Adoption Resource Center Fall 2012 Workshops


Lots of parents are interested in finding out more about how to effectively raise their children in today’s challenging world. Parenting has never been an easy job, and it seems to be getting tougher. The world has changed for kids, and parents are caught between old methods and new situations. Adoption adds an extra layer onto parenting which can make it even more of a challenge for parents. The Adoption Resource Center at Spence-Chapin designs its parenting workshops to help adoptive parents prepare for the support and understanding their children will need from them.
This Fall we have some great workshops and guest speakers:

Paul J. Lee, MD, Attending Physician, Director, International Adoption Program at Winthrop University Hospital, will give an overview of typical medical issues and conditions internationally adopted children face – September 18.

Rita Taddonio, the director of ARC, will talk about building resilience in children – October 1.

On November 5th, re-known psychologist Dr. Boris Gindis will talk about learning issues in adoption and how you can engage school administrators and get the resources that your child needs.

Other workshops of note are:

Child Development and International Adoption

Adoption + Teens = Complicated

Finding the Right Words to Talk to your Children about Adoption

Our specialist teams in the Resource Center Center are skilled and thoughtful social workers, with an expertise in adoption. We hope you can join us for some, or all of these workshops. Click here to learn more

To find out more contact us at

212-400-8150 or email us at