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Finally, A Forever Family: The Shelleys’ Story

    May 25, 2022 – Jacob entered foster care when he was six years old. His young life was marked by regular upheaval, bouncing between several foster homes and…

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Silencing the Savior Complex

March 9, 2022 – I’m sure you’ve all experienced it…walking through the grocery store, leaving the school play, grabbing lunch at your favorite local diner, the church parking lot…it doesn’t…

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Trauma’s Impact on Social Skills – Now What?

February 17, 2022 – I felt the sting as my girls, ages 7 and 7.5 headed out the door to catch the bus without as much as a wave.  What…

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Understanding the Ages and Stages in Adoption

January 27, 2021 – When I was at Harvard many, many years ago, I was looking at the developmental stages in adoption. My professors laughed and said there wasn’t a…

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Transitioning Children with Developmental Trauma into an Adoptive Home

January 27, 2021 – By incorporating The 3–5–7 Model: Preparing Children for Permanency, by Darla Henry, workers and families conduct the preparation work, assist the child in grieving losses, formulate…

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Mindfulness and Self Care for Professionals

January 27, 2022 – Introduction: For My favorite analogy for self-care is clichéd, but accurate. When you get on an airplane and the flight attendant gives that safety spiel, when…

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