Adoption Worker Training Workshop
Transitioning Children: The "Both-And" Approach
A half-day training for adoption workers offered in conjunction with the Ministry of Children and Youth's Spring 2018 Adoption Resource Exchange.
Presenter: Terra Bovingdon
Terra Bovingdon is a recent transplant to Ontario from Alberta. For the past 20 years, Terra has been a child and family therapist, specializing in families coming together through foster and adoption. She has worked closely together with Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority stabilizing children in foster care, providing court ordered relinquishment visits, reunifying children to birth families, facilitating openness in adoption, transitioning children into adoptive families, addressing grief and loss, and supporting all parties at times of adoption disruption. She has also worked closely with the International Adoption Clinic at the Alberta Children’s Hospital developing and delivering a psychoeducational group to support families who have adopted internationally. This group has garnered an Innovation award from Alberta Health Services.
She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Theraplay, HeartMath, and Gottman’s marital therapy. She has presented with Dr. Bruce Perry and authored 3 children’s books as well as contributed to numerous books and journal articles on these subjects.
Terra continues to consult with groups in Alberta but is extremely excited to carry on her passion for learning and collaborating with professionals and families into Ontario.
Special Presentation: Transitioning Children The “Both-And” Approach
Transitioning children into families is a complex task with many moving parts. There are multiple factors to consider from making the right match to stabilizing the family after the move, to managing the grief and loss of foster caregivers and children.
With a focus on the “human factors”- the child, the adopting family, the foster family, the birth family, the Workers, the “Both-And” approach looks at how to bring all these moving parts together to stabilize the child and the family. This workshop will look at some of the factors that complicate the transition and how workers can reduce the impact on the transition.
Date: Monday April 30, 2018
Time: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Cost: $65/person (includes lunch)
Registration: Register here
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