Les événements d'adoption en ligne
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Les événements d'adoption en ligne d'AdoptOntario sont une nouvelle façon intéressante de mettre les familles en lien avec les enfants et les jeunes en attente. Dans le cadre d'une même série, il arrive souvent que des présentations de profils en ligne suivent un événement éducatif la semaine suivante.
La soirée sur l'éducation
Des experts en diverses matières, comme l'autisme, l'exposition prénatale à l’alcool et les traumatismes, présentent des renseignements pour démystifier les stigmates et donner un aperçu du parentage d'un enfant ayant chaque besoin spécial. À ces événements, les participants pourront faire ce qui suit :
À la fin de l'événement, les participants pourront poser des questions.
La soirée sur les profils
Les travailleurs présentent des profils d'enfants et de jeunes pour que les familles les prennent en considération. À ces événements, les participants pourront :
Événements à venir
Actuellement, les événements sont offerts en anglais seulement. Afin d'obtenir des renseignements supplémentaires, veuillez envoyer un courriel au email@example.com.
Spotlight on Pre-Natal Alcohol Exposure and FASD
Date: September 20th
This presentation hopes to provide a clear and straightforward introduction of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to parents. It will provide information about what to expect if they decide to adopt a child that has prenatal alcohol exposure. It will begin with a brief introduction to FASD, including how parental alcohol exposure affects the developing fetus, the diagnostic process, and both primary and secondary issues faced by these children.
Parents will get information on what parenting a child with FASD looks like. Various challenges that children and youth with FASD face will be addressed through the presentation of current research explained in layman terms. This includes aspects of attention, impulse control, visual processing, and memory. The research will then be interpreted and used to demonstrate effective solutions to many of the challenges around parenting a child with FASD. Additionally, protective factors and easy tips and tricks will be discussed.
Presented by: Angelina Paolozza, PhD
Angelina is a Doctoral candidate for the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen's University, under the supervision of Dr. James Reynolds. Her research focuses on children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. She aims to understand what deficits are caused by prenatal alcohol exposure, in order to learn how these deficits can be treated using research based interventions. She is currently working on a project funded by NeuroDevNet, which is the first trans-Canada initiative dedicated to studying children's brain development from both basic and clinical perspectives. She has just recently successfully defended her doctoral dissertation based on this project about children with FASD.
Date: September 28th
Are you an AdoptReady family? If you have completed your PRIDE training and Homestudy, you are welcome to attend our profile event to meet Lucas.
Lucas is an active little 6 year old boy. He is a "happy-go-lucky" child who loves to laugh and play. Lucas has impressed his teachers with his progress and has been able to build his skills at school. He does best when he has a safe and predictable environment with parents who understand the importance of routine and patience.
Profile Night: Ethan
Date: October 4th
Are you an AdoptReady family? If you have completed your PRIDE training and Homestudy, you are welcome to attend our profile event to meet Ethan.
Eight-year-old Ethan loves being outdoors and staying active. He stays active through sports and different activities. Ethan loves the family dog and expresses a lot of caring for animals. As he gets older he continues to develop many interests such as fishing, soccer, swimming, and Lego. Ethan needs support around change and transition, and he would do best in a structured home with patient, loving and committed caregivers.
Spotlight on Grief, Loss, Attachment and Trauma
Date: December 6th
We all come to adoption with the willingness and compassion to help our children heal…but is that enough?
Understanding how grief, loss, attachment and trauma will impact children and youth will enable us to better parent our children. As adoptive parents we need to better understand how grief, loss, trauma and attachment will affect our children and youth. With a better understanding we are able to commit to our children and give them what they truly need; the unconditional love and commitment that is needed regardless of behaviours. The behaviours are the story and sometimes, that is the only way that a child or youth can tell their story. With a better understanding, we are able to provide the safe, permanent, healing and nurturing home that our children and youth need. This presentation will provide you with a better understanding of grief, loss, trauma and attachment and highlight the challenge.
Presented by: Syvia Gibbons, Adoption Support Specialist
Sylvia and her husband adopted 3 boys (full siblings) through a CAS over 16 years ago. Sylvia has been a sponge in regards to learning about challenges related to adoption. Whether it be FASD, Trauma, Attachments, Grief and Loss, PTSD, she has always been open to learning everything she can and very willingly shares with whoever may desire the information. Sylvia has not just focused on meeting the needs of her children and family but also how their experience could assist others. Right from the start, she became a strong advocate for her children's needs, both in the community and the school. She has gone on and used her adoption experience of advocacy, cheerleader, teacher, mentor, to reach out and assist others going through and being challenged by the process of meeting the needs of their children. For over 7 years, Sylvia has been co-facilitating PRIDE, using her experience as an adoptive parent to educate people to the joys, but also the challenges of adoption. Running an adoptive parent support group and an adoptive youth group, her common sense and sense of humour, helps to normalizes the experience of being a family formed through adoption for others. Sylvia is a part of Adopt4Life, Ontario’s first adoptive parent association, where she provides support to adoptive families and is also a Permanency and Adoption Competency Trainer with the Adoption Council of Ontario and many rewards of being a family formed through adoption.
Date: December 13th
This profile night in series with Spotlight on Grief, Loss, Attachment and Trauma will feature multiple profiles, more information coming soon.
Spotlight on Openness
Date: January 12th
Date: January 19th
Spotlight on Black and Bi-Racial
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