Good Cheer Parents,
Andrea, our Special Services Coordinator, and a great adoptive parent, Abby, cooked up the idea that parents of children from difficult beginnings have trouble getting out without children in order to prepare for the holidays–that’s a duh to all of you, right?
To that end, in Sacramento, CA, The Attach Place will be providing a low-cost therapeutic childcare opportunity on December 16, 2017 from 2pm to 6pm. Kids will have structured activities (Andrea is calling this a Kids Holiday Party, but we are keeping that under wraps to manage regulation) and parents can have unstructured away time to do what you do (no one will ever know what you actually do).
Contact Andrea@attachplace.com to reserve a space, which, of course, is limited; so jump on this.
The cost is $20 for the whole time for each child.
Upcoming Events in Sacramento…
Reminder: Strictly Social Autism Spectrum Disorder Pizza Night for Tweens (11 yrs – 16 yrs) at The Attach Place. December 15th, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Pizza and snacks provided. Please RSVP to Andrea@attachplace.com so we get enough pizza, right? This is a monthly social group for the children; and caregivers will have an opportunity to connect, chat, and chill in a separate space. A donation of $0.00 to $5.00 will be accepted for pizza and supervision if you are able, but please don’t let that be an attendance barrier because the group is FREE. ASD Kids need a social life and this is a great way to make it happen.
NEW! 5-Week FRIENDSHIP SOCIAL SKILLS IMPROV GROUPS FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA–6-8 yrs group and 9 to 11 yrs group. The groups will be $20 per session, CALVCB payment eligible, structured, and fun, too. Groups will begin in January 2018. Contact Jen@attachplace.com for more details.
If you haven’t responded to the Capital Adoptive Family Alliance (California residents only) survey about needs you have for your family while raising adopted children, here is the link. Fill it out now! That is my way of encouraging everyone to answer the survey questions to the best of your ability. You can skip anything that you don’t want to answer. This is a way to get funding channeled to adoptive parents. Super special opportunity for all of us adoptive families who need financing for services.
UPCOMING ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP facilitated by Ce Eshelman, LMFT: Join our monthly Adoptive/Foster Parent Support Group on December 13th, 2017! Open to all parents/caregivers at no cost. Support Group is every 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6 pm to 8 pm at 3336 Bradshaw Road, Ste 175, Sacramento, CA 95827.
TRY MY BOOK FOR DAILY SUPPORT: Drowning With My Hair On Fire: Insanity Relief For Adoptive Parents by Ce Eshelman, LMFT. Daily inspirational reading for those who sometimes find it hard to keep hope alive. There is hope for healing.