The W.I.S.E. Up! program empowers families to choose how they talk about their adoption story.
Parents will participate in a workshop that will focus on an in-depth conversation of what children understand, think, and feel about adoption as they grow. The common questions, fears, and concerns adopted children face will be addressed. We will also explore the dynamic between non-adopted peers, extended family, and even strangers.
The W.I.S.E. Up! program has spread across the country as children have embraced its simplicity and power to address the consistent challenge of explaining adoption and their adoption stories to peers, neighbors, and even strangers. W.I.S.E. Up!® is a tool to empower children to handle questions and comments about adoption from others. This program helps children realize that they are not alone with this task. Children will learn the program, create Powerstix, and role play various scenarios to help them practice what they have learned.
Brought to you by the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families and the Wisconsin Post Adoption Resources Centers with the support of Jockey Being Family® and the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
The W.I.S.E. Up! curriculum was created and provided by the Center for Adoption Support and Education.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
$20/participant or $30/twosome
(1st—5th grade, adopted children ONLY)
Our Lord’s United Methodist Church
5000 S. Sunnyslope Road
New Berlin WI 53151
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided
Please note, child care for younger children will not be provided. Please make other arrangements.