Event Description

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Does your child need a soft skills boost before heading back to a new school year?
Barker's upcoming program can help! 

Social Skills Workshop for Adopted Children in 4th to 8th Grade

Saturday, August 13 from 11 AM to 3 PM ET.

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This program is open to the adoption community regardless of your connection with Barker. Please feel free to share this event with family or friends who may benefit from attending. 

More About The Program

Help your child refresh and increase their communication skills and social interactions as they gain a better understanding of the strengths they possess which can help them feel successful in this upcoming school year!

In this one-day, 3-hour workshop, participants will focus on relationship-building and communication skills. Through engaging in social skills games, sharing a meal together, and connecting with other adoptees during a structured free time-space, children will explore their strengths, gain tools to develop their social skills and build confidence as they prepare for the new school year.

Space is limited. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the program's facilitator, Missy Herendeen, via email at mherendeen [at] barkerfoundation.org or call our office at 301-664-9664.

Registration Information

Who: For children entering 4th to 8th grade
Dates: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Time: 11 AM - 3 PM ET
Where: Barker Bethesda Office*
Fee: $90
Adoption Expert Facilitator: Melissa "Missy" Herendeen, LMSW/LGSW

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*COVID Protocols will follow Montgomery County and CDC guidance. Masks are currently required when not eating/drinking.

Event Type: 
Educational Workshops
Audience Type: 
Child or Teen Adoptee

Date and Location

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Time Zone: 
Barker Office
Address 1: 
7979 Old Georgetown Road
Address 2: 
First Floor
Postal Code: 
United States

Event Contact

Melissa Herendeen

Registration Information

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