Event Description

New Parent Group: A four-session group for newly adoptive families

Tuesdays:  March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 10:30AM - 12:00

Barker's latest New Parent Group, for families that have recently adopted a child, will be starting on Tuesday, March 5th.  The four-session group provides a unique opportunity for adoptive families to meet, share experiences and learn from one another. Parents are welcome to bring their child(ren) to the sessions.

Discussion topics include:

  • Attachment and bonding
  • Sleep Issues
  • Possible post-adopt "blues" and emotional issues
  • Changes of lifestyle, sibling adjustments, challenges in relationship with spouse and other family members
  • Responding to questions and comments from others
  • Laying the foundation for sharing the adoption story
  • Communication with birth family (if applicable)

The group will be facilitated by licensed social worker, Monica Testa LCSW-C, and wil be held on the following 

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Event Type: 
Support/Discussion Groups
Audience Type: 
Adoptive Parent

Date and Location

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Time Zone: 
Eastern
Location/Venue: 
Barker's Bethesda Office

Event Contact

Varda Makovsky
vmakovsky@barkerfoundation.o
301-664-9664

Registration Information

Registration is required?: 
Yes
Registration is Open?: 
Yes
Fee: 
$95/Family