World Wide Wednesday – December 18, 2013

174337705It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:

  • Overwhelmed for the Holidays: An Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Holidays: 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. For parents this can mean many meltdowns and power struggles. This webinar will help adoptive families: Understanding your child’s capacity to cope; Teach your children self-regulation skills; Find ways to remember their birth family during the holidays.
  • New Resource for Adopted Teens: The BEAT (Beginning to Explore Adoption Together) gives adopted teens a chance to discover more about adoption, connect with one another online and express thoughts and feelings around adoption.  The BEAT is a safe, friendly environment where teens can hear from others with similar experiences. Check out the pictures, videos and posts and chime in on The BEAT blog – all in one place.
  • Read Addison Cooper’s post about Seven True Things about Teens in Foster Care.
  • Looking to take in “Frozen” during the upcoming winter breaks? Adoption at the Movies has your Movie Guide ready to read.

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