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The process for international adoption changed significantly with the April 1, 2008 U.S. implementation of the Hague Adoption Convention. This international treaty has been signed by approximately 75 countries. It is designed to protect the interests of all parties in adoption and to prevent the abduction or sale of children.

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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

This product is part of the following packages:

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!

Forever Bound Phase 2 Package

This package includes the four courses Tough Starts: Brain Development Matters, Tough Starts: Treatment Matters, Tough Starts, Parenting Matters, Tough Starts: Family Matters and four recorded webinars: Four Things Adoptive Parents Need to Know About Child Development, Sensory Integration, Snack Play Love, and Tired of Timeouts for a total of 9.0 credit hours of training on topics required by Forever Bound Adoption for Phase 2 - After Placement.

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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Recorded Webinar

Adoption & Identity: nature, nurture and the lifelong journey to self

Adoption & Identity: nature, nurture and the lifelong journey to self

Michelle Madrid-Branch shares her personal journey and the things that helped and hurt along the way. An adoption-competent therapist joins her with advice on what adoptive parents can do to help foster a healthy sense of self, while keeping their adopted children company along the way.

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