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Public and Private Schools

Adoptees' face unique challenges as they navigate their school experiences.  Current research has identified specific assignments which may be difficult because they activate core emotions adoptees' experience.  Staff training will heighten awareness of the specific challenges and increase educators’ effectiveness with this population.

Topics include:

    The seven core issues of adoption

    Loss as the foundation of adoption
    The adoptee’s developmental understanding of adoption
    Positive adoption language
    Adoption-sensitive assignments

Past trainings have included:
    Darien High School Staff and Mental Health Professionals
    Eagle Hill School Staff and Parents
    Villa Maria School
    Westport School Psychologists and Social Workers


Strengthening the well-being of families formed through adoption.