Upcoming Training: Talking Transitions

179032577Many children and adults find it challenging to deal with life changes. A person who was adopted may also experience these challenges, but to a greater degree due to their past, unknown history, or anxiety related to separation.

Permanency can be an ambiguous concept to people who have been adopted, so when a transition is around the corner, regardless of whether it’s minor or major, it can be a difficult time to process emotions. Please join us to learn how to identify triggers in children, what steps can be taken to reduce the anxiety, and how to smoothly transition children into new situations like school, new adults, new friends, new neighborhoods, new situations, etc.

About the Trainer
Jaclyn Skalnik, founder of Adoption Wellness, is also a transracial, internationally adopted person. Jaclyn earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin. She has assisted adoptive families throughout their adoption process for nearly two decades. She has presented at global conferences on matters concerning adoption and is passionate about counseling adopted persons and adoptive families seeking support. Jaclyn is a licensed and Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker (CAPSW), a trained Hague Accreditation reviewer for the Council on Accreditation, a member of the National Association of Social Workers, a World of Diversity trainer, adoptive family homeland journey social worker, and has facilitated international birth-family searches and reunions.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
6-8 p.m.
$20/participant
$80/agency group
The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
or attend via webinar
Register online, email us at into@coalitionforcyf.org, or call 414-475-1246

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