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FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS

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 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or 1-800-882-1176 for more information.

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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.

   
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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
   
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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.
   
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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.
   
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Webinar:  You’re Not Alone:  Mobilizing Supports for an Adoptive Placement
MARE
Hear from a roundtable of adoption professionals about accessing services in Massachusetts to support adoptive families and ways to build your personal support network.  Appropriate for families at any stage in the adoption process. Listen to the recording HERE.
   

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Webinar-Waiting is the Hardest Part: Tips and Survival Strategies for the Matching Process
MARE
Have you ever wondered:  
How do workers decide on the right match?
How come I feel like I never hear anything back?
What more can I be doing to help facilitate a match?
What should I be doing while I am waiting?

We hosted a casual conversation about the challenges and successes of waiting for a match. This webinar is most appropriate for families who have already started the training/homestudy process. To listen to the recording, click HERE.


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