Monday, January 30, 2012

WISE Up! Workshop for Adoptees

What Is W.I.S.E. Up?

Most adopted children are frequently asked questions about being adopted, yet few are equipped to respond. WISE Up! is a unique and interactive workshop that provides a simple but powerful way for adopted children (and families) to handle comments and personal questions about their adoption journey. It also teaches children that they have the power to decide if and when they want to share their story. A parent workshop that teaches adults how to practice this program at home will run concurrently with the children’s workshop. WISE Up was developed by the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.).

Who Should Attend This Workshop?

This workshop offers practical tools for both adoptive parents and adopted children (both internationally and domestically) to guide them in making choices on how to respond to uncomfortable or personal questions about their adoption. Workshops for children will be divided based on grade: 1st-3rd and 4th-6th.Space in each Workshop is limited to 10 children and 20 adults, so we recommend early registration.

Workshop Cost

Registration fee: $100 per family, or $75 for adults attending without children.  Payment for the Workshop is accepted by major credit card at the time of your registration, or by mail to Sunny Ridge within five business days of your registration. Please note: No refunds are given for cancellations. A Workshop credit will be issued which is good for one year from cancelled date.

Date, Time & Location

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Morning session:  
10:00am - 12 Noon
Children Grades 1-3 (Ages 6, 7 & 8)
Afternoon session:
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Children Grades 4-6 (Ages 9, 10 & 11)
Sunny Ridge Family Center

270 Remington Blvd., Suite C
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
To register, click here: or visit for more information.

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