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.

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.

You're Not My Real Mom! & Other Parenting Conversations

(65 minutes)

Being approachable and receptive to your adoptee’s experience of their own adoptedness is vital for their well-being. Join us for this engaging webinar with Lori Holden and Alicia Ehr Martínez. This one-hour webinar helps you respond with confidence and connection to tricky or awkward situations that WILL come up at some point in your family’s journey – questions not only from your child, but also from family and friends and even strangers, some curious and some downright nosy.

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.

Strategies to Enjoy the Teen Years

(60 minutes)

Adoptive, guardianship, kinship, foster parents as well as relative caregivers of teens are invited to attend this one hour webinar. You will learn strategies about how to effectively communicate with your teen(s). You will also learn strategies about parental self-love and self-care.

Ambiguous Loss

(1 hour and 30 minutes)

WISAPSP parents and professionals…plan on joining us for this fantastic webinar on Ambiguous Loss. Ambiguous loss is a framework for understanding any loss or grief that doesn’t involve death. It is one of the invisible wounds foster, kinship, and adoptive families are affected by daily. In this 1.5-hour training, you will understand ambiguous loss, why it matters, how it impacts your family, and simple, practical skills you can implement right away to support the children you love through this psychological pain.