Families For Russian and Ukranian Adoption

Welcome FRUA families!

Based on your feedback, FRUA has joined forces with Adoption Learning Partners to bring our members more adoptive family education. ALP's courses and webinars feature leading experts in the field of adoption and address the challenges adoptive families face.

Every few months we'll feature a new course or webinar, but you'll find many great resources on Adoption Learning Partners. To enroll in the current feature, use coupon code: FRUAfasd at checkout.

FRUA Feature

FASD: Risk, Development and Intervention

Join Dr. Ira Chasnoff as he helps parents sort through complications that may arise when raising a child who was exposed to alcohol before birth. Dr Chasnoff will explain the physical and developmental impact of pre-natal alcohol exposure on children as they grow. He will also offer practical intervention ideas and strategies that parents can use to help their child develop to their maximum potential.

You May Also Find These Options Helpful

We have selected some other courses and webinars we thought you might find helpful. You can view our entire catalog of courses here and webinars here.

Adopted: The Identity Project

Real People. Real Stories. Real Insight For Parents.

This course guides parents through a series of adoptee stories giving a unique view into the hearts, minds and souls of the adopted person experience.

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Credit Hours: 1.0

Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate

Advocacy begins even before a child joins her adoptive family and continues throughout her childhood. This course will help you understand why you are the best advocate for your adopted child, determine your need for services and find resources available to assist your family.

Upon completion of this course, you may purchase a certificate for $35. If purchased as part of a package, the fee is already included.

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Credit Hours: 2.0

Let's Talk Adoption

Talking about adoption can be difficult for a variety of reasons, but it should not be a one time conversation. This course gives you the tools you need to make talking about adoption part of your family's everyday life.

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Credit Hours: 2.0

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. 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.

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Credit Hours: 1.0

Tough Starts: Parenting Matters

Parenting Matters applies a strengths-based, therapeutic approach to parenting in order to heal a child who has had a tough start in life. Learn this deliberate and intentional approach to parenting through exercises, family stories and expert advice.

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Credit Hours: 2.0

Is It An Adoption Thing?

Because many adoptive families struggle with the difficult task of sorting out if behaviors and challenges are adoption related or not, we asked an expert to help! Dr. Gregory Keck discusses common challenges at each developmental stage and offers real life examples and suggestions.

Building Bonds of Attachment: Practical, Expert Advice

All parents hope for close relationships with their children. And for children, trusting their parents and feeling secure in their family is essential. Often, adoption can pose challenges to the attachment process. Circumstances prior to adoption experiences either in utero, in an orphanage or in foster care, can create serious barriers to attachment.

Connecting Your Family, Inside And Out

Secure parent-child attachments are essential to healthy child development, but often adoption can present challenges to the process. World renowned attachment expert Dr. Dan Hughes shares family centered strategies on how to connect to your child as a toddler, tween and teen. Lynn Wetterberg presents ideas on finding attachment related resources and professional support.

Snack, Play, Love

The Connection Between Nutrition and Your Child's Behavior

Dr. Karyn Purvis discusses the most recent research on the impact nutrition can have on behavior.

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Adoption Parenting Pathways
APP is a search tool that allows adoptive parents to find local and online resources to specifically meet their family's needs.

ALP Blog

Anxiety and Depression in Adopted Children – Part 2
In anticipation of our April webcast on Anxiety and Depression in Adopted Children, ALP Clinical Director Judy Stigger shared some information about the causes of anxiety and depression and what to do next:Causes:Adding to the confusion is the range of causes of anxiety or depression. When adoptive parents ask if


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Helping Classmates Understand Adoption

An adoption and school handout to give to other parents at your child's school or to send home with classmates after an adoption presentation.

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