Adoption Forums®

Members List Photos Events Local Adoption Support Search Arcade Reviews Membership Upgrade
Welcome to the Forums.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. You may have to register before you can post or search: click here to proceed. To start viewing messages, select a forum below that you would like to view or click View All of Todays Posts.
Forum Categories

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-27-2012, 06:32 PM
emailpeebles emailpeebles is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 10
Total Points: 8,116.13
Educational Program - Meeting the Emotional Needs of Your Child

On Friday evening, March 30, Lauretta (Pat) Sims, LMSW-AP and the Program Manager for Adoption and Post-Adoption Programs at DePelchin Children’s Center, will join Adoptive Families of Houston to talk about meeting the emotional needs of our children.

From her experience working as a social worker, training members of the adoptive triad and as an adoptive parent herself, Pat understands that adoption can add a different layer to our expectations of ourselves as parents. While most of us are very comfortable with our ability to meet our children’s physical needs, adoption seems to change how comfortable and adequate we feel in meeting our children’s emotional needs.

With Pat guiding our discussion, the evening will be dedicated to talking about how we feel as adoptive parents and empowering us with tools that will help us feel more confident and comfortable in talking with our children about adoption issues.

Pat has worked for the state of Texas as a protective service worker; AFDC social service worker and contract worker doing court ordered investigations and studies. She has worked with adoptive families for more than 30 years. She has co-developed training curriculum for professionals and adoptive parents and has conducted training sessions at the state and national level. Pat and her husband have four children who are now adults. Three of the children were adopted as special needs children.

Light refreshments will be served. We regret that childcare will not be available.

Date/Time: Friday, March 30, 2012
Registration & social hour begin at 6:30 pm. Program starts promptly at 7:00 pm and concludes at 9:00 pm

Location: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
Payne Education Center, Room 210 / 212; 717 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056. Click here for a map

Parking: Parking is encouraged in the South parking lot behind the church off of Sage Road

Program Fee: The program is free for members of Adoptive Families of Houston.
Non-members will be charged $5 per person at the door.

RSVP: Reply to, 281-537-8287 or at Adoptive Families of Houston
Reply With Quote

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Points Per Thread View: 1.00
Points Per Thread: 15.00
Points Per Reply: 5.00

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:42 AM.