- microaggressions both in race and adoption,
- the narrative burden,
- the pitfalls of the colorblind theory,
- the controversial “white privilege,”
- accessing racial mirrors, and, perhaps most importantly,
- the richness of being a person of color and being a member of those communities.
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Become an Adoptive Family Friendly Workplace
September 2017 | News and updates
(Text Obtained from Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)
For the 11th year, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption surveyed the nation’s employers in search of those with the best adoption benefits. The Foundation compares financial reimbursement and paid leave given to adoptive parents. This year, there is a new company topping the list.
American Express ranked number one, moving up 30 spots on the list from 2016. The company offers U.S.-based, regular, full-time and part-time employees up to $35,000 to aid with the cost of an adoption (up to a maximum of two events per employee). The company also offers up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave to women and men welcoming a child through adoption.
The Foundation also recognizes employers by size, industry, best leave and foster care benefits. The 2018 survey will open in January.
The Wendy’s Company was the original advocate of the Adoption-Friendly Workplace program. The company put in place robust workplace adoption benefits more than 25 years ago. In 2016, The Wendy’s Company was awarded Forever Family status, which is an emeritus position on the Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace list that recognizes their continued commitment to these crucial benefits.
Adoption Choice, Inc. is seeking board candidates to help the adoption community.
Please contact Board President:
GREG GAUTHIER @ 920-676-5910 OR GJGAUTHIER@FOXWOODASSOCIATES.COM
Why Trauma Informed Parenting?
Parenting a child or youth who has experienced trauma can be difficult. Families can sometimes feel isolated as if no one else understands what they are going through. Understanding how trauma affects children can help parents/caregivers make sense of their child’s behaviors; develop greater insight around how to help their child/children cope with the effects of trauma; and understand how to provide a safe and stable home environment. The curriculum is based on the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Resource Parent Curriculum.
Who Should Attend?
This training is intended for adoptive, foster, biological parents/caregivers and providers working with children and families who have experienced trauma.
Mondays; September 11th, September 18th, September 25th, October 2nd,
October 9th, October 16th, October 23rd & October 30th, 2017 (Please plan on attending all 8 sessions)
Complimentary Meal: 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Trauma Parenting Workshop: 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
(Note: Childcare will be available if needed on a first come first serve basis. There is a limit of 15 children.)
Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W, 201 W Walnut St #100,
Green Bay, WI 54303