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Foster & adopted children and sleep
Foster & adopted children and sleep

Tue, 02 Aug


Online via Zoom

Foster & adopted children and sleep

Many families who have adopted children, or are currently fostering a child, deal with challenges with sleep. This webinar will explore common sleep issues that arise for these families and ways to build back sleep . The session is facilitated by Melissa Perry, founder of The Cradle Coach.

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Time & Location

02 Aug 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 BST

Online via Zoom

Event Details

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Many families who have adopted children, or are currently fostering a child, deal with sleep issues. This webinar explores the common sleep issues found in foster and adopted children and discusses how to build back attachment and security to help build healthy sleep patterns. 

We'll review the importance of a comprehensive assessment of a child’s history, difficulties, needs and protective factors in order to understand a full scope of the child’s sleep factors. This includes considering information from various sources along with the child’s behavior in different settings, such as their home, school, and among their peers, to form a detailed plan to help give this child the best sleep possible within the family dynamic.

The session will be approximately 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for Q&A. During the session, you'll find out more about the Fostering and Adoption Sleep Certification, provided by The Cradle Coach Academy. Further information about the certification can be found here: The Cradle Coach Academy

Course aim

This course will equip you with a deeper understanding of the common sleep issues experienced by foster and adopted children and how to build back attachment and security that leads to healthy sleep patterns.

By the end of this course, you will have a deeper understanding of the importance of attachment and emotional well-being that play a vital role in supporting foster and adopted children. This will help ensure a strong sleep foundation and security within the family dynamic.

More about Melissa

Melissa is a certified Baby and Toddler sleep consultant and owner of The Cradle Coach. With over fifteen years experience in the world of sleep, children, and business, Melissa has helped thousands of families give their children the sleep they need. 

The idea began when Melissa’s first born child arrived and you guessed it, a terrible sleeper. While there was support for other maternal challenges, birth coaches and lactation consultants, there was no one Melissa could talk to about her daughter’s ongoing sleep issues. While the sleep books offered advice, they didn’t offer support, encouragement or the invaluable feeling of connection with a person who can help and truly understand. That’s when she launched The Cradle Coach. Sleep is so important for your baby’s health and your mental well-being, yet no one teaches you about it. She felt there needed to be a go-to place for sleep support. 

Since then, Melissa has received her certification as a Happiest Baby on the Block educator, a maternity and baby certified sleep consultant from the International Maternity and Parenting Institute, and a certified Newborn Care Advanced Specialist from the Newborn Care Training Academy.


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Event requirements

To participate in our online (live) events, you will need access to:

  • A computer – laptop, desktop or tablet.

  • A high-speed internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE).

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth.

  • A webcam – built-in webcam or separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet.


You will be required to download Zoom so you can participate fully in the online (live) event.

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