Hello and Happy 2022! 
 
We hope the start of the New Year finds you rested and rejuvenated. We’re excited about all we have to offer in the coming year. Kicking things off this month we have a fun event for adoptive and guardianship families – Night at the Museum: Black Earth Children’s Museum on January 27th. It’s just $5 per family and includes dinner! We have reserved the whole space just for our group. Or if you are in need of a fun night out without the kids, please mark your calendars for Parents Night Out at Board and Brush Creative Studio: Middleton coming up on February 28th. Connect with other adoptive and guardianship parents while you work on a cool project of your choosing.
 
We also want to draw your attention to some great Live Webinars coming up: Adoption Tax Tips (January 12th), Meltdown Management with Parent Coach Dana from Lives Touched (January 16th), and Parenting Children with Trauma: How Couples Can Thrive (February 8th). All of our webinars are just $5. 
 
See below for details on these events and much more. As always, we welcome your ideas and questions – please reach out if we can be of service!
 
Jessica Wright
608-692-2910

Judi Hoang
608-622-0730
If your nearest Wisconsin Adoption and Permanency Support location is Madison, please consider joining the WISAPSP Southern Region Events and Resources Facebook Group! This private Facebook group allows for families and individuals in the southern region of Wisconsin to connect with one another and share resources, information, ideas, and support. To join, go to https://www.facebook.com/wisapsp/groups then click on Southern Region: Events and Resources. 
Adoptive and guardianship families, please join us for a fun night of play! We are renting out the Black Earth Children's Museum. Dinner will be provided too, in a separate room. The Black Earth Children's Museum is a wonderful space designed for kids 10 and under. Older kids are welcome too–we'll have a project in the art room for them. $5/family
Night at the Museum: Black Earth Children's Museum

Date And Time:
Thurs, January 27, 2022
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location:
Black Earth Children's Museum
1131 Mills Street
Black Earth, WI 53515

Adoptive/guardianship moms and dads, join us at Board and Brush for a relaxing night of wood sign painting and connecting with other adoptive or guardianship parents. We will be doing the Mini Sign Workshop. No experience necessary, just bring your creativity! The Board and Brush staff will provide you with the information you need to create your own personalized wood sign masterpiece. Choose from hundreds of project options. $15
Parents Night Out at Board & Brush Creative Studio: Middleton

Date And Time:
Mon, February 28, 2022
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:
Board & Brush Creative Studio Middleton
7605 Elmwood Ave
Middleton, WI 53562

Tax professional Corey Gertner 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. There will be time built in to answer any and all of your questions! $5

Live Webinar: Adoption Tax Tips

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

Location:
Online

Dana Parisi of Lives Touched Parent Coaching is a Certified Parent Coach and Educational Trainer, with a special focus on trauma-informed approaches. During this hour session Dana will provide tips and tools to use DURING the next meltdown, and tools to use in the calm times to DECREASE the meltdowns. Join us to add more tools to your parenting tool box. $5

Live Webinar: Meltdown Management with Parent Coach Dana from Lives Touched

Date And Time:
Sun, January 16, 2022
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location:
Online

Therapist Sara Kind will discuss strategies for attending to your couple relationship while also meeting the complex needs of your child, having stress-reducing conversations, and creating time for connection and joy in your relationship. $5

Live Webinar: Parenting Children with Trauma: How Couples Can Thrive

Date And Time:
Tues, February 8, 2022
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location:
Online

Grab your coffee and join us for a relaxed morning chat with other adoptive and guardianship parents to connect and feel supported. Pre-adoptive parents welcome too! 

Virtual Group: Coffee Talk for Adoptive, Guardianship, and Foster Parents

Date And Time:
Fri, January 7, 2022
10:00 11:00 am

Location:
Online

An online support group for birth parents who have placed a child for adoption. This group will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month and will be facilitated by Karla Meyer out of our Eau Claire office. Join the conversation!

Virtual Group: Birth Parent Support

Date And Time:
Tues, January 11, 2022
6:30 pm

Location:
Online

Join us for this opportunity to connect with other parents and grandparents as a way to share the joys and challenges of being a relative caregiver.
Virtual Group: KINnect Relative Caregivers of Children Evening

Date And Time:
Wed, January 19, 2022
6:00 pm

Location:
Online



Date And Time:
Thurs, January 27, 2022
11:00 am

Location:
Online


Join other siblings of adoption or guardianship families for a live, video group session to socially connect and discuss topics related to challenges that arise in these family dynamics. This support group will be facilitated by Chelsey Zommers and Christy Timm, Adoption & Permanency Support Specialists from our Wausau and Milwaukee offices. The group size will be limited, so please pre-register via Eventbrite. This group will take place approximately once every six weeks on a Tuesday evening at 7pm. Join as often as you would like.
Please note, only one youth per family is allowed.
Virtual Group: Sibling Support Group

Date And Time:
Tues, January 11, 2022
7:00 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 and will be facilitated by Heather Hansen. Join the conversation!

Virtual Group: Single Parent Support

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

Location:
Online


Click below to see ALL of our upcoming events, webinars, and groups!