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Education Seminars for Intercountry Adoptive Families

The Intercountry Adoption Family Support Service (ICAFS) provides families formed through adoption with opportunities to increase their skills and knowledge through a range of on and offline education seminars and workshops. These seminars cover topics and issues pertinent to the unique experience of adoptive parenting.

On this page we will be highlighting upcoming seminar topics and dates, as well as providing access to past events and educational resources.

Find out details of the next seminar and how to book below.

Past Seminars

Recognise and Repair – Online Interactive Seminar

Addressing the uniqueness of adoptive parenting

Parenting children through adoption can be exceptionally rewarding, but it is also a demanding and challenging task which requires great skill and sensitivity.  This workshop is intended to provide adoptive parents with a framework to better understand the behaviour of their children so they can settle and flourish in their family.

This workshop is based on Trauma and Attachment Theory and on how the interactions in daily family life are a vehicle through which children can be moved towards security.

At the completion of the workshop course participants will have:

  • An understanding of the impact of trauma and attachment disruption on children who come to them through adoption
  • An understanding of the behaviour of their children and ways of managing the behaviour
  • Practical strategies and tips for managing the behaviour in a way that promotes the attachment relationship.

To gain access to the recording of this seminar please contact our Intercountry Adoption Family Support Coordinator at or via phone on 1300 543 6200.