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Training Events

Barnardos suite of training for professionals, based on best practice principles when working with children and families, is open to participants from a wide range of organisations across the community, voluntary, statutory, public and private sectors. We also offer courses through our Post-Adoption Service, such as courses for adopted adults and adoptive families. See the list below for our current courses.

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Exploring Adoption - An Adult 4 Session Online Course

07 October 2021 7:30pm - 9:30pm Online (via Zoom)

The course is for adults over 18 who were adopted either in Ireland or abroad. Facilitated by Barnardos Post Adoption team. October 2021 Dates: Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.

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Workshop: The Different Parts of Me - for Young Adopted Teenagers (Galway)

16 October 2021 2.30pm - 4.30pm The Maldron Hotel, Oranmore Galway

Who should attend: Young Adopted teenagers aged 13-15 years old, with a parent. Facilitators: Denise Gordon and Hazel Mannion.

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Different Parts of Me - A workshop especially for adopted teenagers (Dublin)

16 October 2021 2pm - 4.30pm Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin

The purpose of this workshop is to bring young teens together in a safe fun and supportive session to look at how adoption fits in to all the other parts of themselves. Art and play will be used to keep participants relaxed and engaged.

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Let's Think About Adoption - Workshop

26 October 2021 2 - 4:30pm Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, 1A Naas Rd, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22, D22 X5N7

2-3 hour workshop for adopted children aged 8 - 11 with a parent. Workshop will give children the opportunity to consider how they might confidently answer questions they might be asked about adoption or ethnicity outside the home.

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Different Parts of Me - A workshop especially for adopted teenagers (Cork)

27 October 2021 10.30am - 1pm Bru Columbanus Cardinal Way Wilton Cork T12 TN97

The purpose of this workshop is to bring young teens together in a safe fun and supportive session to look at how adoption fits in to all the other parts of themselves. Art and play will be used to keep participants relaxed and engaged.

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Adopted Adults Support Meeting

11 November 2021 7.30-9.30pm The Address Hotel, Military Hill, Cork

This meeting will provide an opportunity for adopted adults over 18 adopted either in Ireland or internationally to look at issues such as being adopted, preparing for search, and post reunion issues - under friendly and experienced professional guidance.

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Support Meeting for Adopted Adults

25 November 2021 7:30pm - 9:30pm The Address Connolly Hotel, Amiens Street, Dublin 1. D01 X6P6

This meeting will provide an opportunity for adopted adults over 18 (adopted either in Ireland or internationally) to look at issues such as being adopted, preparing for search, and post reunion issues - under friendly and experienced professional guidance.

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Parenting Support Morning

01 December 2021 10.30am - 12.00 noon Online

Barnardos Post Adoption Service is holding an online support morning for adoptive parents on Wednesday 1st December from 10.30am - 12.00 noon. Who should attend: Parents of adopted children and teenagers.

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