“My child doesn’t respond to consequences, I can take away anything and he doesn’t care.” “Rewards mean nothing to my daughter, I can offer an ice cream at McDonald’s or a new Wii game, it doesn’t ...

“My child doesn’t respond to consequences, I can take away anything and he doesn’t care.” “Rewards mean nothing to my daughter, I can offer an ice cream at McDonald’s or a new Wii game, it doesn’t ...

In my heart... This activity page can be used in many different ways. I use it to help children understand that they can care about and love many people, pets, memories etc. I find it especially helpful for children in the foster care and adoption system. I have had children light up when they realize they can love their mom, previous foster mom, and adoptive mom and that is OKAY!

In my heart…

In my heart... This activity page can be used in many different ways. I use it to help children understand that they can care about and love many people, pets, memories etc. I find it especially helpful for children in the foster care and adoption system. I have had children light up when they realize they can love their mom, previous foster mom, and adoptive mom and that is OKAY!

The following list of games that encourage attachment. Great suggestions for parents of children with RAD (reactive attachment disorder).

The following list of games that encourage attachment. Great suggestions for parents of children with RAD (reactive attachment disorder).

Using a more narrative therapy approach, this intervention helps children and teens communicate about their lives have been like and communicate their ups and downs in a non-threatening manner.  Originally created for children who where undergoing major life changes, such as CPS involvement, family change or adoption, but has been helpful working with children from all different backgrounds. Includes activities, games, worksheets and conversation starters.

Telling My Story: Interventions to help children tell their life story

Using a more narrative therapy approach, this intervention helps children and teens communicate about their lives have been like and communicate their ups and downs in a non-threatening manner. Originally created for children who where undergoing major life changes, such as CPS involvement, family change or adoption, but has been helpful working with children from all different backgrounds. Includes activities, games, worksheets and conversation starters.

The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler http://smile.amazon.com/dp/0143038974/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_GsVNub02EDW91

The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler http://smile.amazon.com/dp/0143038974/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_GsVNub02EDW91

another visual activity easy to share and make with kids. You could do more in depth work with this initial tool: Life stories. Ref. Social work, therapy, transition from fostering to leaving care or adoption.

another visual activity easy to share and make with kids. You could do more in depth work with this initial tool: Life stories. Ref. Social work, therapy, transition from fostering to leaving care or adoption.

Using Shapes to Teach Deep Breathing  http://copingskillsforkids.com/blog/using-shapes-to-teach-deep-breathing  Coping Skills for Kids | Fun Ways to Teach Deep Breathing | Deep Breathing Ideas | Deep Breathing Using Shapes.  Great in fostering, fostercare and adoption

Using Shapes to Teach Deep Breathing

Using Shapes to Teach Deep Breathing http://copingskillsforkids.com/blog/using-shapes-to-teach-deep-breathing Coping Skills for Kids | Fun Ways to Teach Deep Breathing | Deep Breathing Ideas | Deep Breathing Using Shapes. Great in fostering, fostercare and adoption

I have been working with multiple clients lately that are going through grief and loss issues. Grief and loss is challenging for people of all ages, but it is especially challenging (and confusing)…

A Heartfelt Way to Work Through Grief and Loss

I have been working with multiple clients lately that are going through grief and loss issues. Grief and loss is challenging for people of all ages, but it is especially challenging (and confusing)…

Books to prepare children for adoption of sibling

Books to prepare children for adoption of sibling

Stress management activities for children in upper elementary and middle school.  These activities help children learn how to prevent stress overload, recognize signs of stress, and develop coping skills to help them manage their stress. This resource is great for parents, counselors, and educators.

Stress Management Activity Bundle: Teaching Kids to Manage Stress

Stress management activities for children in upper elementary and middle school. These activities help children learn how to prevent stress overload, recognize signs of stress, and develop coping skills to help them manage their stress. This resource is great for parents, counselors, and educators.

You can listen to a recording of this post, just scroll down to the bottom of this page and don some earbuds. :) “My child doesn’t respond to consequences, I can take away anything and he doesn’t c…

You can listen to a recording of this post, just scroll down to the bottom of this page and don some earbuds. :) “My child doesn’t respond to consequences, I can take away anything and he doesn’t c…

My focus this year has been implementing a school-wide curriculum which targets emotional regulation for grades K-8.  Many of the children I...

My focus this year has been implementing a school-wide curriculum which targets emotional regulation for grades K-8. Many of the children I...

This is a game I made to help children work on empathy related skills (noticing and responding to others' feelings). This was originally a game intended for teaching counting to presch...

Empathy building game!

This is a game I made to help children work on empathy related skills (noticing and responding to others' feelings). This was originally a game intended for teaching counting to presch...

Children for adoption | Heart Galleries

Children for adoption | Heart Galleries

The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the De

The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the De

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