On-demand webinars

Join us for one of our informative and educational on-demand webinars on topics relating to all stages of your adoption journey. Our on-demand webinars give you the chance to watch at a time that works for you.

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On-Demand Webinars

Beyond the attitude: Adopting Teens and Tweens NEW!
This introductory webinar helps families considering teen adoption understand the realities, outcomes, challenges, and joys of adopting a teen or tween.
Format: Two 1-hour on-demand webinars
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: Free
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Adoption and Classroom Success: Beyond the Basics 
Join us for a discussion with Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, on how to help your child succeed at school. Circumstances prior to adoption often cause adopted children to experience school, among other things, in a different framework than other kids. Orphanage care, foster care or prenatal exposure are all events that can affect behavior as a child grows. Heather presents tips and strategies on how to help your child be more successful at school, therefore easing some of the stress at home.
Format: One 1.5-hour on-demand webinar
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: $30 for AFABC members; $40 for non-members 
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Adoption 101 On-Demand Webinar Series 
This two part webinar series is your first step in adoption! Learn about BC's Waiting Child Program, Local Infant Adoption, International Adoption, homestudies and BC's adoption education program requirements. Discuss key issues for adoptive families including adoption concepts such as openness, attachment and special needs, trans racial/ethnic, teen and tween, and LGBTQ adoption. We will also cover the important issue of managing your expectations around adoption. Before making any adoption decisions, attend this webinar!  
Format: Two 1-hour on-demand webinars
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: Free
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Attachment: An Introduction
Learn about the basics of attachment, how it forms, common challenges for adoptive children and an overview of strategies to promote healthy and strong attachment with your adoptive children. 
Format: One 1-hour webinar
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: 
$30 for AFABC members; $40 for non-members
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BC Post Adoption Assistance
Post Adoption Assistance (PAA) offers a variety of services to support families who adopt through the Waiting Child Program in BC. Learn what you need to know before you adopt - including services offered, maintenance support payments, qualifications, eligibility, and exceptions.|
Format: One 1-hour webinar
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: Free!
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Cultural Planning in BC
Join Anne Clayton, BC's Director of Adoption, to learn the facts on adopting Aboriginal children and youth in BC, the role of the Exceptions Commitee and the importance of cultural planning.
Format: One 1.5-hour webinar
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: Free!
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DNA Testing 101 - NEW!
This informational webinar explores the pitfalls and promises of DNA testing and adoption. You’ll learn how to use consumer DNA tests to find your ethnic origins and biological relatives. It will also prepare you for unexpected discoveries, teach you how to protect your privacy, and explain why closed adoptions are effectively a thing of the past.
Format: One 1-hour webinar
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: Free
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FASD: Becoming the Sensory Detective at Home
This webinar identifies examples of factors in the home environment that may trigger children and youth with FASD, identify the indicators of a sensory sensitivity reaction, and explore strategies to reduce the impact of that reaction on the child or youth.
Format: One 1-hour webinar
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: $30 for AFABC members; $40 for non-members
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Health Issues in International Adoption
Are you considering adopting internationally? Are you interested in learning about specific health issues facing children coming home to Canada?  If so, this webinar is for you.  This one-hour webinar will review common health concerns including infectious conditions such as tuberculosis and intestinal parasites, immunizations--both home and abroad--and review laboratory testing to consider with your family practitioner when you return home.
Format: One 1-hour webinar
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: $10 for AFABC Members; $15 for non-members 
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Identity Matters
Identity Matters is a two-part advanced webinar series that discusses how to create and/or maintain a positive racial and ethnic identity for your child. It includes how to get comfortable with your child’s community, handling racism, and understanding identity models, including your own. You will gain advice from children who have been and are in the process of developing this part of their identity.
Format: Two 1-hour webinars
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: $60 for AFABC members; $80 for non-members
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Infertility to Adoption
Join us to explore family building alternatives and learn about infertility options both locally and abroad, connect with resources for overcoming grief and loss, and take home the tools to help you decide when and if to move from infetility to adoption.
Format: One 1-hour webinar
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: $30 for AFABC members; $40 for non-members
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LGBTQ Adoption: History & Challenges of Same Sex Adoption 
Are you wondering about your options for LGBTQ adoption? Get the stats and facts on LGBTQ adoption in Canada in this on-demand webinar in our upcoming LGBTQ on-demand series. Learn the specific issues and statistics surrounding LGBTQ adoption, and some of the challenges faced by same sex adopters. 
Format: One 1-hour webinar
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: $10 for AFABC Members; $15 for non-members
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Occupational Therapy for Adoptive Families
Learn how an Occupational Therapist (OT) can help you build a resilient adoptive family. This introductory webinar will cover the areas in which an OT can help adoptive families, how an OT can help your adoptive child in school, how to find an OT in your area and how to choose an OT that is right for your family. 
Format: One 1-hour webinar
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: $10 for AFABC members; $15 for non-members
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Openness in Adoption Series
Are you new to adoption and the topic of openness? This introductory two part webinar will answer your questions: What is openness? What is the history of openness? What does openness look like in an adoptive family? What is an openness agreement? Does openness change with time? What is the Post Adoption Registry?
Format: Two 1-hour on-demand webinars
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: $30 for AFABC members; $40 for non-members
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School Issues and Adoption 
School can be a challenging environment for children who have joined their family by adoption. This webinar is a must for adoptive parents of school-aged children and the education professionals in their lives.
Format: One 1-hour webinar
Cost for Recorded Webinar: $10 for AFABC members; $15 for non-members
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Social Media & Adoption - NEW!
Social media has transformed all of our lives and adoption is no exception.The question for everyone is how to manage (or leverage) these new tools, apps and channels in the best possible way for adoptive parents and for our children. Learn the benefits and pitfalls of social media as it relates to openness and relationship management in adoption. Presented by Harriet Fancott, Communications Specialist.
Format: 1-hour on-demand webinar
Cost for Recorded Webinar: $10 for AFABC members; $15 for non-members (50 mins)
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Support and Strategies for Substance-Exposed Children
Jan Radford is an RN with extensive experience in this area, an adoptive mom to four children and a foster parent for the past 10 years. In part one, participants will gain valuable knowledge about the impact of various substances on the developing fetus. Part two provides real world ideas for supporting children impacted by prenatal exposure. 
Format: Two 1-hour webinars
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: $60 for AFABC members; $80 for non-members
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Transitioning Children and Youth into Adoption NEW!
Foster and adoptive parents all have key roles in successfully preparing and transitioning children and youth from foster care into adoption. If you are a foster parent or a prospective adoptive parent, this two-part webinar series is for you!
Format: Two 1-hour webinars
Cost for On-Demand Webinar: $60 for AFABC members; $80 for non-members
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