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Webinars for Professionals

Training and information sharing opportunities on permanency, recruitment, storytelling, and youth engagement.
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How to Engage with Youth About Recruiting Adoptive Families

How do we explain adoption recruitment to youth? We know the importance of engaging youth in conversations about permanency in general, but talking with them about the process of how we recruit adoptive families is essential.

Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • Creating equitable recruitment by involving youth as active participants
  • How to look at recruitment through a lens of lived youth experience
  • Using strength-based approaches to engage youth and recruit adoptive families
  • Real examples of youth involvement shown through our In-Depth Profiles

Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM PST - 12:00 PM PST

Presenters:
Tyler Helbach (he/him), M.P.A., Northwest Adoption Exchange Director
Nick Baumgartner (he/him), Youth Engagement Specialist
Jess Tholmer (she/her), Content and Communications Lead

Register here: How to Engage with Youth About Recruiting Adoptive Families

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Strategies to Creatively Empower Youth to Reach Adoptive Families

What happens when we empower youth to take more ownership in their adoption recruitment? Learn how engaging a youth’s own voice in recruitment can inspire potential adoptive families to step forward.

Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • Proven strategies for engaging with youth remotely during COVID-19
  • What it looks like to give youth creative control in recruitment
  • Tools that allow youth voices to stand out
  • Real examples of youth storytellers shown through our In-Depth Profiles

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM PST - 12:00 PM PST

Presenters:
Tyler Helbach (he/him), M.P.A., Northwest Adoption Exchange Director
Brandon Adams (he/him), Youth Engagement Specialist
Naomi Kolb-Untinen (she/they), Youth Engagement Specialist

Register here: Strategies to Creatively Empower Youth to Reach Adoptive Families

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