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Brothers & Sisters: Addressing Sibling Placement in Adoption

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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This is a training offered by MN Adopt in Rochester, MN.

Sibling bonds are very important in children’s development. Brothers and sisters share friendship, warmth, and concern for one another. Sibling relationships play a major role in the development of social skills since children spend the majority of time interacting with their siblings. In addition, evidence shows that siblings influence the development of secure attachment. Children who are separated from their siblings are likely to be preoccupied with thoughts and concerns about their siblings, leading to depression. Dr. Delaney will address sibling placements in adoption/foster care and discuss the short- and long-term impact sibling separation has on the stability and well-being of the child. He will also focus on key factors to consider when placing siblings, and explain how to mitigate the loss they feel when they live apart. Dr. Delaney will offer suggestion for the “parental” or “parentified” child, and offer caregivers and professionals tips on how to handle behavior problems that relate to the trauma of sibling separation.

Cost: Registration for an individual adult is $20.00 per person. For a parenting couple, it is $35.00.

Register on the MN Adopt website


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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