National Foster Care Month: Opening the Doors of Conversation about Birth Families

May 1, 2021 rachelmiley
Compiled by Jenny Riddle with Traci Newell, LBSW, TBRI® Practitioner, Education Specialist & National Program Director for Families Count™ For foster parents, talking with children in their care about their families may be uncomfortable, particularly when circumstances are challenging. As shepherds of their children’s hearts, though, parents must recognize that a child’s understanding of his
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Louisiana Part Time Case Worker

April 29, 2021 lifeline
Louisiana Part Time Case Worker Monroe, LA Status: Part-time Position Summary: Establishes initial contact with prospective adoptive families and facilitates the process for our International programs. Responsible for: International: Helps recruit, enroll, maintain, and work with prospective adoptive parents in processing an international adoption Conduct home studies for prospective adoptive parents. Assures all paperwork and
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South Dakota Engagement Coordinator

April 29, 2021 lifeline
:: Sioux Falls, SD :: Helps in the design, development and implementation of local engagement and giving programs. Will be responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with existing donor prospects, as well as identifying new prospects. An ability to empathize with donors and clearly communicate our organization’s mission is key. Will be expected to energize team members, persuade prospects and achieve goals.
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Building Bridges

April 23, 2021 skvaughn
“Education is a matter of building bridges.” Ralph Ellison Recently, one of our Bridge tutors spent some time with a fifteen-year-old girl with Down Syndrome who with tears streaming down her face, asked why she had to been born different? We have all heard the bowl of alphabet soup diagnosis: OCD, ADHD, ODD, GAD, Dyslexic,
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'Essence of Adolescents'

April 22, 2021 rachelmiley
“Ugh, teenagers!” “Teens just go brain dead for a little while and then come back.” “It’s all the raging hormones — they act crazy!” “If we can just get through these years, we will be ok.” In the book Brainstorm, Daniel L. Siegel, M.D., provides abundant research on the changes that take place within the
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Milkglass Candle

April 14, 2021 Justin Walters
      Milkglass Candle The partnership with Milkglass Candle Company is designed with adoptive families in mind. From sharable graphics to personalized links and goal setting, they will do the work; you’ll just need to share it! Encourage your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to shop our store using your unique code and that’s
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Woven Papyrus

April 14, 2021 Justin Walters
    Home | Woven Papyrus Woven Papyrus works to remove the financial barrier through effective fundraising and scholarships. Each family served by Woven Papyrus will be given a coach who customizes a financial strategy for their specific needs. Woven Papyrus fundraising capability is highly successful and a key component to their families ability to
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35Kcampaign - Adoption, Family, Support

April 14, 2021 Justin Walters
    35Kcampaign – Adoption, Family, Support The 35Kcampaign offers guidance to families journeying through the adoption process for the first time. Program recommendations, fundraising ideas, and grant options are available. 35K Campaign sponsors one family at time. Their entire community’s donations are pulled every month and put towards the Current Sponsored Family. This community
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Christ is Sufficient to Carry us on our Mission

April 1, 2021 skvaughn
In the Old Testament, we see how God provided a way for people to deal with their sin. Once a year, the high priest entered the Holy of Holies, taking the blood spilled from sacrificial  animals. The blood meant the death of an animal as a substitute for the death of the priest and the
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Hell is Real: The Urgency of the Mission on Good Friday

April 1, 2021 skvaughn
As human beings, we don’t want to believe in Hell. We tend to want to see Heaven as a reality for anyone who is “good” and follows the rules. The world constantly tells us that anyone who isn’t truly “bad” will go to heaven, but this is not a biblical reality. The default for sinful
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Mission Kid for Parents

March 17, 2021 skvaughn
  Welcome Parents! Don’t Forget to follow along this week, and ask your kids about the lesson he or she learned today!   To watch videos full screen, simply click the square icon in the lower righthand corner.To be able to watch videos offline, click the download button in the top righthand corner.  Give Today!
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Mission Kid Resources

March 16, 2021 skvaughn
To watch videos full screen, simply click the square icon in the lower righthand corner.To be able to watch videos offline, click the download button in the top righthand corner.All Mission Kid 2021 resources can be accessed through the Dropbox share folder or through the links below.  Dropbox Share Folder Leader Guides Day 1 Lesson
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South Dakota Case Worker

March 5, 2021 lifeline
:: Rapid City, SD :: Counsels clients concerning the options they have regarding an unplanned pregnancy, including factual information about each option, helping to develop an adoption plan if desired, preparing for the adoption process, and connecting with resources if no longer desiring to choose adoption. Also, establishes initial contact with prospective adoptive families for the Domestic and International programs. Works with prospective adoptive families in processing a domestic or international adoption.
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Celebrating Our Social Workers for Social Work Month 2021

March 4, 2021 rachelmiley
In celebration of Social Work Month, we asked one of our case workers in Tennessee, Lauren Haun, about the field of social work and why she believes this work is “essential.” Lifeline is so thankful for our many skilled social workers on staff, and know they are making a difference as they strive to bring
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40 Years: Roots of Reconciliation

January 5, 2021 rachelmiley
“I HEAR YOU SAY YOU FEEL WORTHLESS BECAUSE YOU’VE MADE A MISTAKE. BUT I’M HERE TO TELL YOU, I’M NO BETTER. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND ME IS THAT I HAVE HOPE. AND I’D LOVE TO TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN FIND THAT HOPE.”   – LIFELINE STAFF MEMBER TO BIRTH MOTHER  It was the
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Post-Holiday Transitions

January 1, 2021 rachelmiley
Children, especially those from trauma backgrounds, tend to find stability and safety in structured, predictable environments. Those two words are not typically used to describe holidays or winter breaks. Additionally, holiday breaks are short in nature, so the transitions are swift and bring abrupt changes and challenges in a short amount of time. Add cold
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The Steadfast Love of God at Christmas

December 25, 2020 Taylor Gatlin
Psalm 117 “Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!” (ESV)   The year 2020 has been one in which we can feel the collective weariness of our souls cry out to the Lord. The
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Change One Life — Stories of Impact

December 22, 2020 rachelmiley
  GEORGE Forgotten. Uneducated. Empty. George was born in Liberia, the 4th poorest country in the world, crippled by years of civil war. George was 1 of Liberia’s 100,000 orphans, who like his peers, were often overlooked and forgotten. When he was a young teen, George attended his first life skills camp, hosted by Lifeline’s
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