Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another Free Webinar: Parenting Children from "Hard Places"

From Adoption Learning Partners and Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, a FREE webinar entitled, Parenting Children From Haiti and Other "Hard Places." The webinar will be March 25, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. central time. Here's the description:

Dr. Karyn Purvis will spend one hour answering parents' questions on parenting their children from Haiti, and other "hard places" (which she will define). Feel free to ask questions about attachment, sleep issues, behavior challenges, family dynamics, or any other challenge you are facing.

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Dr. Purvis is co-author of the book "The Connected Child," and the Director of the Institute of Child Development at TCU. Her focus is on research based interventions for vulnerable children. She travels extensively, providing training and consultation for families and professionals working with at risk children.

Click here to register.

And remember that there's another free webinar on March 17 on parenting adopted adolescents -- click here for more information.


Wendy said...

Thanks for the link.

LisaLew said...

"Hard Places"? Huh?

Von said...

Aren't all adoptions from hard places?

Anonymous said...

Apparently, "hard places" is going to be defined.

Two possible ideas: 1. places where kids come and have historically faced the most/worst discrimination in their new communities; 2. places under intense scrutiny/criticism regarding adoption in general (sort of like what Guatemala went through).

Just some thoughts. It is a curious phrase.

malinda said...

Interesting how many different definitions are possible. I read it as places where children are particularly traumatized before adoption. And yes, that might mean everywhere.

Anonymous said...

"which she will define"

Curious that she did not define this in advance.