Adoption Workshops & Trainings
Life-Long Learning Institute
Open Arms' Life-Long Learning Institute was launched in 2008 thanks to a generous gift from the Rosenberg Family Fund. The Institute offers enlightening workshops and events for all those touched by adoption. As adoption is an ever-changing and evolving process for all involved, Open Arms provides adoptive families, birth families, interested community members and professionals with a forum to learn, share and belong.
To view the upcoming Life - Long Learning Institute course offerings, click here.
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Adoption Training for Healthcare and Social Service Professionals
Through U.S. DHHS grants, Open Arms Adoption Network facilitates 1/2 day, full day, and 2 day trainings entitled the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This federally funded training program is free of charge for healthcare and social service professionals, can be held on-site, and provides free CEU's and Contact Hours. To learn more or to register, please visit www.infantadopt.org (PA Professionals) or www.IAATP.org (NJ Professionals) or call 1-888-OPENARMS. Open Arms Adoption Network will gladly tailor an on-site training to suit your professional needs, from 1 to 3 hours on the adoption topic of your choice. Social workers and nursing professionals can earn free CEU's or Contact Hours by attending.
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Open Arms Adoption Network offers Coffee Talk, a supportive forum for adoptive parents and future adoptive parents. Join with others in a relaxed setting to discuss issues that may arise through the adoption journey.
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Families Like Ours (FLO)
Families Like Ours (FLO) is a gathering for families who have adopted African American children (all ages) to share experiences and knowledge and provide mutual support. Families Like Ours (FLO) believes honoring our children’s African American heritage is imperative to helping them develop a positive self-identity. FLO is committed to strengthening multiracial/multicultural families by providing a network of education, resources, socialization, and support to trans-racially adopted children, their siblings and parents.
To view the upcoming FLO schedule, click here.
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