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Adoption at the Holidays
December 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The holidays always seem to be filled with a mixture of emotions. For many, it is a time of joy and celebration. For others, it can cause a sense of dread and anxiety. When you combine the holidays and adoption, the results can be a mixed bag. What insensitive comment will family members make this year? How can I get my loved ones to understand open adoption?
Join us on December 10th from 6:30-7:30 for this virtual session that will help you develop ways to manage common family stresses at the holidays, with a specific emphasis on the sensitive nature of adoption with extended family.
Topics will include:
- Planning for family gatherings and discussions about adoption
- How to maneuver tough family conversations
- Transracial adoption and extended family
- Creating new traditions
This session will be presented and moderated by Charlsey Gibson, LMSW. Charlsey is a native Nashvillian who earned her BSW from Belmont University and her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. She has spent almost a decade serving her birth city in a variety of settings including hospitals, courts, and mental health facilities. She is a mother to two gorgeous children