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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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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