This workshop is only offered in person in the Maryland, Virginia, D.C. metro area periodically and involves concurrent 2-hour parent-child workshops with combined parent/child time together at the end.
W.I.S.E. UP!® is a highly valuable tool developed by C.A.S.E. to empower children who are adopted to handle the tough, sometimes intrusive and often troubling comments and questions they receive about adoption. This empowerment program has spread across the country and internationally as children have embraced its simplicity and power to address the challenge of explaining adoption and their own unique adoption stories. W.I.S.E. UP! gives children, teens, and their parents the power to choose comfortable ways to communicate with others about adoption.
The child workshop is usually limited to 12 children in the same age range (i.e., grades K-2, 3-4, 5- 6). W.I.S.E. UP! involves fun arts and crafts, role playing and discussion to help teach children how to use this tool, while parents learn best practices to support their children with W.I.S.E. Up! Each family receives C.A.S.E.’s W.I.S.E. Up! Powerbook, created to help families continue to reinforce and practice the W.I.S.E. Up! method.
The W.I.S.E. Up! Powerbook and the W.I.S.E. Up! Powerbook for Children in Foster Care can each be purchased separately in C.A.S.E.’s online store.