Webinars

Adoption Learning Partners' webinars offer helpful support on timely topics and feature the leading experts in the field of adoption. Our experts present the latest research, draw on real life experience and provide answers to your questions.

Our Next Live Event

Healthy Eating Habits and Beyond

Healthy Eating Habits and Beyond

Worry about nutrition and growth and the resulting power struggles are often top concerns for adoptive and foster parents.

Join Katja Rowell, M.D. as she explores why a child may be struggling, how stress and conflict negatively impact eating and weight regulation, and what parents can do right away to address challenges.

Thursday November 6, 2014
7:00 PM Central Time
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Moving from infertility treatment to adoption can be a difficult transition. Learn how to define loss in adoption – for all parties, understand the benefits of a child focused adoption process and assess your readiness to begin the process.

Credit Hours: 1.0

A discussion with Heather T. Forbes, LCSW on how to help your child succeed at school. Circumstances prior to adoption often cause adopted children to experience school, among other things, in a different framework than other kids. Orphanage care, foster care or prenatal exposure are all events that can affect behavior as a child grows.

Credit Hours: 1.0

A guided discussion on the impact adoption has on identity formation. A panel of adult adoptees shares personal stories from their childhood and teenage years, reflecting back on how adoption factored into their identity formation.

Credit Hours: 1.0

An exploration of why young children (and their parents!) often sleep so poorly, and what to do about it! This webinar will help you formulate sleep strategies and trouble shoot specific sleep problems.

Credit Hours: 1.0

A review of key findings from a study of over 450 adult adoptees focusing on the complex and inter related impacts of being adopted and raised by parents of a different ethnicity. A panel of transracially placed adult adoptees give their personal perspectives and address common questions.

Credit Hours: 1.0

Arleta James discusses helping children navigate relationships when new kids join the family. Our experts will share transition tips and strategies for welcoming a toddler or school aged child home, focusing on preparing brothers and sisters prior to adoption and the first year after adoption.

Credit Hours: 1.0

All parents hope for close relationships with their children. And for children, trusting their parents and feeling secure in their family is essential. Often, adoption can pose challenges to the attachment process. Circumstances prior to adoption experiences either in utero, in an orphanage or in foster care, can create serious barriers to attachment.

Credit Hours: 1.0

In the car...in the kitchen...at bedtime...it can happen when you least expect it - your child asks you a question about adoption and you don’t know how to answer it. Join us for a webinar featuring Pat Irwin Johnston, author and adoptive parent, as she discusses common questions kids ask, how to share tough stuff and answering questions with limited information.

Credit Hours: 1.0

Secure parent-child attachments are essential to healthy child development, but often adoption can present challenges to the process. World renowned attachment expert Dr. Dan Hughes shares family centered strategies on how to connect to your child as a toddler, tween and teen. Lynn Wetterberg presents ideas on finding attachment related resources and professional support.

Credit Hours: 1.0

An "in the trenches" discussion on how parents of adopted children with special needs can get connected and supported. Martha Osborne, adopted person, adoptive mom and founder of the largest special needs adoption advocacy website, RainbowKids.com, discusses the unexpected challenges parents of post-institutionalized children often face.

Credit Hours: 1.0
Join Regina Kupecky as she discusses the Top 5 attachment concerns she hears from parents and what to do about them!

Credit Hours: 1.0

Join Dr. Ira Chasnoff as he helps parents sort through complications that may arise when raising a child who was exposed to alcohol before birth. Dr Chasnoff will explain the physical and developmental impact of pre-natal alcohol exposure on children as they grow. He will also offer practical intervention ideas and strategies that parents can use to help their child develop to their maximum potential.

Credit Hours: 1.0

Dr. Dana Johnson, renowned international adoption physician, shares the results of his research on the common physical, cognitive, and behavioral impacts of poor nutrition on internationally adopted children.

Understand the impact of early nutritional deprivation, identify warning signs and help them catch up!

Credit Hours: 1.0

As your child grows and learns more about her story, she will have more questions, concerns and feelings about adoption. Understanding those emotions and feelings is essential to helping your child build a healthy identity. But how do you learn how to best support her? Ask someone who's been there!

