Pre-teen Groups

Groups are held at the Dillon office in Tulsa, Okla., from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Discussion Topics:
Oct. 10 – Get to Know Each Other
Nov. 7 – Bullying (lock-in)
Dec. 5  Race and Identity
Jan. 16, 2015 – Birth Family
Feb. 20 – About Me
March 27  Party

Children in the pre-teenage years are beginning to understand more about their adoption and experience even more questions at school. These children have not reached the angst of their teenage years, but they are starting the process of sorting out for themselves their own identity just as they begin to understand more about biology.

At a younger age, they were just beginning to identify the differences between themselves and their peers in terms of race, but they are continuing to encounter questions, teasing, and possibly even bullying from their peers.

In an effort to help adopted children face these experiences, Dillon International has started offering a new six-month program series on Friday evenings specifically for pre-teen adoptees ages 8 to 12. The group is facilitated by licensed social workers experienced in international adoption and is designed to reach out to all adoptees from all countries.

Why attend?

• Make new friends
• Develop relationships with trusted adults who are adoptees or work in the field of international adoption
• Enhance self-confidence and self-identity
• Participate in group activities to learn strategies and techniques for handling adopted-related questions
• Ask questions in a welcoming, safe environment
• Get a better a better sense of who they are

For more information about preteen groups, please send us a message.

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