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Webinar: Attachment for Babies & Toddlers

Start time/date: June  13, 2018 11:00 AM
End time/date: June  13, 2018 12:30 PM
Place: Webinar
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Attachment for Babies & Toddlers

Parents often worry about how attachment works—especially in adoption. Adoptive parents need to understand how their personal experiences and their child-to-be’s prior losses and possible traumas can affect attachment. Families growing through adoption can experience attachment challenges. Those challenges can be alleviated when parents are prepared in advance to lead the attachment process, identifying and resolving their own losses and challenges, preparing themselves psychologically for adoptive parenthood, understanding the psychological and physical needs their new children bring to the process and creating an environment to nurture attachment. This webinar is appropriate for pre-adoptive parents and recent adoptive parents as well as adoption professionals.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Attachment will be defined and its process explained.
  2. Pre-adoptive parents be will embrace the need to feel expectant and begin the preparation process.
  3. Parents will learn the importance of facing their own attachment challenges.
  4. The specific needs of infants and toddlers for attaching in families will be explored.
  5. Participants will acquire knowledge about sensory learning and its role in attachment
  6. Possible symptoms of challenged attachment will be presented and suggested ways to alleviate them will be provided.

Instructor:  Patricia Irwin Johnston, MS
Pat Johnston is Perspective Press’ founding publisher. She has been writing and speaking and advocating about infertility and adoption issues for 40 years. An innovative thinker, Pat has been a columnist for Adoptive Families magazine and an on-line expert for INCIID’s Exploring Adoption and Expecting by Adoption and Parenting in Adoption. Her books include Understanding Infertility: Insights for Family and FriendsTaking Charge of Infertility, as well asAdopting after Infertility and  Launching a Baby’s Adoption both of which were  replaced by 2008′s Adopting: Sound Choices, Strong Families), and Adoption Is a Family Affair! What Relatives and Friends Must Know. Pat and her husband are the second generation of their family to extend it beyond infertility through the adoption of their three children, who are now adults. Her grandmother was a birthparent. Her niece adopted transracially. Pat Johnston’s decision-making and special-issue-exploration workshops for consumers and her in-service trainings for allied professionals are routinely praised for their friendly, inspiring, and gently provocative nature.


Pricing Description:

$35 per person non-member

Special pricing Pact member receive 65% discount.

Please choose carefully when registering for Pact events. Pact is not in a position to refund workshop or event registration fees.

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