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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: Dec 2, 2014 7:00 PM
End: Dec 2, 2014 9:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Adult Adoptees of Color Support Group

This support 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.

Emeryville, CA

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

Online Registration Closed

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

CANCELLED: 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.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Dec 13, 2014 2:00 PM
End: Dec 13, 2014 9:00 PM

Tween & Teen Club

Join other adopted and fostered youth in a discussion about gendered stereotypes and microaggressions facilitated by our Tween & Teen Club mentors.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Jan 10, 2015 5:30 PM
End: Jan 10, 2015 9:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

Bay Regional Family Gathering

Join us for a fun evening for the family with movies, pizza and conversation!

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.

San Francisco, CA

Start: Jan 19, 2015 6:30 PM
End: Jan 19, 2015 9:30 PM

Tween & Teen Club

Join other adopted and fostered youth for a gathering to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with our mentors and youth coordinators.

Emeryville, CA

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


(on-site registration available)

Ask Adoptees & Foster Alum – What Worked and What Didn’t?

 

Join us for a  Q & A  Panel with adopted adults which includes the experience of being adopted domestically, internationally and through the foster care system as well as a foster care alum who aged out of the system.


Emeryville, CA

Start: Feb 7, 2015 5:00 PM
End: Feb 7, 2015 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.

Start: Feb 11, 2015 9:30 AM
End: Feb 11, 2015 11:00 AM

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

Join us to learn parenting strategies that are important for adopted children from two to five years old. Discussion will include how to introduce the concept of adoption, heritage as well as some tips for interpreting behavior in young children.

Start: Mar 11, 2015 9:30 AM
End: Mar 11, 2015 11:00 AM


(on-site registration available)

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

Join us to learn parenting strategies that are important for adopted children age six to nine. Discussion will include children’s evolving understanding of adoption, talking about race, 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)

All Day Adoption Conference

The Experience of Adoption & Foster Care: Supporting Children's Feelings, Behaviors and Experience

Join us for this day-long opportunity to learn more about the experiences of members of the adoption and fostercare family and community as well as learn from expert professionals in the field to become more attuned to the needs and issues of adopted and fostered children and adults as well as their family members.

Start: Apr 8, 2015 9:30 AM
End: Apr 8, 2015 11:00 AM

WEBINAR: What Adopted Children Ages Ten to Twelve years old (and their Parents) Need to Know

Join us to learn parenting strategies that are important for adopted children age ten to twelve. Discussion will include managing new moods and behaviors, puberty, discipline in the context of adoption and race.

Emeryville, CA

Start: May 2, 2015 5:00 PM
End: May 2, 2015 7:00 PM

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.

Start: May 13, 2015 9:30 AM
End: May 13, 2015 11:00 PM

WEBINAR: 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: May 23, 2015 9:00 AM
End: May 23, 2015 12:30 PM


(on-site registration available)

Lifetime Journey: Managing The Complexity Of First/Birth Parents In Adoption

 

Hear directly from a group of first/birth parents who represent a wide range of backgrounds. Panelists will discuss their experiences, fears and hopes pre- and post- placement as they navigate all types of relationships with their children and their children’s adoptive parents. They will address how understanding, respecting and valuing their stories benefits all members of the adoption constellation.


Start: June 10, 2015 9:30 AM
End: June 10, 2015 11:00 AM

WEBINAR: What Parents of Adopted Adolescents Need to Know

Join us to learn parenting strategies that are important for adopted adolescents. Discussion will include independence, discipline, safety concerns, birth family, adoption and identity.

Emeryville, CA

Start: June 13, 2015 9:00 AM
End: June 13, 2015 12:30 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.

Tahoe City, CA

Start: July 2, 2015 2:00 PM
End: July 7, 2015 2:00 PM

Pact Family Camp 2015

Pact Family Camp brings together adopted children of color and their families from around the country to share their experiences, learn from experts including many adopted adults and each other as well as our fabulous counseling staff.

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