Transitioning to Routine and Order in a New School Year

August 13, 2019 megan
  On the August 7th of The Defender Podcast, Lynn Beckett joined Herbie Newell to discuss transitioning children from summer to a new school year. Lynn is a vital part of Lifeline’s Counseling and Education team and helps families navigate post adoption challenges and issues that arise. Summer tends to have its own challenges, with
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Lifeline’s Distinctives on the Roadmap to Adoption

July 30, 2019 megan
  The July 24, 2019 episode of The Defender Podcast featured Josh Caldwell, Lifeline’s VP of International Programs, and Karla Thrasher, Lifeline’s International Adoption Director, as they shared their knowledge and heart for international adoption. Josh noted that one deterrent to families pursuing adoption is being fearful of the process because their questions have gone
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Serving the Deaf and Blind of Uganda

July 30, 2019 megan
On the July 17th edition of The Defender Podcast, Pastor Raphael Kajjubi and Adalyn Newell joined Herbie Newell in a discussion about (un)adopted’s partnership in Uganda and how its unique qualities enables the local church to impact their community. Pastor Raphael is the pastor for King Jesus Church and who helps oversee the Busega School
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Open Doors for Adoption in Colombia

July 30, 2019 megan
Soraya Diaz, Lifeline’s legal adoption representative in Colombia, has more than twenty years experience working with adoptive families in her native country. She traveled to Alabama to be with many of her families at the Lifeline Family Reunion. During her time here, she joined Herbie Newell on the July 10th episode of The Defender Podcast
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Being Proactive and Unified in a Changing Political Climate

July 9, 2019 megan
On the July 3rd episode of The Defender Podcast, Herbie Newell talked with Travis Wussow of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission about the current landscape of religious liberty today. Their interview included a discussion concerning how Christians can practically engage politics and our culture in a way that glorifies God, respects others, and stands
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Stand for Orphans: Thinking Outside Ourselves

June 26, 2019 megan
“Mom, can we PLEASE do a lemonade stand today,” begged the kids. They had been wanting to do one for a long time, so I reluctantly agreed to do a stand that hot day in May 2015. We got a poster board, some lemonade, a table, and headed down to a park in our neighborhood.
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Fostering Hope

June 19, 2019 Justin Walters
With over 400,000 children in the U.S. in state care, we are in the midst of a crisis. For the church, the most difficult aspect of foster care is knowing how to get involved. Lifeline Children’s Services wants to take the guesswork out of getting your church engaged in bringing the gospel to bear to
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Share the Story: South Carolina

June 18, 2019 Justin Walters
Date: October 3rd , 2019 Dinner served at 6:00 PM (EST) with a program to follow Location: East Cooper Baptist Church 361 Egypt Road Mt Pleasant, South Carolina 29464 View the Event Page
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CEU: An Overnight Family

June 12, 2019 Justin Walters
Join us as discuss the topic of transitioning from foster care to adoption. We will emphasize the importance of support, education, and advocating as it relates to new transitions within the household. This training will also highlight the importance of seeking guidance from Christ in order to create a solidified family structure. After watching the
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CEU: Becoming Victorious in the Midst of Infertility

June 12, 2019 Justin Walters
In this training we will discuss the topic of infertility. Join us as we highlight how Christ can be implemented in your walk of life during infertility adversities. In this training, we will also discuss emotions associated with infertility, benefits of gaining a solid support system, and how to uplift your partner. After watching the
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CEU: Post Adoption Questions

June 12, 2019 Justin Walters
Join us as we discuss the topic of post adoption. This training is designed to highlight emotions and feelings that may surface within adoption, trauma behaviors, and how to handle adversity while an adoptive child/child is in care. After watching the above video, a link will be displayed to complete the evaluation. Following your submission
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CEU: FASD-Exploring the Spectrum and the Impact on Foster and Adoptive Families

June 12, 2019 Justin Walters
Join us as we highlight Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). In the U.S. 1 out of 25 people will experience (FASD). Join us as we highlight the details of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. We will also discuss the effects of alcohol consumption within the mother and child, what areas of the brain is directly impacted
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CEU: Attachment, Trauma, and the Brain

June 12, 2019 Justin Walters
In this training will we will discuss the topic of attachment, trauma, and the brain. We will identify how trauma directly effects a child development, how the brain processes trauma, and how to support a child that is experiencing trauma and attachment adversities. After watching the above video, a link will be displayed to complete
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CEU: Trauma Informed Parenting - Trauma And The Brain

June 12, 2019 Justin Walters
Being able to identify trauma within a child is a key component in a child’s development. We will also emphasize the structure of the brain, triggers within the brain, signs and symptoms of trauma, how trauma develops over time, and risk factors. This training will also showcase self-care regiments that parents can implement within their
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CEU: Trauma Informed Parenting - Older Child Adoption

June 12, 2019 Justin Walters
In this training we will discuss the topic of older child adoption. In order to gain a better understanding we will be examining the psycho-social stages of development, challenges of older adoptees, and how trauma relates to older children that are adopted. After watching the above video, a link will be displayed to complete the
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CEU: The Ways and Whys of Ministering to Birth Families and Child Protective Services

June 12, 2019 Justin Walters
Tracy Hacker talks through and provides practical ways to minister to birth families as well as ministering to DHR child protective services. After watching the above video, a link will be displayed to complete the evaluation. Following your submission it will automatically produce your CEU certificate for download. If you have any questions please email
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CEU: Running Away

June 12, 2019 Justin Walters
In this training, we discuss the topic of running away. This training is designed to highlight the categories of running away, reasoning behind a child running away, prevention methods, and how to reconnect to your child once they have returned home. This training also focuses on the emotions that are attached to a child that
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CEU: Back to School: Preparing for a Successful Year

June 12, 2019 Justin Walters
As your family prepares for a new school year, we want to help equip you with practical things you can do to help your child succeed both in and out of the classroom. This webinar will cover children’s unique educational needs, how to advocate with the school through IEPs and 504s, and how to impact
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CEU: Investing In Your Children As You Foster Others Pt. 2

June 12, 2019 Justin Walters
In this training, we aim to identify the effects that fostering can have on the children already in your home. Practically, how can you involve, prepare, and transition them well? We want to equip you to have hard conversations, address fears, offer reassurance, and educate your children on the realities of fostering. We also seek
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CEU: Investing in Your Children as You Foster Others Pt. 1

June 12, 2019 Justin Walters
In this training, we aim to identify the effects that fostering can have on the children already in your home. Practically, how can you involve, prepare, and transition them well? We want to equip you to have hard conversations, address fears, offer reassurance, and educate your children on the realities of fostering. We also seek
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