See Adoption Clearly: Strategic Parenting - SMITHERS OCT 3/08

Strategic Parenting

Adopted children face all the regular challenges of being a kid coupled with the issues of being an adopted child. The success of adoptees and their families is enhanced when their parents and foster parents understand the unique experience that comes with being an adopted child. This workshop educates families and professionals about these challenges.  

Pat Buckley, RCC,

is a registered clinical counsellor and internationally recognized presenter. She consults for MCFD, providing outreach support to adoptive and foster families. Her career is focused on ways to help traumatized individuals and the professionals who help them. bonding and attachment, seperation and loss, strategic parenting and transitions.  

Who should attend: Adoptive and Foster Parents, Mental Health Practitioners, Social Workers, Child and Youth Care Workers, Family Support Workers, Teachers, Counsellors.

Light lunch provided.

For more information email Cheryl Piddocke at or call 1-866-900-7330

 Cancellation Policy:

  • A 20% cancellation charge will be applied to fee-for-service events if done up to 2 days before the event.
  • Late cancellations (48 hours or less prior to the event) are non-refundable.
  • If AFABC cancels a session, a full refund will apply.
  • You may cancel by phone, fax email or in person.

AFABC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ministry for Children and Family Development and the Victoria Foundation.  We are also grateful for our partnerships with NISGA'A Child and Family Services and Northwest Internation Family Services Society(NIFCS).  The presentation of these workshops has been made possible with the help of all these partners.


 For more information, please visit our website.




Name Sales End Price Fee
Membership - Family 1 year   Ended $40 $0.8
AFABC Member Ended $20 $0.4
Non-member Ended $30 $0.6
MCFD Ended $20 $0.4

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