Welcome to the very first event of Adoption Support Group Finland, the English-speaking community of adoptive parents and waiting adopters in Finland! The group was started to support and empower international
Welcome to the very first event of Adoption Support Group Finland, the English-speaking community of adoptive parents and waiting adopters in Finland!
The group was started to support and empower international adopters living in Finland, with the help of the Finnish Association of Adoptive Families Adoptioperheet ry. The group organisers are planning regular events, this being the first. If you cannot join the event in person, there is possibility to participate remotely via Skype (see below).
All adoptive parents or adopters in the wait living in Finland are most welcome!
This event’s central topic is “Practical Tools for Anger Regulation”. Our visiting speaker will be Angela Leiva, Gen. Health Psychologist. Contents of the presentation will include discussing anger as a feeling, some of its behavioural manifestations, and tools for parents to help their child regulate and defuse.
2 PM Event starts, coffee is served to participants
2.15 PM Welcome and opening words
2.20-2.50 PM Presentation by Angela Leiva
2.50-3.20 PM Q&A session with Angela Leiva
3.20 – 4 PM Mingling: ask questions in private to Angela & meet other adopters
About the speaker
”The area I have been focusing more is early childhood since I consider that it is often a very simple yet complicated time. It is also a very influential and it will have a big impact on the type of adult we turn out to be later in life. I worked with foster families. The intervention program was mainly focused in the training for children with self-control issues and worked emotional intelligence, anger and anxiety” – Angela Leiva, General Health Psychologist, M. Sc..
Please note this event is for adults only, to grant a safe space to participants to discuss difficult topics.
If you have questions for the expert in advance, we encourage you to send them to our email address adoption.finland( AT )gmail.com or include them in the registration form. Please specify if you want your question to be anonymous and the organisers will ask it for you during the event.
To minimise costs, we kindly ask participants to bring some coffee break food to share. Participation is free of charge, but it will be possible to leave a voluntary donation for future events.
REGISTER to the event: https://goo.gl/forms/04qs4GjiQEpnYX5X2
We will allow remote participants to follow and ask questions during the talk via Skype. Please send your Skype account name in advance in the registration form and we will call you in. We will carry a technical check at 2PM sharp.
Join our (closed) Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/adoptivefamiliesinFinland/
Become a member of Adoptioperheet ry: https://adoptioperheet.fi/jaseneksi/
(Lauantai) 14:00 - 16:00