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Therapeutic Post Adoption Support Group

THERAPEUTIC POST ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP

We are excited to share the new monthly Post Adoption Support Group with you!
This group be psycho-educational, therapeutic and relationship building so you can receive tools and support to enrich your adoption journey! We will provide dinner and childcare to decrease stress and allow you to participate with ease. It will take place the second Thursday of the month from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. This group is for post adoptive families only and your family must have finalized their adoption in order to be approved for attendance. Your family may still possess a current certification to provide foster care as a post adoptive family. It is also requested that the families in attendance contribute $10 per group in order to assist with costs necessary to provide the service.
The child care will be for children age 0-12 only.

The group will be co-facilitated by two adoption specialist clinicians and they will be able to provide the group with expertise and diversity of knowledge.

Kim Mayeda, graduated from the Argosy University of Denver, with her Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health in 2008. Over the past four years she has had the privilege of serving people in the North Colorado Area. Kim’s approach to therapy is to educate and empower people to find their inner strength so they are able to overcome their current struggles and reach their dreams and goals. Kim is passionate about adoption and has had specialized training in attachment and brain development. She looks forward to the opportunity to be a part of your journey to achieve your goals.

Heidi Friese, has worked in foster care, family reunification, and adoption for Human Services in Wisconsin. In 1991, Heidi received her Master Degree in Social Welfare, having completed the Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate, Trauma Counseling Certificate, and Public Child Welfare training program. Heidi has also enjoyed working for a private Child Placement Agency, a private adoption agency, and a psychiatric hospital in Colorado. Heidi has also provided effective strength based therapy services, both outpatient and home-based, to individuals and families since 1997. She opened her private therapy practice in Longmont, in 2003. Heidi is passionate about children, parenting and adoption. Over the last ten years she has specialized in working with adoption and attachment issues and she combines various therapeutic techniques to assist her clients with turn their struggles into triumphs.

Where: Windsor Timberline Church
360 E. Crossroads Boulevard (near the intersection of Crossroads Blvd. and CO-257)

When: December 13, 2012
5:30pm-7:30pm

Please RSVP to Lisa Travis, 970-352-1551, ext. 6257 or travisla@co.weld.co.us by December 6, 2012 including the number of adults and children who will be in attendance and a summary of their needs.