NEW! Be sure to check out the SPECIAL RESOURCES DURING COVID-19 PAGE for new timely articles, story time videos, and more. During this uncertain time of social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, C.A.S.E. remains committed to supporting you and your family.
Through August 31, 2020, C.A.S.E.’s NEW in-demand webinar, “Supporting Adoptive & Foster Families During COVID-19″ is available for FREE using the coupon code COVID at checkout.
Monthly live stream webinar series (and in-demand options) with topics that appeal to both parents and professionals (The first 600 registrations each month are FREE!)
Have you watched the Story Time videos that we’ve been hosting on our Facebook page recently? Check out all archived videos and links to the wonderful picture books here.
Recommended! Anne with an E: Based on the popular book Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, this Netflix series features a plucky orphan whose passions run deep and who finds an unlikely home with a spinster and her soft-spoken bachelor brother in the 1800’s. Praised by 13-year-old Maya, a teen adoptee and C.A.S.E. client, and her family members! Read their testimonials.
Recommended! Broken Places: PBS and Amazon Prime are featuring a documentary series that follows several individual families over time and addresses the impact of trauma on kids and families. “Broken Places” explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. By revisiting childhood trauma victims that were profiled decades ago, PBS learned how their experiences shaped their lives as adults. Well worth the time and very well done from a trauma perspective and brain chemistry.
Downloadable Adoption-Themed Movie and Television Show Reviews:
Select from our list of informative articles and fact sheets written by C.A.S.E.’s own trained, adoption-competent therapists to help you navigate your adoption journey.
Don’t forget to visit our “Special Resources During COVID-19” page for more articles and resources!
Articles Authored by C.A.S.E. Adoption-Competent Mental Health Professionals and Contributing Authors
*Must have subscription to Fostering Families Today to view the following 2 articles:
- NEW! Parenting While Navigating the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Birth Parents On Their Mind: Search and Reunion
- Adopting Your Foster Child: What Every Parent Needs to Know
- College Choices And Adopted Teens
- Supporting Adopted Children With Special Needs In The School Setting
- 6 Questions Every Adopted Teen Wants Answered
- The Holidays: An Opportunity for Loving Healing
- Holidays with Extended Family – An Opportunity for Connection
- Dear Ellen Navigating Social Media and Teens
- Embracing Open Adoption
- Older Child Adoption
- Making the Decision to Adopt
- 8 Ways to Engage with Your Child
Articles of Interest from External Sources
- NEW! June 2020, Pride Month: Ohio University’s Web Articles: LGBTQ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents, Counselors, and Social Workers
- (Credit: Baylor University Social Work Program) How to Support Expectant and Birth Mothers Throughout Adoption
- Selecting and Working with a Therapist Skilled in Adoption
- New York Times Podcast – Modern Love: Episode 3 – Actress Sarah Paulson reads the 2010 essay entitled, “Open Adoption: Not So Simple Math”
- Seeking Meaningful Therapy: Thoughts from an Adoptive Mom by Debbie Schugg
- The Adopted Life with Angela Tucker
Fact Sheet Series
Fact Sheet No. 1: Children and Adoption
Fact Sheet No. 2: The School Age Years
Fact Sheet No. 3: Adolescents and Adoption
Fact Sheet No. 4: Talking with Children – Basics
Fact Sheet No. 5: Talking with Children – Difficult
Fact Sheet No. 6: Talking with Children – Teen Years
Fact Sheet No. 7: Adopted Children and Their Peers
Fact Sheet No. 8: Entitlement and Claiming
Fact Sheet No. 9: Adoption at School
Below is a list of websites that are tailored for the adoption and foster care community.
American Academy of Pediatrics Trauma Guide – Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma
Resolve: The National Infertility Association
Families With Children from China
Families for Private Adoption
Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption
North American Council on Adoptable Children
Latin American Parents Association
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway – Factsheets for Families Series
Adoptee-Birthparent Support Network
American Adoption Congress
Pact, An Adoption Alliance
Concerned United Birthparents
Adoption Today and Fostering Families Today
Donaldson Adoption Institute
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
FACES of Virginia
The National Resource on ADHD
National Council for Adoption