ATTENTION ALL SOCIAL WORKERS! SPECIAL NOTICE re: CUB Annual Retreat! CEUs AVAILABLE!
CUB has just been granted approval by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) to award a total of 9 CEUs for Social Workers who attend the 2017 CUB Retreat. Sign up today!
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CUB is thrilled to have the playwright, Louisa Hill, and the entire cast from Lord of the Underworld's Home for Unwed Mothers, the award-winning play about choice, motherhood and loss.
The play recreates the dramatic tension faced by a young woman with an unplanned pregnancy, the idea of choice when there is no choice, and the lure of adoption and its aftermath. The roots of reproductive justice are unearthed in the play, and it is not to be missed, especially by members of the adoption triad.
Please join us to see this play which will take place on Saturday, October 7th, during the 2017 CUB retreat.
Therapist's Panel at the CUB Retreat: "Healing Adoption Trauma & Loss" will feature these therapists.
Dr. Tracy Carlis, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a practice in Encino, CA who specializes in the needs of children, families, individuals and couples whose lives have been touched by adoption & foster care. She is an expert in trauma resolution, attachment disorders, adoptive parent education and birthparent counseling.
Lesli Johnson is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in adoption, trauma and the lifelong impact of adoption on children, adults and all members of the adoption triad. She holds a MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and is a graduate of Pepperdine University, where she currently teaches courses on adoption and trauma.
Susan Read-Weil, LMFT, is moderator of the panel on Healing Adoption Trauma and Loss. Susan is a California native who has a more than twenty-year-track-record working with families whose lives have been affected by adoption. Susan is an expert who also teaches about adoption at Pepperdine Uniersity in Orange County.
Click here for an article all adoptees might appreciate on the importance of Support Groups. Join us on October 6-8th in Carlsbad, CA.
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CUB provides support for all family members separated by adoption; resources to help prevent unnecessary family separations; education about the life-long impact on all who are affected by adoption; and advocates for fair and ethical adoption laws, policies, and practices.
A temporary lack of resources – not a lack of love – is often the reason birthparents surrender their parental rights. If parents are unable to raise their children, they should have a say in who will. Denying loving parents knowledge of their children, even when those children become adults, is a cruel and unnecessary punishment that causes suffering for all. A severing of parental rights does not cut off a parent’s love.
News & Notes
2017 CUB Retreat
We would love to see you there!
Concerned United Birthparents Announcement on Saving Our Sisters.
Adult adoptees discuss the adoption experience in this enlightening series. (Also available on several different podcast services)