Kim Stevens explains how with thoughtful preparation and attention to developmental level of the child, it is possible to honor every child’s right to know who they are, where they come from, what decisions are being made for them, and what the potential impact of their past has on their future.
Blog: Helping Children and Youth Maintain Relationships with Birth Families
Kim Stevens stresses the importance of helping children and youth maintain their relationships with
birth families by defining positive identity formation and listing the roles of professionals and adoptive
parents in maintaining connections.
Webinar: Understanding Challenges of Kinship Families and Strategies for Supporting Them
Kelsey Dahlin, LCSW, gives practical tips, interventions and solutions that can be utilized with relative caregivers to support challenges and strengths that they may face during assessment/placement. Receive FREE webinar access for 48 hours with promo code, HOLIDAY23, valid until 12/31/23.
Webinar: We Are Still Family: Supporting Relationships Between Separated Siblings
Elizabeth Emen, LMHC, NCC, explores the importance of sibling relationships, how children experience relationships with siblings they are separated from, what parents and professionals can do to help separated siblings maintain healthy connections. Receive FREE webinar access for 48 hours with promo code, HOLIDAY23, valid until 12/31/23.
Webinar: Navigating Through the Holidays with the “First Family”
Kim Stevens offer parent/caregivers ways they can provide a sense of belonging and opportunities for deepening attachment by including “first family” in celebrations. Kim also explains how parents/caregivers provide the backup for children to feel included, understood and honored. Receive FREE webinar access for 48 hours with promo code, HOLIDAY23, valid until 12/31/23.
Mari Itzkowitz, LCSW, examines how and why birth family is often critically important to children moving towards permanency and children who have been adopted, and how foster and adoptive parents’ attitudes toward birth family impact their children’s self-concept and identity. Receive FREE webinar access for 48 hours with promo code, HOLIDAY23, valid until 12/31/23.