June’s Trauma Competent Principle of the Month

June’s Trauma Competent Principle of the Month

In the midst of behavior meltdowns when our children are in a real mess, it is hard to sometimes remember that they truly are precious. What we are dealing with is not who they are, but what has happened to them.  ...
Trauma Informed Model Comes to Kyrygzstan

Trauma Informed Model Comes to Kyrygzstan

David and I have the privilege over the next three weeks to bring trauma informed training to social workers and orphanage caregivers.  Last week we started with our first group of caregivers from SOS Children’s Village in Bishkek.  It felt like a great start to...
DVD Series to be Featured This Friday on CBN

DVD Series to be Featured This Friday on CBN

We were just informed late last week, that the DVD series, Adoption/Foster Care Rx: Solutions for Wounded Families will be featured on The 700 Club on Friday.  Our hope and prayer for this series is that it will strengthen the journey for adoptive families, who...

Trauma Consortium Meets in Columbus

One of the most exciting days in recent months for me was the gathering of 12 county representatives in Columbus. We met on July 18th to brainstorm ideas on how to better build our trauma-informed assessment, preparation and support model.  If you would like more...
Adoption Foster RX: Solutions for Wounded Familes

Adoption Foster RX: Solutions for Wounded Familes

It began with a phone call 18 months ago from Terry Meeuwsen, co – host of The 700 Club.  “I have just finished reading a book called Wounded Children, Healing Homes and would like to talk with you and your husband about an idea,” she said.  We met...
Circle of Support Circles the World

Circle of Support Circles the World

May we introduce our friend, Heather Bench and her tremendous idea                                       Circle of Support for Adoptive/Foster Families By Heather Bench, Executive Director at New Family Tree and Adoptive Parent                 When my husband and I...