Aug
9
Fri
Play Day Event @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Play Day Event @ St Andrew's Children's Society

It’s the Teddy Bears Picnic and Storytelling Time again. Hurrah!

We are also celebrating National Play Week – come and have some fun. Bring your picnic and your teddy.

Ailie, our wonderful storyteller, will be here to share more adventures and stories with us.

Face painting, balloons, bubbles and ice-lollies aplenty.

Please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrews-children.org.uk and let us know if you would like to book a space. It’s free!

Aug
23
Fri
W.I.S.E. UP! Workshop for 10 to 12 year olds @ Scottish Adoption
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
W.I.S.E. UP! Workshop for 10 to 12 year olds @ Scottish Adoption

Families of adopted children and the children themselves are not strangers to intrusive questions about private information, such as “Is that your real child (or mother)?” and “Why did your mother give you away?” While the questions may be benign, they can be uncomfortable to handle and harmful to a child’s self-esteem. To counteract this, The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) in Maryland has developed an empowering tool for adoptive children and their families. The “W.I.S.E. Up!” tool is based on the premise that adoptive children are wiser about adoption than peers who are not adopted. The tool uses the acronym W.I.S.E. to teach children four options for responding to uncomfortable questions: W (walk away), I (ignore or change the subject), S (share what you are comfortable sharing), and E (educate about adoption in general). Staff can assist adoptive families by introducing them to this empowering tool.

Separate workshop for parents

Refreshments

Aug
24
Sat
W.I.S.E. UP! Workshop for 8 to 10 year olds @ Scottish Adoption
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
W.I.S.E. UP! Workshop for 8 to 10 year olds @ Scottish Adoption

Families of adopted children and the children themselves are not strangers to intrusive questions about private information, such as “Is that your real child (or mother)?” and “Why did your mother give you away?” While the questions may be benign, they can be uncomfortable to handle and harmful to a child’s self-esteem. To counteract this, The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) in Maryland has developed an empowering tool for adoptive children and their families. The “W.I.S.E. Up!” tool is based on the premise that adoptive children are wiser about adoption than peers who are not adopted. The tool uses the acronym W.I.S.E. to teach children four options for responding to uncomfortable questions: W (walk away), I (ignore or change the subject), S (share what you are comfortable sharing), and E (educate about adoption in general). Staff can assist adoptive families by introducing them to this empowering tool.

Separate workshop for parents.

Refreshments.

Aug
26
Mon
Parent Pamper Morning @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Parent Pamper Morning @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Happy Holidays to all our families. Hope the summer goes really well.

A date for your diary parents…

We are having a Parent Pamper Morning on Monday, 26th August from 10am to 1pm. We have 2 therapists coming in offering reflexology and back massages (over clothes).

To book your session (30 minutes) please call 0131 454 3370.

Tea, coffee and chat will also be available.

Look forward to seeing you then.

Sep
9
Mon
Single Adopters Group @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Single Adopters Group @ St Andrew's Children's Society

The Single Adopters Group are meeting here at St Andrew’s Children’s Society in Edinburgh on Monday, 9th September from 10am -12.30pm.

All single adopters are welcome to come along for a catch up/check in and refreshment.

We hope you can join us.

 

Sep
10
Tue
Talking About Adoption – Workshop @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Talking About Adoption - Workshop @ St Andrew's Children's Society

We are facilitating our hugely popular Talking About Adoption Workshop again on Tuesday, 10 September from 10am-12.30 in our Edinburgh Office.

The workshop offers the opportunity to explore what to tell children about their adoption history and when to tell.

Please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standres-children.org.uk if you would like to join us.

Refreshments will be provided.

Sep
13
Fri
Sensory Attachment Intervention Workshop for Adoptive Parents @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Sep 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sensory Attachment Intervention Workshop for Adoptive Parents @ St Andrew's Children's Society

We are delighted to let you know that Adoption UK Scotland are holding a Sensory Attachment Intervention workshop for adoptive parents and foster carers which will be hosted by us at our Edinburgh premises on Friday, 13th September from 9.30am to 4pm.

This event has been highly subsidized by TESSA Scotland funding and places are limited so please book now to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited and families are already booking up.

To find out more about this excellent workshop or book a ticket please click on the Eventbrite link below.

Eventbrite Link

Sep
18
Wed
Cake, Coffee and Chat! @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Sep 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cake, Coffee and Chat! @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Due to the success of our first event in June we are holding two more Cake, Coffee and Chat events. This is a great opportunity to meet with other adopters and foster carers for a chat and to share experiences.

Our highly trained Senior Practitioners will also be on hand to speak to you, offer advice and answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to join us please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrews-children.org.uk and we’ll add your name to the list. Just like the last time this event is open to all adopters and foster carers, not just St Andrew’s Children’s Society adopters and foster carers.

Really hope you can join us.

 

In addition to this event we are holding one on Wed 9th October from 10.30am to 12 noon.

Oct
9
Wed
Cake, Coffee and Chat! @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cake, Coffee and Chat! @ St Andrew's Children's Society

Join us for Cake, Coffee and Chat on Wed, 9th Oct from 10.30am to 12 noon. You’ll be able to meet with other adopters and foster carers so that you can chat to them and share experiences.

Our highly trained Senior Practitioners will also be on hand to speak to you, offer advice and answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to join us please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrews-children.org.uk and we’ll add your name to the list. Just like before this event is open to all adopters and foster carers, not just St Andrew’s Children’s Society adopters and foster carers.

We hope you can join us.

 

 

Family & Friends Input @ St Andrew's Children's Society
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family & Friends Input @ St Andrew's Children's Society

This workshop would be especially useful for anyone whose friend, son or daughter is in the process of becoming an adoptive parent or is already one.

The purpose of the workshop is to give you information on how to understand the child and support the parents.

Please call 0131 454 3370 or email info@standrews-children.org.uk if you would like to join us.