Continue your learning – check out our previously recorded webinars below.
Race, Difference & Communication in Adoptive Families
Dr. Sara Docan-Morgan, Professor of Communication Studies and Chair of the Ethnic and Racial Studies Department at University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, will share her research on adoptive family communication about race and difference, and birth family reunions. Dr. Docan-Morgan’s work has been published in Adoption Quarterly, the Journal of Family Communication, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and the Journal of Korean Adoption Studies, among others. (75 minutes)
This pre-recorded webinar will remain available until 8/24/2021.
Sensory Integration, Regulation & Reflexes
Occupational Therapist, Laura Paquette, shares how sensory input shapes behavior, reflex systems, and protection & survival adaptations. You’ll learn about how reflexes work to automatically regulate each of our bodies under normal conditions in reaction to normal stress, or traumatic situations. Healthy reflex integration leads to normal functioning, and there are restorative techniques that can help with integration. Recorded in June 2020. (110 minutes)
Here Be Dragons
This webinar is designed to give parents a better understanding of trauma and mental health in children. The training will also offer strategies for how parents can help all members of their families create new and positive memories. Presenter, Tom Kaufman, LPC, is a psychotherapist in the Behavioral Health in Schools Program with Catholic Charities.
Recorded in May 2020. (54 minutes)
Adoption: A Birth Mother's Perspective
In this webinar, birth mother Christine Bauer will give an overview of her story, including the history of adoption, language and sensitivity around adoption, how she found the family for her child and their open relationship and how having other children years later affected her. She will also give advice for those in all areas of the triad. Recorded in July 2020. (50 minutes)
Beyond Picky Eating
Dr. Katja Rowell shares about a wide variety of food-related issues common to children who have experienced trauma. Topics covered include hoarding, picky eating, and sensory processing. Recorded in April 2020. (83 minutes)
The Power of Play
Join us as we look more closely at the power of play! We will discuss the social, emotional and physical impacts of play, as well as opportunities to strengthen parent-child attachment through playfulness. You’ll walk away with several resources and ideas for engaging ways to play with your children, as well as an appreciation of its importance. Presenter, Pattie Godsell is a Support Specialist with Wisconsin Adoption & Permanency Support.
Recorded in May 2020. (27 minutes)