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Life Work With Children Who Are Fostered or Adopted

From the Cover of Life Work with Children Who Are Fostered or Adopted by Joy Rees: “This new book from life work expert Joy Rees explains the value of effective and meaningful life work with children ...

4 Tips for Recognizing Positive Changes in Foster & Adoptive Kids

I spend very little time on Facebook because I find myself distracted and losing time because of interesting and inspiring videos and posts. One such post was a video about a little squirrel who had b...

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The Mermaid Who Couldn’t – Book Review

From the Cover of The Mermaid Who Couldn’t by Ali Redford: “‘I am a useless mermaid,’ Mariana thought, ‘I can’t do anything.’ Mariana is not like the other me...

Fostering Again…Oh, the Differences!

After a four and a half year period of not being licensed for foster care, we are back at it. We started out intending to do respite care only in order to give breaks to other foster parents, however,...

Using The Arts To Cope With Trauma With Foster/Adoptive Kids – Discussion Panel

Behaviors caused by trauma can be difficult to help someone deal with and walk through. Parenting these behaviors for the first time can be even trickier because it involves looking at and responding ...

Prepare For Successful Holidays – Online Panel Discussion

Studies and professionals will tell you that kids from traumatic backgrounds do best with routine. Therefore, when holidays approach and threaten to throw that routine off balance, undesirable behavio...

Interview with Author Regina Kupecky

Hearing from an Expert I had the great privilege of speaking with Regina Kupecky, an experienced therapist in the field of foster care and adoption and author of several books for children and adults....

Little Meerkat’s Big Panic – Book Review

From the Cover of Little Meerkat’s Big Panic by Jane Evans: “Once upon a time there was a Little Meerkat with a very important job to do. It was finally Little Meerkat’s turn to be t...

Alex And The Scary Things – Book Review

From the Cover of Alex And The Scary Things: A Story to Help Children Who Have Experienced Something Scary by Melissa Moses: “Alex is an alligator who has experienced ‘scary’ things....

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