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23 percent of adopted children live with an adoptive parent 55 years or older. (National Foster Care Adoption Attitudes Survey)

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Tough Starts: Brain Development Matters

Tough Starts: Brain Development Matters

Brain Development Matters thoroughly explains the impact that early trauma has on a child's brain chemistry, brain development and sensory processing. Once parents understand how their child's brain is connected to his behaviors, these behaviors begin to make more sense. Instead of feeling defied and disrespected, a parent may now see how this behavior is rooted in how the child is experiencing their world. This paradigm shift can open new doors for more empathetic and effective parenting. With a thorough understanding of brain development, parents are better prepared to learn how to more successfully intervene and shape their child's troubling behaviors.

  • Understand how trauma is defined
  • Learn the impact trauma can have on brain development
  • Consider what this may mean for your child

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Domestic Infant Adoption Package - 16 Credit Hours

A comprehensive set of courses to help prospective adoptive parents understand the joys and challenges of domestic adoption. 20% discount when you purchase as a package!

Tough Starts Matter Package

The Tough Starts Series Package equips parents with insight into how their child's tough start in life may lead to troubling behavior years later and teaches parents how to intercede and help the child heal.

Tough Starts: Brain Development Matters
Credit Hours: 1.0
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Attachment-focused Parenting: Create a PLACE with your Children

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Attachment-focused Parenting: Create a PLACE with your Children

Secure parent-child attachments are essential to healthy child development, but often adoption can present challenges to the process.

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