Adoption Learning Partners: A Special Event for Parents of Children Traumatized by the Earthquake in Haiti

29 01 2010
Adoption Learning Partners in cooperation with the Joint Council on International Children’s Services, the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute,and the Heart of the Matter Seminars is hosting a webinar for families who are adopting Haitian children.   We urge all parents of Haitian children impacted by the earthquake to participate in this very important learning opportunity.  The webinar feartures Dr. Bruce Perry who will present on the trauma experienced by Haitian children.  Please see below for details.

Layers of Trauma for Haiti’s Orphans:

A Webinar featuring Dr. Bruce Perry

Monday, February 1st, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM Central Time
(a recorded version will be available subsequently)
This free webinar features Bruce D. Perry M.D., Ph.D., the Senior Fellow at

The ChildTrauma Academy.  He will discuss the likely impact of the many traumas children coming home from the orphanages in Haiti have experienced.

The webinar will help prepare families who are now awaiting or have already received placement under the United States’ expedited program.

He will cover the impact of the multiple traumas on this group of kids, explain what parents can expect, and give advice on how they can ease the transition for their child.  The webinar will have practical advice for adoptive parents, adoption professionals, and interim caregivers.

Please forward this invitation to any family awaiting a placement from Haiti as well as staff and/or interim caregivers for these children.  In order to give priority to those families who will benefit the most from this live webinar, we ask that you refrain from inviting families who are just starting to explore the option of adopting from Haiti.

Dr. Perry will address specific trauma-related questions from the audience as time allows.  We ask that you submit questions in advance through the registration form.
PLEASE NOTE:  this session is intended for those families who were in process of adopting from Haiti prior to the earthquake and are therefore receiving an expedited placement of their child.  The Haitian adoption process itself as well as advice for those looking to start the process of adopting from Haiti will not be covered.
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1 02 2010
Mary Lee Ingram

Please keep me posted of upcoming webinars for professionals to assist those who adopt from those who have experienced the earthquake.

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