Grief and Loss- Webinar Only
Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
About the Training- This is an Online Webinar Only.
The profound loss that is experienced before an adoption occurs deserves to be acknowledged and grieved. The adoption triad consists of the birth/biological family, the adoptive parents, and the adopted person. The loss for birth-families weighs heavily within the adoption triad with many unknowns. The loss for adoptive parents may also include infertility and/or expectations of a child. The loss an adopted person experiences is oftentimes overshadowed by the gains of an adoption.
About the Trainer
Jaclyn Skalnik is the founder of Adoption Wellness and is also a transracial, internationally adopted person. Jaclyn earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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 their families seeking support. Other professional experiences include international adoption related travel throughout Asia and Latin America, homeland travel with adoptive families, and advocating on behalf of children with special needs who deserve permanency in a loving, safe, healthy and well-prepared family.
Jaclyn is a licensed and Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker, a trained Hague Accreditation reviewer for the Council on Accreditation, a member of the National Association of Social Workers, a World of Diversity trainer, community educator, adoptive family homeland journey social worker, and has facilitated international birth-family searches and reunions.
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Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
About the Coalition
The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families supports people who are changing lives through foster care and adoption by connecting them to the resources that provide the information, training, and support they need to succeed. For more information about the Coalition, please visit www.wiadopt.org. We invite you to call us with your questions: 414-475-1246.