February 11, 2020 megan

ACKNOWLEDGING UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Teens who have been touched by domestic or international adoption, either directly or through siblings, have experienced things that most of their peers can’t relate to.

TWO OPTIONS

Lifeline Counseling is currently offering two groups: One for adoptees, and one for siblings of adoptees.

ADOPTEE GROUP TOPICS:

  • Identity—What does it mean about who I am that I’m adopted?
  • Grief and loss related to adoption
  • Race and culture
  • Learning to identify and cope with thoughts and feelings
  • Parents will receive guidance on how to continue conversations.

SIBLING GROUP TOPICS:

  • Living with adoption
  • Space to be honest about challenges
  • Learning to identify and cope with thoughts and feelings

WHO SHOULD COME?

Teens who are struggling with the issues outlined above should consider these groups. Groups are closed and limited to 8-12 participants, organized by the age and skill level of interested teens. An initial screening with parents is conducted via phone to ensure that the group is a good fit for each individual. Issues related to development and aggression will be taken into consideration to ensure the safety of participants.

The adoptee group will be offered on Tuesdays from 1-3 pm on the following dates: JUNE 2, 9, 16, & 23 | JULY 7, 14, 21, & 28

The sibling group will be offered on Thursdays from 1-3 pm on the following dates:  JUNE 4, 11, 18, & 25 | JULY 9, 16, 23, & 30

*We understand that with it being summer, some participants may need to miss certain weeks.

There are several options to pay for this unique therapeutic group.

  • Privately week to week $30
  • Privately one payment $200
  • File insurance—*Check benefits. Co-pays may apply.

For more information, contact counseling@lifelinechild.org | 205.967.0811