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The events listed below are either sponsored by MARE or by other organizations. MARE is not responsible for changes made to the event listings for other organizations. For each event, please note the sponsoring organization and appropriate contact to direct questions and comments. For any MARE event, please call 617-964-MARE (6273) or 1-800-882-1176 for more information.

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Musical Meet Up
Roman Music Therapy Services

Saturday, November 4th
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wakefield, MA 01880

Meet other adoptive families in celebration while engaged in music-making with your family.
Sprouting Melodies is a program of specifically designed music classes for children ages 0 months to 5 years of age.

Classes are inclusive of all children and their parents and include songs, instrument play, and movement that encourage musical, social, physical, and emotional growth.

RSVP by calling 781-224-3300







Pathways to Permanency through the Trauma Center
The Pathways to Permanency Program
Trauma Center in Brookline, MA
Rona Sandberg, LICSW, Clinical Coordinator at 617-232-1303 ext.223 or visit www.traumacenter.org.
The Pathways to Permanency Program strives to strengthen and support families in providing foster and adoptive children with a nurturing and stable home environment. The program offers services that include caregiver support, psycho-education, and consultation. Consultation services may be used to assist families with:  guidance in determining if and/or how to adopt or to be a foster parent and deciding whether a specific child placement is a good match for your family.  Caregiver services may be used to assist families with:  Parenting a child with a history of trauma, managing relationships with birth families, and preparing siblings for the arrival of a new foster or adoptive child and/or addressing challenges that may arise between siblings.These services are provided by clinicians with extensive experience working with childhood trauma and foster care and adoption related issues.



Research Study: Treatment for Children with Life Stressors
Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
The Trauma Center of Brookline is currently recruiting participants for a biofeedback study for children, ages 6 through 13, who have experienced two or more traumatic events (such as adoption, neglect, physical abuse) and are currently in therapy. If your child struggles with poor concentration/attention, emotional problems, sleep difficulties, anxiety, out of control behavior, and/or rule breaking, this noninvasive drug-free treatment may help.
Please call Ainat Rogel at 617-232-1303 x240 or email atarogel@jri.org


Federation for Children with Special Needs Parent Trainings
Federation for Children with Special Needs
These trainings are free and open to the public. They cover a wide range of topics: Effective Communication and the IEP, Basic Rights in Special Education, Understanding My Child’s Learning Style, and more. Click here for full descriptions and schedules.

Webinar: Am I qualified? Some Considerations for Transracial Adoptive Parents
Family Equality Council
Diane Tomaz from the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and Outspoken Generation member, Tony Hynes discuss some of the challenges faced by transracial adoptive families as well as some of the tools and strategies they have found useful. Listen to the recording HERE.

Other Resources

“The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is driven by a single goal: finding a loving family for every child waiting in foster care to get adopted. We are North America’s only national nonprofit charity dedicated solely to finding permanent homes for the more than 130,000 children in foster care.” Click here to view their adoption related videos:



“AdoptUSKids is a project of the US Children’s Bureau that provides tools and technical assistance to help child welfare systems connect children in foster care with families.” Click here to view their adoption related videos:


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