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Happy National Adoption Month! Thank you for being part of this community!
As the weather gets chillier we have some indoor event options coming as well as the ongoing virtual support groups and webinars. We hope that your family will join us for bowling on November 15th. For parents, there is a self-care morning on December 7th. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out.    

Susan    
608-519-8023    
Happy National Adoption Month!! Adoptive and Guardianship Families: Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon of bowling at Pla-Mor Lanes! The cost of $5/family covers bowling, shoe rental, and snacks/drinks. Your child(ren)'s birth/first family is welcome and invited tooPlease do feel free to bring them along as part of your family. Limited spots available, so register soon!

If you have any questions or need special accommodations, please email Susan@wisapsp.org.

Bowling at Pla-Mor Lanes for Adoptive and Guardianship Families:
La Crosse

Date And Time:
Mon, November 15, 2021
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location:
Pla-Mor Lanes &
the Eleventh Frame Diner
807 4th Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601

People in caregiving positions (parents, for example), often find it easier to help others take care of their health more than taking care of themselves. Self-care is necessary for parents to maintain good mental health. This is a great opportunity for adoptive and guardianship parents to recharge, and learn a few ideas for taking care of yourself. Our time will start with a brief art activity, and discussion of stress and taking care of ourselves. There will be an all levels relaxing yoga flow taught by Jamie Pedretti to help get in touch with your body. We will finish up with nourishing snacks.

You can bring your own yoga mat or there will be mats available.

Morning of Self-Care: Holmen

Date And Time:
Tues, December 7, 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location:
PALM + PINE
500 North Holmen Drive, #519
Holmen, WI 54636

Grab your coffee and join us for a relaxed morning (virtual) chat with other adoptive and guardianship parents to connect and feel supported. Pre-adoptive parents are welcome to attend. This is an informal group with no set agenda.

Virtual Group: Coffee Talk for Adoptive and Guardianship Parents

Date And Time:
Fri, November 5, 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location:
Online

An online support group for birth parents who have placed a child for adoption. This group will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month and will be facilitated by Karla Meyer out of our Eau Claire office. Join the conversation!

 Virtual Group: Birth Parent Support

Date And Time:
Tues, November 9, 2021
6:30 pm
 
Location:
Online

Join other siblings of adoption or guardianship families for a live, video group session to socially connect and discuss topics related to challenges that arise in these family dynamics. This support group will be facilitated by Chelsey Zommers and Christy Timm, Adoption & Permanency Support Specialists from our Wausau and Milwaukee offices. The group size will be limited, so please pre-register via Eventbrite. This group will take place approximately once every six weeks on a Tuesday evening at 7 pm. Join as often as you would like.

 VIRTUAL GROUP: Sibling Support Group

Date And Time:
Tues, November 16, 2021
7:00 pm
 
Location:
Online

Occupational Therapist, Laura Paquette, shares how sensory input shapes behavior, reflex systems, and protection & survival adaptations. You’ll learn about how reflexes work to automatically regulate each of our bodies under normal conditions in reaction to normal stress, or traumatic situations. Healthy reflex integration leads to normal functioning, and there are restorative techniques that can help with integration.

 Recorded Webinar: Sensory Integration

Date And Time:
Pre-recorded
 
Location:
Online

Maintaining contact and having a healthy relationship with birth families is important, but can be tough. This training will focus on understanding the grief and loss cycle as a new perspective on challenges in birth parent relationships. Skills for improving your capacity for self-compassion will be offered as a strategy to improve your communication and relationship with birth family members. Please consider attending this valuable webinar and learn how to exercise self-care while strengthening your family relationships and creating healthy connections!

Recorded Webinar: Navigating Birthparent Relationships with Self Compassion

Date And Time:
Pre-recorded
 
Location:
Online

WISAPSP Families: Join Our Western/Coulee Region Events & Resources Facebook Group!
Are you nearest to the WISAPSP La Crosse office? This private group is associated with the WI Adoption & Permanency Support Program to allow for families and individuals to connect with one another and share resources, information, ideas, and support within the Northeast Region!
To join the group, please follow this link.

WI Adoption & Permanency Support |  833.WIS.APSP | info@wisapsp.org | https://wisapsp.org