Advocating for Our Children in School

By: - September 17, 2011

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The school experience is an important aspect in the life of a child.  And yet, school often presents unique and sometimes unexpected challenges for both children and parents in adoptive and foster families. 

Tapestry is hosting an event tonight (Saturday, September 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm) at Irving Bible Church entitled Back to School: Strategies to Help Your Child Have a Positive School Experience.  During the first half of this Tapestry large group event we will take a closer look at some of the school-related issues and challenges for adoptive and foster families, and discuss ways that parents can help their child have a positive school experience. During the second half of the event, we will hear from a diverse panel of educators (including a public school elementary teacher, a high school teacher at a private school, a principal and a home school mom) as they share their insights and lessons learned for helping adopted, foster and at-risk children achieve and have a positive school experience. This event is relevant for all adoptive and foster parents, regardless of the age of their child(ren).

Webcast Information:

For those who cannot join us in person for this event, we are offering this Tapestry event live via webcast at www.ustream.tv/channel/ibcmessageThe webcast will start around 6:40 pm, and we will take a short (5 minute) break approximately half way through the event.

You can download the slides for this event as well as the list of suggested resources.

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