There were about 500,000 kids in foster care in the US in 2009. There were 2.6 million kids in permanent formal kinship care as of 2009, not counting a large number in informal (e.g. not court ordered) kinship care. (Source: AFCARS)
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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.
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!
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 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.
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.