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Adoption Education Webinars

Due to unforeseen events, we regret to inform you that this webinar has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued to those that registered.  Please direct any questions to Our sincerest apologies.  


During this 90-minute webinar, Jaclyn Skalnik will:

  • Offer an adoption-focused perspective on adolescents.
  • Help parents distinguish between “typical” teenage behaviors and those that may be connected to adoption-related trauma.
  • Provide techniques to listen, affirm, and support adopted tweens and teens.
  • Define three resources for adoptive parents seeking support.

Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 17

Note: this webinar is LIVE ONLY and will not be recorded or available for purchase at

Registration: $15 per household

Certificate of Completion: Completion of training will provide 1.5 hours of education. You will receive a link to download your certificate of completion.

About Jaclyn Skalnik: Jaclyn Skalnik, LCSW, is the founder of Adoption Wellness. Adoption Wellness provides psychotherapy for adopted persons and their families, community education, advocacy, and training for adoption professionals and adoptive families. Jaclyn earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin and is an advanced practice social worker, a trained mediator, and a licensed clinical social worker specializing in adoption-competent, trauma-informed psychotherapy. She has assisted adoptive families throughout their adoption process for nearly two decades in both private and public sectors, presented and trained at global conferences, and travels internationally on homeland trips throughout Asia and Latin America. Jaclyn enjoys life as a wife and mother and draws from her experiences as an international, transracially adopted person when advocating on behalf of children who deserve permanency in a loving, healthy, and prepared family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need special equipment or software to view the webinar?

You are able to view the webinar from a computer or mobile device. You can test your computers system compatibility before the webinar. If you plan to view the webinar from an iPad, Android tablet or iPhone you will need to download the “AnyMeeting app” found in the app store for your mobile device.

What can I do if I’m unable to participate in the webinar on the date the live event is taking place?

Unfortunately, this webinar will not be recorded.