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Camp Empower Recap

We had the best time at Camp Empower Birmingham! This week, kids were encouraged, parents were equipped, and families were empowered. The help of wonderful volunteers made it a successful week. In their nurture groups, campers learned self-regulating behaviors and used breathing…

Moving Tips for Adoptive Families

Remember Past Loss The experience of moving to a new home, town, or state can be very challenging for children of all ages. This difficulty is particularly true if children are part of your family through international, domestic, or foster care adoptions….

Infertility, Grief, and Parenthood

Infertility, Grief, and Parenthood  By Jenny Riddle, with Traci Newell  Sitting on a stool in front of a large group of potential adoptive parents, she felt inexperienced and inadequate, but she had been asked to be part of a panel during training…

Can I “Fix” My Child’s Learning Differences

By Ann Maura Hinton, Lifeline Education Specialist   The words “back to school” can evoke strong feelings in both parents and children. Parents and students may feel excitement or relief to get back to the routine of school, but they may also feel an impending sense of dread and frustration.   As a teacher, I…

Behavior 101

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Discipling Children from Trauma Backgrounds

Compiled by Jenny Riddle, with contributions from Traci Newell and Mark Sly When children enter homes from traumatic backgrounds, their lives have already been shaped by circumstances that make brokenness a part of their story. Difficulties children may have faced include medical…

CEU: Post Adoption Questions

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…

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