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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For information about Recorded Webinars, Upcoming Live Webinars, Courses, and Conferences, please visit the Champion Classrooms.

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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Live Webinar–Blocked Care: What to Do When You Run Out of Compassion

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

If you’re a parent or caregiver, are you ashamed and bewildered by your lack of compassion? If you’re a professional, are you confused by parents who resist your suggestions? There is neuroscience behind why parents may feel ineffective and experience a sense of apathy called blocked care. Blocked care is a self-protective mechanism in a parent’s nervous system activated by excessive stress. This suppresses the higher brain functions needed for caregiving, causing their nervous system to develop a defensive stance toward their child. In this session, we’ll use neuroscience to explain how parents can shed their shame and make powerful changes to reclaim the compassionate parents they want to be.

Presented by: As an adoptee and adoptive mom, Melissa Corkum provides insight and resources to adoptees, parents, and professionals through her speaking, coaching, and writing. She is a TED Speaker, Safe and Sound Protocol Practitioner, Cultivate Connection Facilitator, Certified Enneagram Coach, and co-founder of Adoption Wise. She co-authored Reclaim Compassion: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Overcoming Blocked Care with Neuroscience and Faith and Foundations for Overcoming and Preventing Blocked Care: The eight-session program for helping parents reclaim compassion. Melissa and Patrick live in Maryland and have six kids and two grandchildren.

Live Webinar – Blocked Care: What to Do When You Run Out of Compassion

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Free | Registration is limited to 500 participants

Register for the live webinar by clicking here! Licensed foster parents will receive 1.5 training credits for participation in this webinar. Each individual participant must register separately to receive credit. Questions? Call us at 1-800-762-8063 or email info@wifamilyconnectionscenter.org