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GRIEF: In Foster & Adopted Children (and families)

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Foster Care & Adoption (even infant adoption!!!) always begins with loss. Grief is inherent, although when and how children experience, express, and process their grief varies substantially. When parents, professionals, therapists and other helpers honor the grief inherent in both foster care & adoption – for adopted children AND adoptive parents- and understand the complexities of their losses, we open ourselves up to being more fully present for children to process their grief. This workshop will cover the losses inherent in foster care and adoption, grief related to adoption (including disenfranchised grief & ambiguous loss), understanding why children grieve for abusive and neglectful families, supporting children through big, confusing, and overwhelming feelings, and how to notice if our own feelings may be being triggered and preventing us from being full present for children.

This two-hour webinar is for you if:

  1. You have an adopted child

  2. You know an adopted child

  3. You could use support in creating an environment for children to openly and honestly give voice to their own feelings of grief related to adoption

This two-hour webinar will air LIVE on Thursday December 19 at 11am eastern time, but the recording is available to EVERYONE who signs up, so you do NOT have to attend live (in fact, most people don't!!!). The video recording of this webinar will be yours forever- you will have unlimited and lifetime access to the video recordings!

Join me for this two-hour webinar on the early afternoon (morning for some of you!) of Thursday December 19, 2019 (11am eastern, 10am central, 9am mountain, and 8am pacific). There is space available for LIVE webinar participants but EVERYONE who registers will receive a link to a recording of the webinar. SO you don't have to watch it live! But if you DO watch it live, you'll get the recording as well (usually within 48 hours of the completion of the webinar).

There is literally no reason not to sign up for this!!! It doesn't matter if you have a conflict because you'll receive the recording!!!!

And best yet!!! This two-hour webinar is only $24!!!!!!!!!!

You WILL get a certificate of attendance for TWO TRAINING HOURS TOTAL. I cannot guarantee that your organization will accept these hours. Unfortunately, I CANNOT offer CEs for professionals or licensing boards on these webinars.


  • Webinar- you never have to leave your home or even get dressed! You can participate at a coffee shop, while still snuggled in bed, or listen to the recording later!

  • Watch LIVE and/or get the recording!! There's no scheduling conflict!

  • December 19, 11am eastern, 10am central, 9am mountain, 8am pacific

  • Certificate of Attendance available (for TWO TRAINING HOURS TOTAL)- check with your agency if it will be accepted (no professional CE available, sorry!)

and best yet???? IT'S ONLY $24!!!!


This webinar will be offered LIVE and RECORDED. Can't make it live? No problem!! All registrants will receive an email after the webinar concludes (usually within 48 hours) with access to both the audio and video recording so you can listen to or watch it again and again. But don’t delay registering- you MUST register for the webinar BEFORE it begins on 12/19/2019 at 11am eastern time.

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME ZONE!!!! The webinar will begin at 11am eastern, 10am central, 9am mountain, 8am pacific.


Webinar tickets are for INDIVIDUALS/HOUSEHOLDS only. You only need to purchase ONE webinar ticket per household.

If you'd like to use the webinar within your agency or group for UP TO THREE PEOPLE, please purchase the appropriate number of webinar tickets (one for each person).

If you'd like to use the webinar in your agency or group for FOUR to EIGHT (4 - 8) people, please purchase the appropriate ticket ($75).

If you'd like to use the webinar in your agency or group for MORE THAN 9 individuals, please purchase the appropriate ticket ($145).

You only need to purchase one webinar PER HOUSEHOLD.

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Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, LMSW, RPT-S has over 15 years of practice in family and play therapy experience, specializing in complex trauma, attachment, and adoption. Robyn is a therapist, trainer, and consultant who recently relocated to Grand Rapids, MI from Austin, TX. Robyn’s diverse clinical training includes EMDR (including EMDR adapted for children with attachment trauma), Somatic Experiencing, Theraplay, Trust Based Relational Intervention®, Circle of Security Parent Educator, The Alert Program® and Yogapeutics Aerial Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training. Robyn has integrated these training modalities with a foundation of attachment theory and the relational neurosciences to create an attachment-rich, sensory-sensitive, and relational neurosciences supported healing environment for children and families. Robyn consults, teaches, and trains extensively throughout the US, including as an instructor for the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program at Portland Community College and with the Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate Program offered by Portland State University and Oregon’s Department of Human Services. She has recently joined the working board of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS). Robyn previously served on the board of Adoption Knowledge Affiliates, and education and support non-profit in Austin, TX which serves everyone connected to adoption- first/birth families, adopted people, and adoptive parents (as well as professionals).

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