Welcome to 2022! Can you believe a new year is already underway?! Hope you’re all doing well! The Northeast WISAPSP has some great events coming up! We’ve got our book club starting in January, our sledding event in February, and our event at the children’s museum in March! We’ve also got some great webinars and an exciting Parents’ Night Out! Be sure to Save the Date for our spring conference! As always, if you have any questions or needs, feel free to email me at heather@wisapsp.org
WISAPSP Families: Join Our Northeast Region Events & Resources Facebook Group!
Are you nearest to the WISAPSP Green Bay office? This private group is associated with the WI Adoption & Permanency Support Program to allow for families and individuals to connect with one another and share resources, information, ideas, and support within the Northeast Region!
To join the group, please follow this link.
Save the Date: WISAPSP Spring Conference!
Attention Adoptive and Guardianship/Kinship families! Grab the family and join the WI Adoption & Permanency Support Program for a night of sledding! WISAPSP has rented the entire hill for our families for three hours on Thursday, Feb. 3rd. No need to bring sleds as they provide all of the tubes. Kewaunee County Winter Park also makes their own snow and provides a tow rope to get you back up the hill!

The chalet will be open! Feel free to bring your own food and drinks to enjoy in the chalet. Fire rings and firewood will also be available outside. This is a FREE event! WISAPSP will be covering the cost for all attendees!

Family Fun Sledding: Kewaunee

Date And Time:
Thurs, February 3, 2022
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:
Kewaunee Winter Park
N3787 Ransom Moore Lane
Kewaunee, WI 54216

WISAPSP is hosting another Book Chat & Coffee! Grab your book and a coffee and enjoy insightful and fun conversation with others. This time our book is "All You Can Ever Know," a memoir by Nicole Chung. Per the book, "All You Can Ever Know is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections, the search for lost roots, and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets-vital reading for anyone who has ever struggles to figure out where they belong." You can find more information about the book here.

Feel free to join us for all discussions, or join us whenever you're able to!

  • January 13th - Part I (through page 80)
  • January 27th - Part II (through page 131)
  • February 10th - Part III (through page 177)
  • February 24th - Part IV (through end of book)

There is limited space, so register today! Contact Heather for any questions at heather@wisapsp.org.
Book Chat and Coffee:
De Pere

Date And Time:
Thurs, January 13, 2022
9:00 am 10:00 am

Location:
The Exchange Coffee,
Mercantile & Eatery
317 Main Avenue
De Pere, WI 54115

Attention adoptive, guardianship, and kinship parents! Join us at The Flour Pot in De Pere for a fun cooking class! WISAPSP parents will be making pasta! Each twosome gets their own station with all ingredients and cooking utensils supplied by The Flour Pot. The cooking instructor will assist everyone in making their own pasta, which can then be taken home. The cooking instructor will also have pasta and sauce already made that the parents can enjoy that night! So be sure to come hungry! In addition to the pasta-making, each couple will be making their own meatballs to enjoy with their spaghetti dinner being served that evening.

Parents...your twosome can be your spouse, significant other, sibling, parent, or friend! This is an adult-only event, so no children will be allowed.
This event has VERY LIMITED SPACE. Be sure to register early and only register if you are confident you are able to attend. If you have any questions, contact Heather at heather@wisapsp.org. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Parents' Night Out Let's Make Pasta: De Pere

Date And Time:
Thurs, February 10, 2022
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:
The Flour Pot, LLC
307 Reid Street
De Pere, WI 54115

You can register online for this event starting Jan 3rd! Follow the link to be reminded when registration opens!

Adoptive, guardianship, and kinship families...join us for a fun morning at The Building for Kids Children's Museum in Appleton! Your family will receive free admission, which will allow you access to all of the museum's exhibits, including their traveling exhibit, "Curious George: Let's Get Curious!" Your family will also have access to the programs in the Innovation Lab and daVinci Art Studio! WISAPSP also has a classroom reserved for our families to meet and connect with each other.

Due to popularity of family events, please let your local WISAPSP specialist know ahead of time if there is any reason you can no longer attend or need fewer tickets than you originally signed up for. We would like to accommodate as many families as possible.

A Morning at The Building for Kids Children's Museum: Appleton

Date And Time:
Sat, March 5, 2022
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Location:
Building For Kids
100 West College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911

You can register online for this event starting Jan 17th! Follow the link to be reminded when registration opens!

WISAPSP parents, join us for this informative webinar, presented by tax professional Corey Gertner! Corey will provide important information regarding the Adoption Tax Credit for all adoptions, as well as the WI Adoption Tax Credit, Federal Adoption Tax Credit, and information for families with foster children in their home.

Please bring your questions! There will be time built in to answer any and all of your questions.
Live Webinar: Adoption Tax Tips

Date And Time:
Wed, January 12, 2022
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location:
Online

WISAPSP parents, join us for this informative webinar, Sensory Issues and Trauma! When working with children who have experienced trauma, it can be difficult to determine how to deal with the behaviors they show. In fact, some of their behaviors can result from an intersection of trauma, sensory issues, and other developmental issues. This workshop will help identify where challenging behaviors are coming from, and effective and efficient ways to meet children where they are to help work through and address them.
Live Webinar: Sensory Issues and Trauma

Date And Time:
Tues, February 15, 2022
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:
Online

An online support group for single adoptive and guardianship parents. This group will meet via Zoom on the 4th Tuesday of every other month from 8 – 9 pm and will be facilitated by Heather Hansen. Join the conversation!

This online group will utilize Zoom to connect over video chat. You will need to have access to a smart phone with the free Zoom app, or a computer with a camera and microphone. Registrants will be emailed a zoom link. If you have any questions, please contact heather@wisapsp.org.
 
Starting in January 2022, our Single Parent Support Virtual Group will be meeting every OTHER month. Our January meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 25th.  
Virtual Group: Single Parent Support

Date And Time:
Tues, January 25, 2022
8:00 pm

Location:
Online

For additional online groups and webinars, please visit the