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64% of Americans surveyed report personal experience with adoption. Either themselves, their family or close friends have been touched by adoption. (Dave Thomas Foundation Adoption Attitudes Survey, 2002)

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Tough Starts: Parenting Matters

Tough Starts: Parenting Matters

Parenting Matters applies a strengths-based, therapeutic approach parenting in order to heal a child who has had a tough start in life. This approach to parenting is deliberate and intentional and goes well beyond parenting based on instinct or tradition.

Exercises, family stories and expert advice help instruct parents on how to maximize their own strengths, and their child's, in order to offset and work around troublesome vulnerabilities and threats. The goal is to help parents respond to their child more insightfully, therefore more appropriately redirecting negative behavior.

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!

Downey Side Adoptions Package

This package includes the courses: Adopting the Older Child, Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate, Discipline and the Adopted Child, Finding The Missing Pieces, The Journey of Attachment, and the four Tough Starts courses: Brain Development Matters, Treatment Matters, Parenting Matters, and Family Matters for a total of 15 credit hours of training on topics required for Downey Side Adoptions.

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: Parenting Matters
Credit Hours: 2.0
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Our Next Webinar

Perspectives on Transracial Adoption

Thursday May 10, 2018
8:00 PM Central Time
Perspectives on Transracial Adoption

Join us for a moderated panel of people who were transracially placed. Our panelists come from varied backgrounds. Some were adopted internationally while others were adopted as infants domestically or through the foster care system.

They will reflect back to their childhood as well as comment on their current feelings about being transracially adopted.

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