Thank you to everyone who checked in with us on Friday. It was so wonderful to see old and new faces, tuning in from all parts of the country and even from Canada. We spoke about the struggles of maintaining adoption openness during COVID-19, managing grief, and closed out the the conversation with one thing participants are doing to check in with self-care and self-esteem. Here are two examples:
We had a great community check-in webinar chat last Friday! Our group of birthmothers received a packet of coloring pages to relax to and were able to give updates on adjusting to the new normal. We ended with sharing self-care tips and positive affirmations. We've put together a virtual care package below, so read on!
Thank you to everyone who attended our webinar last Friday! And a huge thanks to Dr. Froude for hosting the presentation and coaching throughout. We had participants tune in from 4 different states and were able to have a deep conversation about self-care in the times of COVID-19.
Here's what you'll find in our fall newsletter:
- Our 11th Annual Gala, New Perceptions: Spotlight on Empowerment
- Announcing OYFF's New Program and Development Coordinator
- Expanding the OYFF Network
- Client Retreat Updates
- Wellness Resources for Survivors of Trauma
- Birthparent Research Study
- Check out our Gala Live Auction Highlights!
It came down to feeling at home. That is how we chose our new office. And, as those of you who celebrated our Open House with us know, it really is a wonderful and nurturing space! The difference from our previous 3 shared office spaces we worked from last year (Yes, we moved 3 times in 2017!) is huge! We now hang our clients artwork on the wall, brainstorm on poster boards and, best yet, meet in the privacy of our own office.