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8 - Session Facilitated Support Group for Parents of Adopted Tweens & Tweens of Color

Start time/date: Oct  18, 2012 7:15 PM
End time/date: Dec  13, 2012 8:45 PM
Place: North Berkeley-Directions Will Be Emailed After Registration

8 - Session Facilitated Support Group

For Parents of Adopted Tweens & Tweens of Color 


Join adult adoptee, Katie Wynen, and adoptive parent, Marsha Hiller, for discussion and support with other parents of adopted children of color.

Dates: Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, No Meeting Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13

Topics and Group Approach

Parents will be given the opportunity to share their experiences while participating in an informally structured group model that explores topics of interest to all of the participants.  Adolescence is always a volatile, vulnerable time, and it can be especially so for adopted children of color and their parents. Each group session offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to explore their feelings about their current parenting challenges in a safe and nurturing setting, with a focus on developmentally appropriate approaches to their children's issues and the new struggles that come to light when children begin the challenging process of becoming young adults.  We will employ an interactive approach that includes experiential exercises in a psycho-educational setting.



Marsha Hiller is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in North Berkeley. She specializes in working with multiracial families, adoptive families, and the LGBTQ community. She is also faculty at John F. Kennedy University. At Pact, she leads groups for and provides counseling to transracial adoptive parents. 




Katie Wynen, MSW, a Colombian adoptee, has a Masters in Social Work. After college, Katie worked at Hyde School in CT where she helped design a program for adopted youth and parents. Katie studied under Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao in Boston before moving to California and joining the Pact staff where she leads groups, works with tweens and teens and provides psycho-educational counseling to pre-adoptive parents.



Pricing Description:

Non-Member Rate: $460 per person, Member Rate: $391 (15% discount) per person

You may submit claims for insurance reimbursement depending on your coverage.  We will be happy to fill out any necessary forms to facilitate the process.


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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