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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

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: Brain Development Matters
Credit Hours: 1.0
$25.00
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Perspectives on Transracial Adoption

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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