AFHK will be sponsoring its first-ever training for domestic helpers on Adoption Sensitivity!
Janette Pepall, who has trained childcare workers in a number of cultural contexts, will join a team of professionals and adoptive parents from Hong Kong (including a social worker, psychologist, and cultural trainer) to provide this training which will assist your helper to understand some of the unique aspects of your family.
If you would like your helper to learn appropriate adoption language, understand how to handle intrusive questions from others, and dialogue more openly and comfortably about adoption with you the employer, then please consider signing up your helper to attend this training.
- Thursday Sept 20 from 9:30am-12:30pm is for domestic helpers only.
- We also strongly recommend the employers of helpers participating in the training to attend the optional employers' debriefing, which will be offered on Friday Sept 21 from 12:30-2pm).
Advance registration is required at both the training and the debriefing, and a certificate of attendance at the training will be provided for each helper attending. Save HK$100 by registering during the Early Bird period, through 6th September.
Janette Pepall is a social worker, educator and consultant in local and international adoptions, foster care, counseling and child protection. She and her husband have 6 adult children - one birth son and five adoptees from Australia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong. Her family also fostered two children with disabilities. Ms. Pepall lived in Hong Kong in the early 1990's and worked for Mother's Choice where she pioneered the adoption of children with disabilities to the US and local foster care. Since returning to Australia she has established a not-for-profit training organization. She is passionate about providing practical knowledge, encouragement and support to foster, adoptive and birth parents, as well as professionals and child caregivers. For more information about Ms. Pepall, please see her website at: www.janettepepall.com
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