Welcome to our Calendar of Events!

This calendar includes opportunities for learning and connection from the Wisconsin Family Connections Center, the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families, and several other organizations across Wisconsin. (NOTE: Opportunities from the Wisconsin Family Connections Center are noted with a blue ribbon on the calendar below.)

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For a complete listing of Regional Events and Support Groups, please visit the Wisconsin Family Connections Center Eventbrite Page.

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Events are added as information is made available to us. If you’d like to share an upcoming event with us, please contact us at info@wifamilyconnectionscenter.org.

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Adoption Through the Lifespan: Beyond Adoption Day

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Description: This workshop offers a balance between clinical identifiers of pathology and everyday impacts of how foster care and/or adoption impacts an individual. During our time together, we will take a deeper dive into developmental markers and identify how familial separation, multiple placements, trauma, abuse, neglect, and loss can lead to attachment and relationship challenges. We hope you join us as we share creative options for care, treatment, and support.

Learning Objectives: Attendees will be able to…  

  • Recognize three ways that grief shows up throughout foster care and adoption.
  • Describe two ways that identity exploration occurs for the foster/adopted person.
  • Identify at least one way to help support a struggling foster/adopted person.
  • Engage in difficult conversations around foster care and adoption.

Presenter Information:

Jaclyn is the founder, director, and trainer at Adoption Wellness. As a trauma-informed, adoption-competent therapist, she has worked with adopted individuals and their families for over two decades. She specializes in attachment, identity exploration, and grief & loss. As a global consultant, Jaclyn also enjoys speaking on diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and disability issues. As a transracial and international adopted person, she weaves her personal experiences into her professional training to provide a comprehensive perspective on the complexities of adoption.