The W.I.S.E. UP Program's Upcoming Events for Adoptive Families

Good afternoon!
There are several upcoming opportunities for adoptive families to participate in a WISE Up Conference. Please view the information below for more details and to learn about how to register. 
Presented by the Wisconsin Post Adoption Resource Centers
When it comes to handling questions and comments about adoption, kids need to be empowered with answers. W.I.S.E. Up! gives children and teens the power to choose how to talk about their stories. This program is an important tool that children can use as soon as they begin to notice some differences about their family makeup.
Parent Workshop: Parents participate in a workshop that will provide an in-depth understanding of while children comprehend, think, and feel about adoption as they grow. The common questions, fears, and concerns children who were adopted face will be addressed. We will also explore the dynamic between non-adopted peers, extended family members, and even strangers.
Children’s Workshop: This program has spread across the country as children have embraced its simplicity and power to address the consistent challenge of explaining adoption and their adoption stories to peers, neighbors, and even strangers. W.I.S.E. UP!(r) is a tool to empower children to handle questions and comments about adoption from others. This program helps children realize that they are not alone with this task. Children will learn the program, create Powerstix, and role play various scenarios.
2016 Upcoming Events
W.I.S.E. Up! Conference*
March 19
New Berlin, WI
Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
W.I.S.E. Up! Conference*
April 23
Onalaska, WI
Catholic Charities-La Crosse
W.I.S.E. Up! Workshop
September 10
Green Bay, WI
Family Services of NEW
W.I.S.E. Up! Workshop
December 3
Madison, WI
Catholic Charities-Madison
For more information, or to register, contact your local Post Adoption Resource Center:
Catholic Charities-La Crosse: 715-832-6644
Catholic Charities-Madison: 608-826-8009
Coalition for Children, Youth & Families: 414-475-1246
Family Services of NEW: 920-436-4360 ext. 1264
*Conferences include additional content and extended opportunity for socialization.