Post-Adoption Resource Center of Family Services

Post-Adoption Resource Center of Family Services Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin is a non-profit, human services agency that protects, heals and cares for the children and families of Northeast Wisconsin.
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The Post-Adoption Resource Center (PARC) of Family Services was developed to provide support, education/resources, and information/referral services to individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by adoption. Birth parents, adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption professionals are all welcome to access PARC services including: - Toll-free access to information, resources and crisis intervention services. - Referrals for families, individuals and professionals to connect with community support services. - Support groups focusing on the issues of adoption. - Educational opportunities for adoptive parents to better understand and receive encouragement while dealing with school issues, developmental stages, mental health needs, etc. - Family celebrations to encourage support between adoptive families and to celebrate adoption! - Distribution of a quarterly newsletter for adoptive parents. - A free lending library with books, magazines, websites and videos that discuss adoption issues.

Mom's Night OutAttention All Adoptive, Pre-Adoptive, Guardianship, Kinship, and Foster Mothers!It’s time for another Pos...
03/30/2018
Ground Round at River's Edge | Ground Round Oshkosh | Delicious Menu | Daily Specials | Ground Round Grill & Bar

Mom's Night Out

Attention All Adoptive, Pre-Adoptive, Guardianship, Kinship, and Foster Mothers!
It’s time for another Post-Adoption Resource Center’s
Mom’s Night Out!

April 13, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Ground Round
1 N. Main St
Oshkosh
Attached to Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel
920-230-6300

Visit their website for menu & directions
http://groundroundfoxcities.com/oshkosh/
(you are responsible for the cost of your meal)

You MUST register for this event!

To register:
Contact: Heather Hansen
920-436-4360 ext. 1264
[email protected]

Ground Round at River’s Edge home page has information on Ground Round at River’s Edge, Ground Round Oshkosh, delicious menus and daily specials.

02/26/2018

OURS Through Adoption of Northeastern
Wisconsin presents
Adult-Adoptee Panel Discussion

Come and hear the stories of adult adoptees with diverse experiences and
have a chance to ask questions

Jenna ‘s adoption was a closed special needs adoption through the foster care system.
Paul’s and Heidi’s adoptions were closed, domestic adoptions.
Emily’s adoption was a closed international adoption from India and remains so today.
Elise’s adoption was an open domestic adoption.

Saturday, March 10, 2018
3:00-5:00 Presentation & 5:30 Dinner
Legends Brewhouse
875 Heritage Rd, De Pere, WI
Schedule:
2:30 Registration
3:00 Adult adoptee panel
5:30 Dinner Buffet

Dinner Menu
Broasted chicken, baked cod, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, gravy, coleslaw,
dressing, vegetable, kneecaps, milk, water

For questions or to register, please contact (920) 435-2626

02/19/2018

TRAINING FOR FAMILIES, YOUTH AND PROVIDERS
“What’s After High School?” - Training on Transition

“What’s After High School?” is a broad overview of the transition to adult life for young adults with disabilities and special needs and includes the following topics:
 planning for the future
 the role of schools
 long-term supports
 vocational resources
 moving into adult health care
 supported decision making
 basics of self-determination

This training is ideal for families who have children ages 14 - 21 and providers and school staff who work with young adults with special needs.
Youth are encouraged to attend!

When: Thursday, March 15, 5:00pm - 7:30pm (check-in and dinner start at 4:45)
Where: St. John Lutheran Church, 1700 Lost Dauphin Rd, De Pere, WI 54115
Cost: The training is free to participants. A light meal and a resource binder will be provided.

Register: Contact the Northeast Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at 877-568-5205 or email [email protected]
**Please register by March 13 to guarantee your meal and binder!**

This training is co-sponsored by Family Voices of Wisconsin, the Post Adoption Resource Center and the Northeast Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Family Voices will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities attending our workshops or events. If you require accommodations, please contact Family Voices of Wisconsin.

