Welcome into a New Year! May it bring a fresh start, and a recognition of all the growth from the past year. Hello! I am Breanna Halling and I will be your new Adoption & Permanency Support Specialist in the La Crosse area. I graduated from Viterbo University in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Minor in Family Studies. I love working with families and kids and supporting them whenever and wherever I can! When I am not working, I enjoy reading, sewing, and playing with my two cats Brutus and Salem, and my dog Mack. I also enjoy spending time with my boyfriend Nick, family, and friends. I have two younger siblings who are in elementary school, and I love taking them to the park and playing games with them! We have a lot of great events coming up! Check them out below.

Adoptive and guardianship families - join us for a night at the Children's Museum of La Crosse! The entire museum will be rented out to our group. Pizza will be served. Parents/Guardians must be present the entire time. There are limited spots so be sure to register early. We look forward to seeing you there!

Night at the Children's Museum: La Crosse

Date And Time:
Friday, January 21, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Children's Museum of La Crosse
207 5th Avenue South
La Crosse, WI 54601

Are you curious about how stress can change brain wiring both in utero and beyond? We'll also learn about what is trauma behavior vs. 'typical' behavior. We'll reflect on how parents can mediate their reactions so that they don't engage in the trauma dance/recreate traumatic dynamics.
Maxine Jacobs has been a trainer for La Crosse County since 2013, and has raised 5 adopted children and 2 biological children.

Trauma Reactions in Adoptive/Guardianship Families: Onalaska

Date And Time:
Wed, January 26, 2022
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Onalaska Public Library
741 Oak Avenue South
Onalaska, WI 54650

Join other adoptees and WISAPSP staff for an evening of good food and conversation on February 2nd. We will plan to meet at Big Al’s. Please reserve your seat at the table before January 28th. Your meal is on us!

 Adult Adoptee Dinner Group: La Crosse

Date And Time:
Wed, February 2, 2022
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Big Al's Pizza
115 3rd Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601

Come enjoy a night out with other adoptive, guardianship, and pre-adoptive parents. Let Fiesta Mexicana warm up your night as you have a chance to connect with other parents. You are responsible for the cost of your meal. Appetizers are on us! Please RSVP by March 20th.

Parents’ Night Out : La Crosse

Date And Time:
Wed, March 23, 2022
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Fiesta Mexicana La Crosse
5200 Mormon Coulee Road
La Crosse, WI 54601

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