Free Adoption Support Memberships available to Adopt London families

WAF Talks webinars provide helpful support and advice

6th November 2020 News

We Are Family (WAF) is an independent adoption support community that operates in and around London. Membership is free and open to adopters and approved prospective adopters. You can join here. They run peer-to-peer (i.e. parent-to-parent) events such as parent support groups, playgroups, family meet-ups, parties and socials. They also provide many opportunities to connect online, such as local group meet-ups on Zoom, webinars, blogs, a private Facebook group and other member resources on their website. All events are designed and run by adopters, on a voluntary basis. Rather than offering advice, they offer community. They say it takes a village to raise a child. WAF wants to build those villages.

Webinars for April 2021

WAFTalks with the OLLIE (One Life Lost Is Enough) – Tuesday 20 April, 8.30pm

The OLLIE Foundation will join WAFTalks to share their knowledge and research around suicide that might resonate with some young people’s experiences, and give parents ideas about intervention and support.

The OLLIE Foundation is a charity dedicated to delivering suicide awareness and presentation training by empowering professionals and young people to lead suicide prevention activities within their communities.

Find out more about The OLLIE Foundation, and the work they do.


WAFTalks with Lauren Topper – Supporting emotional regulation in children and young people: what and when – Thursday 29 April, 8pm

Lauren Topper is a Clinical Psychologist with 15 years’ experience of working with children, adolescents and their families. Lauren supports parents of children who struggle with emotional well-being or have trouble reaching developmental milestones, as well as children with anxiety disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, depression and relationship difficulties.

If you would like to know more ways to support your family or have your questions answered, please sign up today to attend the session live.

Host Lauren will share her knowledge and experience in Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and in supporting children with specific learning difficulties. Lauren has specialist experience with Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) services and works as a clinical supervisor for a local charity supporting girls and young women.


Next: BLM – meeting adopters and sharing ideas

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