02/07/2018

We're Going Bowling!
Menasha & Green Bay Teen Group Outing

PARC is hosting a teen group outing at The Gutter, 2310 Lineville Rd, Green Bay!
Thursday, February 22nd
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PARC will cover the cost of bowling and shoes for the teens. If the teens would like to bring spending money for food, feel free!
Your teen must be registered for this event. Please call or email Heather to register at 920-436-4360 x 1264 or [email protected]

02/07/2018
Historical Bar & Restaurant Appleton WI | Stone Arch Brewpub

Mom's Night Out!

Attention All Adoptive, Pre-Adoptive, Guardianship, Kinship and Foster Mothers! It’s time for another Post-Adoption Resource Center’s Mom’s Night Out!

Come out and enjoy a great dinner and even greater conversation! This is a wonderful way to connect with other moms!

02/16/2018
6 - 7:30 pm
Stone Arch Brewpub in Appleton

1004 S. Olde Oneida St
Appleton
920-731-3322
Visit their website for menu & directions
www.stonearchbrewpub.com
(you are responsible for the cost of your meal)

You Must Register for this Event!
Call or email to register: 920-436-4360x1264 or [email protected]

I look forward to seeing you there!

Stone Arch Brewpub in Appleton WI offers beer & gourmet sodas from the on-site brewery with a full pub style menu offered at this local restaurant. Visit today!

01/29/2018

Join Us for PARC’s Upcoming Workshop
How Children Learn About Race and How Adults Can Help


There is a myth in popular culture that children are "colorblind" or don't notice race. This leads many parents, families and educators to avoid discussing race and racism with young children or to be unsure how best to do so. In this presentation, Prof. Erin Winkler will review the current research on young children's understandings of race, including how ideas about race form, what children learn and when, why we see changes at various ages, why all of this matters, and how parents, families and educators can help children understand racial identity, racism, and racial inequities in age-appropriate ways that empower the young children in their lives.

February 26, 2018 from 6:00—7:30 pm
Brown County Central Library
Central Meeting Rm 1– Lower Level
515 Pine St, Green Bay

RSVP to Heather Hansen at 920-436-4360 x 1264 or [email protected]

Meet the Speaker:

Erin N. Winkler is associate professor of Africology and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she also serves on the advisory boards of Childhood and Adolescent Studies; Ethnic Studies; and Latin American, Caribbean, and US [email protected] Studies; and is affiliated faculty in Women's Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in African American Studies at the University of California-Berkeley and was a postdoctoral fellow in African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is author of the book, Learning Race, Learning Place: Shaping Racial Identities and Ideas in African American Childhoods. She has recently consulted for the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, working to train museum staff to have productive conversations about race and racism with visitors of all ages and backgrounds (2016), and servings as an instructor in the Museum’s week-long workshop for K-12 teachers, “Let’s Talk: Teaching Race in the Classroom” (2017).

01/17/2018

Teen Adoptee Group Meeting

Our Green Bay teen group will be meeting next Tuesday, January 23rd from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at the Family Services Green Bay office, 300 Crooks St, Green Bay. Please enter at the back, Crisis Center doors. This group is for teen adoptees, ages 12 - 18 years old.

Please let me know if your teen will be attending. Food will be provided and this will assist in determining what is needed. Thank you!

01/09/2018

We are watching the weather for this Thursday's "Adoption Tax Tips" Workshop and will let you know if we need to reschedule. Thank you!

Join us for our Teen Group Outing!PARC is hosting an outing for our Menasha and Green Bay teen group attendees. Next Tue...
12/06/2017
Coco (2017)

Join us for our Teen Group Outing!
PARC is hosting an outing for our Menasha and Green Bay teen group attendees.

Next Tuesday, December 12th, PARC will treat your teen to a movie at the Bay Park Cinema, 755 Willard Dr, Ashwaubenon.

We will be seeing the Disney Pixar movie Coco. This movie is rated PG. If you would like more information on the movie,visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2380307/

The movie starts at 7:00 PM. Please have your teen to the cinema by 6:40 PM. The movie is 1 hour 49 minutes, so please pick your teen up by 9:00 PM.

You must register your teen for this event as I will be purchasing the tickets ahead of time. RSVP to Heather by emailing [email protected] or calling 920-436-4360 x 1264.

If you have any questions, let me know!

Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina. With Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach. Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

12/06/2017

Thank you so much to Josh, Michele, and Nature's Best Floral & Boutique for a wonderful Parent's Night Out last night!! Wreath making was so much fun!

Interesting article on ACEs in Wisconsin. If you would like to host an ACE training for your work or group, let me know!
12/01/2017
Impact of childhood trauma reaches rural Wisconsin

Interesting article on ACEs in Wisconsin. If you would like to host an ACE training for your work or group, let me know!

Wisconsin’s rural underclass shares a bond with some of the worst neighborhoods in Milwaukee. It just stays hidden better.

11/28/2017

Join PARC for our Holiday Party at The Children’s Museum!

Explore the Children's Museum of Fond du Lac & its exciting world-themed exhibits. Build on the Great Wall of China, make a pizza in Italy, check out the Shadow Safari, and discover the Great Toddler Reef. Before exploring the Museum, make a snow globe in the STEAM Lab that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift to someone special! All activities appropriate for ages birth – 12 (but any age is welcome).

Saturday, December 16th
Fond du Lac Children’s Museum
75 W. Scott St, Fond du Lac

10am - Arrive at Children's Museum
10am-10:30am - Snow globe project in STEAM lab
10:30-12pm - Explore the Museum
12pm - Lunch at Museum (provided by Post-Adoption Resource Center)

Visit cmfdl.org for more information on all the Museum has to offer.

You must register for this event. Call or email Heather Hansen at 920-436-4360 x 1264 or [email protected] by December 13th to register.

11/26/2017

Prize-a-Day Trivia for National Adoption Month!
Whoever gets closest, without going over, wins!! I will be posting the answer this evening.

As of today, how many families are on the Post-Adoption Resource Center's mailing list?

Good luck!!

11/25/2017

Prize-a-Day Trivia for National Adoption Month!
Whoever gets closest, without going over, wins!! I will be posting the answer this evening.

How many families were served by the NE Post-Adoption Resource Center in 2016?

Good luck!!

11/24/2017

Prize-a-Day Trivia for National Adoption Month!
Whoever answers correctly first gets a prize!!

What two items are discounted the least during Black Friday?

Good luck!!

11/23/2017

Prize-a-Day Trivia for National Adoption Month!
Whoever answers correctly first gets a prize!!

What is the name of the first department store to hold a Thanksgiving parade?

BONUS
You'll receive a BONUS prize if you can tell me what year it was held AND the city.

Good luck!!

11/22/2017

Good Afternoon! Starting tomorrow, we will be doing the Prize-a-Day for National Adoption Month with a twist! I will be posting a trivia question each day, tomorrow through Sunday, and the first person with the correct answer will receive a prize celebrating National Adoption Month! Be sure to check your facebook each day! Thank you!

11/15/2017

Join us for PARC's Upcoming Workshop!

Is it ADHD (or Anxiety or Trauma or Sensory Issues..)?

When our children have behavioral issues, it can be difficult to determine why they are happening. This is especially true when children are adopted, and we have little to no information about their birth family history, trauma history, and behaviors prior to placement. Lack of information can lead even professionals to misdiagnose, or struggle to treat behaviors. For instance according to the CDC, 5.9 MILLION children in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD! That's 13.5% for boys and 5.4% for girls aged 3-17! Yet many children do not respond to ADHD medications. Why does that happen?
If even the professionals are struggling, what's a FAMILY to do??

Our speaker, Jennifer Robers Miller, will review how to identify potential sensory processing issues, anxiety, and attachment issues, as well as how trauma affects the developing brain and resulting behaviors. You will leave with helpful handouts, resources, and websites to aid in the journey to help our children grow healthy and happy, and achieve their fullest potential!

Date:
Friday, December 1st
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:
Northshore Clinic
805 N 6th St.
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Registration is required for attendance.

Please call or email Heather at 920-436-4360 x 1264 or [email protected]

Address

300 Crooks St
Green Bay, WI
54301

General information

I also have two Closed Groups on Facebook! If you'd like to join, follow the links! The first is the support group for post-adoptive families in NE Wisconsin: https://www.facebook.com/groups/221260741260960/ The second is a group for families providing kinship care: https://www.facebook.com/groups/758380757508510/

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