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Treading Water: Helping Prepare Prospective and New Adoptive Parents

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20 Goodman Street North

Rochester, New York 14607

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Lisa Maynard, LMSW, ACSW, RYT-200, TCTSY-F will facilitate this session. Lisa received her Masters of Social Work and Trauma Certificate from the University of Buffalo. She has a private clinical practice providing therapy and consultation. Lisa is co-owner of Adoption Center of Upstate New York, is a Senior Consultant with National Center on Adoption and Permanancy, and an Implementation Specialist with the Center for Adoption Support and Education. She serves on the Board of Adoption and Foster Family Coaltion (AFFCNY formally NYSCCC), and volunteers with the Mental Health Association and R.A.I.H.N. She is a frequent presenter at local, state and national conferences.

Whenever we hear about an adoption story gone wrong, the blame is usually placed on inadequate training or unprepared parents. But learning something is not the same as doing it. Treading water for three minutes in a warm swimming pool is not the same as struggling to keep your head above water when you fall overboard, as waves are crashing overhead and sharks are swimming beneath you as you await rescue. Even if you know what to do, it is different when actually faced with the need to put your skills in action. In adoption, children hold tight to their life preservers filled with skills they have developed to deal with abuse, neglect, loss and grief.

This workshop will provide tips on how to work with new and seasoned adoptive parents to help them build new skills to brave the waves and sharks as their children work through the impact of the core issues of adoption.

This session is offered as part of the Tree of Hope Counseling, PLLC services.

Tree of Hope Counseling, LCSW, PLLC, SE CPE, is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0322.

This course is 2 (two) contact hours.

Fee for course is $45.00

Registration and Payment due 7 days prior to event.

Refund Policy - partial refund of $35 provided up to 3 days prior to event, no refunds provided less than three days before.

For more information about Lisa Maynard, go to http://www.sativirya.com/

For more information about Tree of Hope Counseling, go to www.treeofhopecounselingrochester.com

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