LSS adoptive families have historically been provided education, training, and support when they adopt. We believe in helping families to not only prepare to adopt a child but also to continue their education as they parent their child(ren). Our goal is that adoptive families are equipped with the skills and resources to help their child thrive. Seeking support and additional education after you adopt is not a sign of weakness. (See our previous blog about seeking support https://lsssdblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/its-ok-to-ask-for-help/.) Obtaining additional training and knowledge will help you help your child and is a sign of a strong parent. We would like to help spread the word about two upcoming education opportunities for adoptive families.
The 5th Annual Adoption Conference will be an online conference held on April 22, 2021. This year’s theme is “Race in Adoption Practice.” To learn more and to register, visit https://chssd.org/adoptconf. Another training opportunity is the “Hope for the Journey Conference.” This was formerly known as Empowered to Connect. This online conference will be held May 7, 2021, and will focus on TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention.) For more information and registration details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hope-for-the-journey-formerly-empower-to-connect-tickets-143792684791?utm-campaign=social%2Cemail&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=checkoutwidget.
Submitted by Hayley VanDenBrink, LSS Adoption Program Supervisor
LSS Adoption & Pregnancy Counseling
621 E Presentation St |Sioux Falls SD 57104
605-221-2346 or 888-201-5061
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