All of us at the Adoption Centre of British Columbia are here for you, whichever path of the adoption journey you are on. We are a dedicated team of social workers that each individually have at least 20 years of experience in supporting families through this incredible experience. Our team members are professional, caring and compassionate and we are here to listen and help.
We are a trusted organization that has been serving families since the beginning of the British Columbia adoption agency system in 1996. We pride ourselves on being supportive, specializing in a select number of programs that we deliver with expertise and confidence. This purposeful focus ensures we are viable as an agency, and wholly there for our families.
We work with adoptive families and birth parents all over the Province of British Columbia. We are not limited by geography and provide the same, personal level of support and services whether you live locally, or are on the other side of the province.
Our commitment is to provide adoptive families and birth parents with a personal approach to their unique adoption circumstances. We will be with you every step of the way.
So please reach out for more information on adoption.
Celebrate Adoption Centre of British Columbia's 25 Year Anniversary & Adoption Awareness Month!
Date: Monday, November 29, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Location: Zoom link and handouts to be emailed to participants prior to presentation
- Play Your Way to Resilience
Play and delight are a soothing salve to children impacted by complex trauma or who otherwise have fragile nervous systems, as well as a relational exercise that literally changes the brain. But what about when it feels too hard to play? When you are too stressed or too worn out? Before we can focus on having my playful moments with our kids, we have to focus on having more playful moments with ourselves. Even if playfulness feels too overwhelming, together we will discover playful moments hidden in plain sight that will begin to build resilience into your own nervous system, ultimately allowing you to bring playful moments of connection to your child.
- What Behavior Really Is: Reframing Behavior through the Lens of Neuroscience
The fast-emerging field of relational neurosciences is creating a needed paradigm shift in understanding behaviours. When we understand what the real problem is, we are much more effective at solving that problem. Participants will learn three questions to ask themselves when faced with their child’s challenging behaviours. Together we will look at common challenging behaviours (specifically oppositional behaviour and shutting-down behaviour) to practice applying the model to real-life situations.
Who are these workshops for:
- Adoptive Families
- Families Waiting to Adopt
- Professionals in British Columbia working in the field of adoptions
- all the above are British Columbia residents or those families working with the Adoption Centre of British Columbia living outside BC
About Robyn Gobbel, LMSW-Clinical
Robyn has over 15 years of practice in family and child therapy experience, specializing in complex trauma, attachment, and adoption. Robyn is a therapist, trainer, and consultant who recently relocated to Grand Rapids, MI from Austin, TX. Robyn’s diverse clinical training includes EMDR (including EMDR adapted for children with attachment trauma), Somatic Experiencing, Theraplay, Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, Circle of Security Parent Educator, The Alert Program® and Yogapeutics Aerial Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training. Robyn has integrated these training modalities with a foundation of attachment theory and the relational neurosciences to create an attachment-rich, sensory-sensitive, and relational neurosciences supported healing environment for children and families. Robyn consults, teaches, and trains extensively throughout the US. She previously served as an instructor for the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program at Portland Community College as well as with the Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate Program. Robyn has served on the working board of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS).
“The Adoption Centre of BC is nothing but amazing! They made our dreams of starting a family come true. Kept us in the loop with the whole process, start to finish. The staff become like family and you can tell they invest their heart into making dreams happen.”
- Adoptive Parent