The W.I.S.E. Up!® program empowers families to choose how they talk about their adoption story. 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.
Parents' Workshop: The focus of the parent workshop will be 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 strangers.
Children's Workshop: Children will learn the program, create Powerstix, and role play various scenarios to help them practice what they have learned. For children in grades 1st through 5th. Adopted children only.
Schedule: 9:30—11:30am Parents' & Children’s Workshops 11:30-12:00 Lunch & Socializing
Cost: $7.50 per adult $5 per child
Registration Deadline: November 30, 2016
You will receive an email from the Post Adoption Resource Center confirming your registration.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any questions please contact Jessica Wright at email@example.com or 608-826-8015.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-826-8015 if you need to make changes to your registration information.
Date and Time
Post Adoption Resource Center
(located in Holy Name Heights, formerly Bishop O'Connor Center)
702 S. High Point Road
Madison, WI 53719