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Adoptive and foster care training, education in Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota, by an experienced trainer, educator, and workshop facilitator.

Adoptive and foster care training, education in Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota, by an experienced trainer, educator, and workshop facilitator.

For the past 10 years, Alisa Matheson has equipped foster and adoptive parents to embrace the complexities of the child welfare system, in order to effect change for generations to come, by understanding the foster youth and adoptee experience and being truly supportive of birth families.

She is an excellent presenter and a phenomenal individual. I highly recommend her.

Nancy LyneR

Minnesota Workshop Facilitator

Alisa leads groups in the Twin Cities Area of MN as they strive to walk the wrestle with the reality of adoption and foster care. She will guide the group into a dialog about adoption, relationships, and family, while not shying away from the complexities at schools, foster care/adoption agencies, and professional organizations.

  • Parent Engagement/Support Group Facilitation
  • Direct Worker Group Facilitation

Adoption and Foster Parent Training Topics Include:

  • Concurrent Adoption The Reality. Discuss the joys and the extra layers of grief and complexity when foster family can become adoptive family, but sometimes do not.
  • Birth Parents Are Not the Enemy. Delve into the often complicated world of birth family and adoptive/foster family relationships, and discuss ways to bridge gaps, help everyone understand the others experience and encourage all adults involved to work together to support the health and well being of the child.

Alisa Matheson would be happy to speak with someone looking for an foster care and adoption educator or workshop facilitator, please get in touch.

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