About one out of 10 Americans is an adoptee, adoptive parent or birth parent. (National Foster Care Adoption Attitudes Survey)
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Treatment Matters gives parents strategies for seeking professional help as soon as they recognize significant challenges in their child. Armed with a deeper understanding of brain development and the impact on a child's behavior who has had a tough start in life, parents can better explore how to best help their child heal.
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.
This package includes the courses: Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate, Discipline and the Adopted Child, Finding The Missing Pieces, Let's Talk Adoption, Open Adoption 101, The Journey of Attachment and Tough Starts: Treatment Matters for a total of 13 credit hours of training on topics required for Florida Adoption Center.
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.
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.
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.