This weekend - International Adoption Training


Liane Wolbert, Joy Casey and I are looking forward to being with five couples this weekend in Puyallup, WA. to learn about...

Identifying and setting expectations in adoption

Parenting children of a different race and ethnic background

Establishing a network of help and support

Developmental issues

Dealing with grief and loss in adopted children

Making decisions about education and addressing language acquisition

Strategies to enhance attachment and the behaviors related to trauma

Family dynamics and how family frameworks change in adoption

Abuse and sexual issues

Parenting strategies targeting specific behaviors with the goal
of healing and attachment

Medical issues common to many children adopted from Ethiopia

Preparing to come home and cocooning

The (long) adoption process

Travel to Ethiopia


We'll be joined by
  • Sally Carmen, OTR/L who is an adoptive mom and the director of The Center for Therapeutic Intervention where she works with adoptive families and children with sensory issues. 
  • Anne Kalkbrenner, RN/MN, YWAM adoptive mom and pediatric nurse at the University of Washington.   
These training weekends are scheduled approximately three times a year, depending on the number of families in Washington, Oregon and Idaho who are ready to participate. We also have families joining us from across the country.

Be sure to let us know if you'd like to be contacted about our next training: support(at)ywamethiopia(dot)com
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