Saturday, November 5, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Kinnelon Library
132 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon, NJ
Dr. Steven Tobias is a Psychologist and the Director of the Center for Child & Family Development in Morristown, NJ. He has over 25 years experience working with children, parents and families. Dr. Tobias has co-authored several books, including Emotionally Intelligent Parenting and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Teenager. He has given lectures throughout the country on topics related to children’s emotional development and parenting. He has done several presentations on Parenting Adopted Children for Concerned Persons for Adoption and Adoptive Mothers’ Club. Dr. Tobias has firsthand experience in parenting a child that was adopted as he is an Adoptive Father himself.
Science will never figure out the nature versus nurture impact on children because each child is different. Some are genetically predisposed to certain problems regardless of environmental influences, and some have such environmental trauma that it overwhelms their natural coping ability. The question really is, how can we maximize the nurture influence we do have, whether a lot or a little? Dr. Tobias will discuss how to do this.
Following the speaker, you are invited to share in our roundtable discussion covering pre-adopt or post adopt topics of concern.
Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend this program.
The Adoptive Parents Committee (APC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit parent support group comprised of volunteers dedicated to improving all aspects of adoption and interim (foster) care. APC, the oldest adoptive parent group in North America, was formed in 1955 by a small group of people who shared their adoptive experiences. Today, there are more than 1,500 member families who belong to one of APC's four chapters: Long Island, New York City, New Jersey and the Connecticut/Hudson Region. Some of our members are from Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania and other states throughout the country. www.adoptiveparents.org