Videos

Continue your learning – check out our previously recorded webinars below.

Adoption and Addiction

(45 minutes)

Drawing from research, as well as using his own professional and personal experience, David B. Bohl will offer a discussion on the link between adoption and substance use disorder.

On Adoption and Addiction is geared toward a general audience (birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents) as well as professionals.

Domestic Violence and Its Effects on Children

(1 hour)

This webinar will be conducted by Michaela Polewski, Prevention Coordinator with Golden House in Green Bay, WI. Michaela will talk about domestic violence, it’s prevalence in the age of COVID-19 and the overall effect that domestic violence has on children. Michaela will also go over how Golden House interacts with child specific agencies such as schools and child protective services as well as what it’s like to live in a communal shelter as a child. Personal experience along with national and statewide facts and statistics will inform the viewer throughout the presentation.

Navigating the Teen Years as an Adoptive Parent: Part 1

(1 hour and 48 minutes)

This webinar is Part One of a three part series on Navigating the Teen Years as an Adoptive Parent. This webinar will focus on identity, independence, big emotions and developmental trauma, and anticipating shifts in your adopted adolescent.

Navigating the Teen Years as an Adoptive Parent: Part 2

(1 hour and 37 minutes)

This webinar is Part Two of a three part series on Navigating the Teen Years as an Adoptive Parent. This webinar will focus on strategies for staying a “Safe Haven Parent” as your adopted teen tests your rules and relationship.

Creating Healthy Sleep Patterns in Children

(46 minutes)

A recorded webinar for adoptive and guardianship parents and professionals. Jen Bluske will discuss developmental, relational and environmental factors that support healthy sleep patterns in children. Using this framework, she will discuss strategies to not only help your child fall asleep, but have lifelong sleep hygiene skills. We will help develop individualized strategies for each families sleep arrangement preferences.

Navigating the Teen Years as an Adoptive Parent-Part 3

(1 hour and 30 minutes)

This webinar is Part Three of a three part series on Navigating the Teen Years as an Adoptive Parent. This webinar will focus on launching your older teen who is both so ready and not at all: strategies, resources, grief emotions, and re-formatting your parent job description.

A Place In My Heart-Parenting From Fear to Love

(3 hours & 50 minutes)

Based on his best-selling adoption and foster care book, this presentation gives an overview of the The Stress Model Theory and explains how it can be applied to the most severe behaviors. After providing a thorough body-mind explanation for how stress and trauma impact behavior, Bryan will give specific techniques and how to deal with problem behaviors.

Tools for Renewal: A Resilience-Building Workshop

(1 hour and 24 minutes)

Adoptive, guardianship, and foster parents and caregivers are invited to this webinar to learn tools to use when you are feeling depleted and overwhelmed throughout your day. Elizabeth Lewis is a motivational speaker, personal development coach, grief support specialist and spiritual counselor.