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With Lisa Prock, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director of the Adoption Program at Boston Children’s Hospital
This workshop will provide useful information to prospective adoptive parents about medical information/biological history they may receive regarding their child. This is an opportunity to learn what specific prenatal factors may impact future developmental, medical, or mental health issues. Attendees will also receive valuable resources for post-adoption. Certificates will be provided for 2 hours of adoption training.
When: Thursday, March 28
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street, Waltham
Cost: $20 per person. Cash or check only.
Audience: Pre-adoptive parents. Open to the entire community.
Refreshments will be available.
RSVP required. Please contact Neile Gordon, LCSW, Program Manager, at email@example.com or 617-332-2218.
Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director of the Adoption Program at Children’s Hospital Boston
This workshop will provide useful information to prospective adoptive parents about medical information/biological history they may receive regarding their child. This is an opportunity to learn what specific prenatal factors may impact future developmental, medical, or mental health issues. Attendees will also receive valuable resources for post adoption. Certificates will be provided for 2 hours of adoption training.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street
Fee: $20 per person. Open to the entire community.
Audience: Pre-Adoptive parents
RSVP required: Please contact Neile Gordon, LCSW, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This small-group orientation is a great opportunity to learn more about our domestic infant adoption program. Come with any and all questions!
When: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Please RSVP to Neile Gordon, LCSW, Program Manager at 617-332-2218 or email@example.com.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Temple Beth Elohim • Wellesley
Debby & Erik Belt • Lauri Meizler
On Thursday, October 27, 2016 we will celebrate the work of Journey to Safety (JTS), the Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) response to domestic abuse. Join us for an evening of true life storytelling about resilience inspired by the Moth Radio Hour*.
This event is a fundraiser to support survivors of domestic abuse. For more information, please visit the event webpage or contact Raquel Morales, Special Events Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5036.
*Visit themoth.org to learn more about this style of storytelling.
Professionals in the early childhood field are faced with the difficult tasks of identifying early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in infants and young children and of sharing their concerns with parents sensitively and effectively. In this Master Class, Dr. Carter will discuss research that helps us understand early symptom presentation and the varied course of onset of autism spectrum disorders. Specific strategies to assist in identifying early symptom presentation, including the use of behavioral checklists and structured observations, will be discussed. The importance of learning about parents’ concerns and beliefs about their children’s red flag behaviors will be emphasized as well as potential approaches for discussing ASD when you suspect that a child may be on the spectrum.
Participate virtually through a live webinar! Select the “Virtual Participation” ticket when registering.
About the Speaker
Alice Carter is a professor in the psychology department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Trained as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Carter’s work focuses on young children’s development in the context of family relationships, with an emphasis on the early identification of psychopathology and factors that place children at risk for difficulties in social and emotional development. Dr. Carter is an author or co-author of more than 200 articles and chapters, the co-editor of the Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment with Rebecca Del Carmen, PhD, and the co-author of the Infant-Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment (ITSEA) and the Brief Infant-Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment (BITSEA) with Margaret Briggs-Gowan, PhD. She is a member of the Zero to Three DC: 0-5 Task Force, and a DC: 0-5 trainer.
When: Friday, March 24
Check-In & Coffee: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street, Waltham
Registration is required before the session. Space is limited. For more information, email IPTI@jfcsboston.org or call 781-693-5652.
Applications for continuing education credits have been submitted.
The Center for Early Relationship Support offers this twice-monthly support group for adoptive parents. Come share the unique experiences of parenting a child through adoption. The group is open to parents and babies up to one year old.
Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Second and fourth Fridays of the month
First Church in Belmont
404 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA
FREE. Registration is not necessary, walk-ins welcome. For more information, contact Adoption Resources at 617-332-2218 or at email@example.com.
Substance use, misuse, and dependence impact the perinatal and early parenting period significantly. Rates of substance use disorders continue to rise in the population of women of child-bearing age. Mental health professionals, medical providers, and allied health professionals increasingly come into contact with mothers, fathers, infants, and alternate care providers who can benefit from improved practices. This course will offer a review of the latest research on the links between attachment theory, neurobiology, and addiction; opportunities to learn about the various ways of supporting families; and a forum in which conversations about complex policies, practice choices, and ethical dilemmas can be rich opportunities for growth.
Amy Sommer, LICSW is the Clinical Coordinator for Project NESST® (Newborns Exposed to Substances: Support and Therapy) and Project Bright at the JF&CS Center for Early Relationship Support®. She has provided extensive training on perinatal mood disorders in women with substance use disorders, as we as on using trauma-informed care to support staff and families caring for substance-exposed newborns. Ms. Sommer co-authored the 2015 Zero to Three article "Building a Model Program or Substance-Exposed Newborns and Their Families: From Needs Assessment to Intervention, Evaluation, and Consultation."
Providers from various disciplines who work with parents and infants impacted by parental substance use will find this course highly instructive. It will provide a rich learning opportunity for clinical social workers, psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, and allied health professionals, including addiction treatment professionals, visiting nurses, Early Intervention providers, and maternal health/mental health providers.
When: Tuesdays, September 6 & 20, October 11 & 25, November 8 & 22, December 6 & 20
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $900 per person. 12-person class maximum.
An application for CEUs has been submitted.
Registration is required before the event. Space is limited. For more information or to register, please email IPTI@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5652.
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451