Presentation on theme: "Welcome! Thank you for joining us today. Our presentation will begin shortly. While you wait, this sibling group waits in Ethiopia for a loving family."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome! Thank you for joining us today. Our presentation will begin shortly. While you wait, this sibling group waits in Ethiopia for a loving family. Please contact the Waiting International Child Program for more information on their file or other waiting children. or These delightful children were born on 3/2004, 1/2003 and 6/1999. The oldest sister’s name means “Loveable Seed.” She has large soulful eyes and a tender heart. The six year old brother adjusts well to new environments. He is polite and observant. He often watches over his younger sister and will comfort her when she is upset. He is curious and often asks questions. The youngest sister is very close to her brother. She likes to talk and play with him. She knows the alphabet and can count. These precious kids have no known medical needs and are waiting for their own family to bring them home!
Spring 2008MN Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 2 A few reminders before we begin… On-line series facilitator: Melissa Mendez, MSW, LISW A few reminders… Today’s seminar is from 11-12:30pm central time. An address to confirm your attendance will be given out at the end of our discussion, but we will stay on the call for a few minutes afterwards if people have further questions, comments, etc. Participation in today’s seminar is HIGHLY encouraged! This will help make it more fun, interactive, and informative. With our new webinar system, the best way to interact is through the “question” box. Please type in your comment/question and send it to us and we’ll be taking questions as we go along. Other upcoming topics: -Current Treads in International Adoption. Country program updates and the Impact on Families. Thursday, May 21, 2009, 11-12:30p.m. (Central) Beliefs: A Look at Our Clients and Ourselves. What Do We All Bring To Our Work With Families? And How Does this Impact the Experience? Thursday, June 18, 2009, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Central)
What if the child is involved in a situation with a transmission risk? Contact your doctor, the CDC or an AIDS hotline to determine if there is a risk factor. If the activity is determined to be a risk factor you have the option of talking to the individual involved yourself OR You can contact your state department of health and they will send a disease investigator out. NO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION IS GIVEN.
Internet resources html (help for finding ASO’s in your state) html (accurate medical HIV/AIDS information (statistical and demographic information) (journal articles related to adolescents with HIV)
Upcoming online seminars for families… Programming For Ethiopian Families Live Family Webinars Waiting Family Webinars
Spring 2008MN Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 34 Thank you for joining us! Please confirm your attendance with us today at: within 24 hours to receive the follow up packet via Other upcoming topics: -Current Trends in International Adoption: Country Program Updates and the Impact on Families. Thursday, May 21, 2009, 11-12:30 p.m. (Central) -Beliefs: A Look at Our Clients and Ourselves. What Do We All Bring To Our Work With Families? And How Does this Impact the Experience? Thursday, June 18, 2009, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Central)
Thank you! Thank you for joining us today and for all your work on behalf of children and families!