Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Adoption Basics for the Classroom: Expert advice on how to educate educators

You have been talking to your child about adoption since he came home. But what about the time he spends at school? What does his teacher know about adoption? About birth parents? Does she know how to help him answer why he doesn't look like his mom?

Join Debbie Riley, the Chief Executive Officer of The Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc. (C.A.S.E.), as she discusses how adoptive parents can educate the educators.

This webinar will help you:

* Talk to teachers about creating an adoption-sensitive environment

* Educate teachers on managing discussions about adoption in school

* Discover how much of your child's story to share

* Learn how to handle some standard school projects (family trees, baby pictures)

Your purchase confirmation email will include a link to submit questions to Ms. Riley.

This webinar will not be available for purchase after the event. You will only receive access to the recorded version if you register for the live event.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

7:00 - 8:00 PM Central Time

Q & A: 8:00 - 8:30 PM Central Time

(Start Time: 7:00PM Central, 8:00PM Eastern, 5:00PM Pacific)

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To register, go to

Debbie B. Riley is the Chief Executive Officer of The Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc. (C.A.S.E.), an independent pre and post-adoption organization in the Baltimore-Washington area and co-author of the book, Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens.

Since 1993, she has focused exclusively on the field of adoption, creating pre- and post-adoption programs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area; offering specialized counseling services to adopted children, teens, adults and adoptive families; and promoting health education, child advocacy and public policy development. Most recently, Ms. Riley leads the national initiative to create training standards for an adoption-competent certification for mental health providers.

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