Teens and tweens in Adoption - Online Workshop - Spring 2021


Parenting teens and tweens is challenging. Parenting teens and tweens who are adopted requires specialized knowledge and tools to deal with the unique experience of adopted children.

AFABC has developed a brand new Teens and Tweens online workshop that offers an introduction to the parental joys, challenges, and typical behaviours connected to parenting a teen or tween adoptee.

The three-part online workshop will enable prospective and adoptive parents to understand teen development and provide tips and tools to support their parenting journey.

Format: This course is composed of three 1.5-hour online workshops and three hours of self-directed homework.

Course outline:

Session 1 - Caution

  1. Understanding the developing brain
  2. Impact of trauma on the developing brain
  3. What the teenage brain needs to thrive
  4. Teen identity and the parent's role

Session 2 - Impacts

  1. Understanding teen behaviours
  2. Attachment 
  3. Openness 

Session 3 - Let’s talk tough stuff

  1. Sex
  2. Drugs
  3. Mental health
  4. Mindfulness 

Activities: Presented in an online multi-media format, activities include: live online presentations, online group discussions, watching videos, reading articles, homework assignments. 

This workshop uses the MS Teams online meeting platform. The steps to join a Teams meeting can be found here.

Audience: The workshop is designed to build on learning obtained during the AEP Online course. It is recommended that the participants have completed the AEP or an equivalent adoption education program.

Dates: March 31st, April 7th, and April 14th from 7:00 PM to 8:30pm

Fee: $50 per person

Login info: Workshop login information will be provided to you one day prior to each workshop session.

Contact: Registrar 604-320-7330 ext 107 or registration@bcadoption.com

Cancellation Policy

**Please note that we require a minimum of 12 participants to run the wo

March 31st, 2021 7:00 PM through April 14th, 2021 8:30 PM
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Fee per person $ 50.00
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