June 5, 2019 12:30 PM

Webinar: A Developmental Approach to Transracial Adoption

Are you planning a transracial adoption, or are you already parenting across racial lines? At Pact, we believe that in order for transracial adoption to successfully meet children’s needs, white parents must educate themselves about both race and racism as well as understanding white privilege and interrogating their own whiteness.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: June 26, 2019 11:00 AM
End: June 26, 2019 12:30 PM

Webinar: What to Expect at the Hospital in Domestic Adoption

Hear practical and ethical advice about what to expect when pre-adoptive parents have been matched with expectant parents in an adoption plan, with a particular focus on what to expect at the hospital when a child is being placed for adoption. This workshop is relevant for pre-adoptive parents.

Tahoe City, CA

Start: July 2, 2019 2:00 PM
End: July 7, 2019 2:00 PM

Pact Family Camp West

Pact Family Camp West is a weeklong summer retreat where adopted children of color and their families can share their experiences while learning from experts and each other. Many families have told us that their time at Camp offers them a community they can’t find anyplace else.

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