Parent Coaching

Parent Coaching is designed for parents who are experiencing behavioral challenges and desire to see positive behavioral change in their child through new parenting techniques. Any family can benefit from parent coaching services.

For When you Need Parenting Guidance

Do you want to enhance your parenting skills? Parent Coaching takes a relationship-focused approach to helping parents develop tools and techniques to parent more effectively. Whether or not you are an adoptive or foster parent, Parent Coaching can make an impact on how you parent your children.   

A consistent need Lifeline sees among families is the desire to talk through parenting challenges with someone trained in trauma and attachment principles. Parent Coaching is provided by a Lifeline worker who can minister to your family. 

Parent Coaching Overview

Focusing on attachment, behavior, and daily functioning, Parent Coaching sessions are 45-60 minutes long and provide parents with proven tools and techniques they can use in their relationship with their child. The foundation of the sessions is based on Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development as well as principles from the Connected Families framework. Each session is tailored to the unique needs of the family and can be conducted via telehealth. 

“Lifeline has been an absolute blessing for our family. We didn’t know what we didn’t know. We didn’t understand that our daughter needed a different parenting approach. The coaching has been transformative. It’s not easy, and it’s a process. But it’s working.”

Meet Our Coaches

Lynn Beckett
LBSW-S, TBRI® Practitioner
Program Manager, Parent Coaching
Sara Wilson
LICSW, TBRI® Practitioner
Regional Program Manager – Asia
Katie Sheffield
Social Worker
Libby Daugherty
Social Worker
McKayla Brown
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Answers to Counseling Questions

Commonly Asked Questions

Parent Coaching takes a more educational approach to helping a parent develop tools and techniques they can use in their relationship with their child. Parent Coaching can be done in conjunction with counseling, if a parent chooses. 

Any family is a good candidate! Parent Coaching is available for any parent who needs additional insight into their child’s behavior. It is specifically designed for children who may have experienced attachment problems and trauma in the past. However, any child can benefit from these services.  

God designed us with a deep desire for connection. It is through connection that we grow and thrive. Parenting using TBRI principles focuses on building attachment and relationship. This connection approach to parenting can remove many of the battles and power struggles that parents might feel as they parent their child. Because TBRI focuses on relationships and not just behavior, it can benefit the whole family. 

For families who have recently adopted, Parent Coaching can help with applying principles of attachment and provide support in the initial months of adjustment. 

For adoptive families who have been home for longer, a child’s growing feeling of safety and security in their home can allow new and challenging behaviors to emerge as a child begins to shed the survival skills that may have made them compliant in the beginning. Adoption is a lifeline journey; issues can emerge or re-emerge as a child goes through a new development stage. A reoccurrence can be confusing or frustrating to parents who feel like they have dealt with and resolved an issue. They may be surprised they need to repeat or return to strategies they used when they were newly home. Parent Coaching can help a family sort through the behavior and needs of a child.  

Parent Coaching sessions are 45-60 minutes long and provide parents with new and different tools and techniques that are different from traditional parenting. These tools and techniques are used to build additional strengths and parenting skills and to enhance relationships with the child.  

Parent Coaching sessions can be done in the office, by phone, or through web-based meeting during Lifeline’s office hours.  

Each Parent Coaching session is private pay and costs $55. DHR may cover Parent Coaching sessions for foster families.  

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