Credit Hours: 1.0

Worry about nutrition and growth and the resulting power struggles are often top concerns for adoptive and foster parents.

Join Katja Rowell, M.D. as she explores why a child may be struggling, how stress and conflict negatively impact eating and weight regulation, and what parents can do right away to address challenges.

Credit Hours: 1.0

Our panel - an adopted person, a birth mom and an adoptive mom - reflects back on their own experiences with adoption and pose questions to each other giving adoptive parents insight into the thoughts and feelings of each member of the triad.

Sharing their personal stories, and asking challenging questions of each other, offers an understanding of different experiences to parents who may not be able to ask such questions in their own adoption relationships.

Credit Hours: 1.0

Because many adoptive families struggle with the difficult task of sorting out if behaviors and challenges are adoption related or not, we asked an expert to help! Dr. Gregory Keck discusses common challenges at each developmental stage and offers real life examples and suggestions.

Credit Hours: 1.0

Online tools like Google and Facebook have revolutionized the way we look for information and connect with one another. Your teen (or even tween) may be searching for birth relatives online. She may also be approached online by a birth relative ... or someone posing as one. This webinar will share strategies on talking to your children about searching and preparing them for possible outcomes. It will also identify safety risks and discuss how to avoid them.

Credit Hours: 1.0

Traveling, family gatherings, holiday foods and music are all special parts of celebrating the holidays. But for many children, especially those with sensory sensitivities or who may have only recently come into their adoptive home, the frenzy of the holidays can push them beyond their ability to cope. This webinar will help you understand your child's capacity to cope and help them regulate behaviors.

Credit Hours: 1.0

Each school year can bring a new set of challenges to adopted kids, no matter how old they are.

Judy Stigger, adoptive mom and adoption therapist, and Carmen Knight, teacher and internationally adopted person will share professional advice and personal experiences to help parents respond when projects trigger questions, understand their child's concerns and gain insight into managing school work battles.

Credit Hours: 1.0

It's a sad reality that many children adopted internationally or through foster care may have suffered sexual abuse. Mary Jo Barrett, MSW gives parents insight on how to recognize signs of abuse, and how to support and teach your child.

Credit Hours: 1.0

Dr. Karyn Purvis discusses the most recent research on the impact nutrition can have on behavior.

Credit Hours: 1.0

You know talking about adoption is important -- but sometimes life isn't that agreeable. A complicated story, a lack of facts or information that's hard to share with your child can make talking about adoption really tough. Join Jayne Schooler as she discusses how to tackle tough talks.

Credit Hours: 1.0

Internationally adopted children often suffer physical, cognitive and behavior challenges due to poor nutrition in their early years. Join Dr. Dana Johnson, renowned international adoption physician as he helps parents understand the impact of poor nutrition and how to help children catch up.

Credit Hours: 1.0

Traditional discipline methods can be ineffective and even potentially damaging for adopted children - children who have experienced loss. Learn how to correct behavior while focusing on keeping a strong connection with your child.

Credit Hours: 1.0

Adopted people and adoptive parents don’t always look at adoption the same way. Understanding your child’s feelings about adoption is essential, so how do you gain some insight?Our panel of adult adopted people discusses what they wish their parents had known.

Credit Hours: 1.0

If you're considering, or planning, a trip to your child's birth country, many factors other than just travel influence how the trip goes. Hear directly from adopted persons and parents who have experienced homeland tours. They will share their personal experiences and feelings from preparation to the lasting impact of the their travels.

Credit Hours: 1.0

Our Next Webinar

Healthy Eating Habits and Beyond

Thursday November 6, 2014
7:00 PM Central Time
Healthy Eating Habits and Beyond

Worry about nutrition and growth and the resulting power struggles are often top concerns for adoptive and foster parents.

Join Katja Rowell, M.D. as she explores why a child may be struggling, how stress and conflict negatively impact eating and weight regulation, and what parents can do right away to address challenges.

Learn More and Register