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Posts Tagged ‘Pre+Post Adoption Support’

Advocating for Your Child 

According to “Merriam-Webster,” an advocate is “one who pleads the cause of another … one who defends … one who supports.” Your child or teen needs an advocate on his or her side—someone to plead, defend, and support him or her in the classroom, at the doctor’s office, and even within your home. And by…

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Understanding TBRI® Connecting Principles Plus Tips for Connecting With Teens

We were made for relationships, and the fundamental one in a child’s life is family. Children need to know that they are safe, secured, valued, and loved, yet key developmental and relational needs are oftentimes overlooked with traditional parenting models. The truth is, connection builds trust, and trust builds healthy relationships. Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI)…

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An Introduction to Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®)

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is a care model designed to help meet relational and developmental needs of children and youth impacted by trauma. TBRI considers the whole child—his or her brain, biology, behavior, body, and beliefs—and provides parents and caregivers with practical tools and insight to help their child(ren) reach his or her highest potential.…

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Created to Connect: Learning to Trust and Let Go of Fear

The following is an excerpt from “Created to Connect: A Christian’s Guide to the Connected Child.” From Dr. Karyn Purvis with Michael and Amy Monroe, “Created to Connect” serves as a dynamic resource for those looking to draw helpful, encouraging parallels between the Christian faith and the foundational teachings of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). What…

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The Kindness of the Lord

For 20 years, Show Hope—guided by our Founders, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman— has helped more than 8,600 children come to know the love, security, and permanency of a family through adoption while also equipping and mobilizing parents, caregivers, families, students, churches, and professionals to care holistically for the children entrusted to them. If…

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Better Together: How Caring Well for a Child Includes Community

There’s a reason the phrase It takes a village is a popular one among parents and caregivers. Whether the road has led you to adoption and/or foster care, it is important to remember that your journey is not meant to be traveled alone. No matter how much experience you have or how much knowledge you…

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The “One Another” Commands

By Tracy Taplin God has woven our family together over the last 30 years into a hand-stitched patchwork quilt of bright, beautiful differences—both in genetics and preferred ice cream. A down-to-earth sensibility is ever present to put the work in, and we dust ourselves off after we fall, limping and determined to keep on keeping…

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Words Matter: Choosing Words and Images That Honor Children

With our ever-changing media landscape amid often-divisive cultural movements, it is imperative for us to choose wisely words and images that honor children, particularly within the adoption and foster care communities. Whether we realize it, we have the opportunity to inspire and educate the larger population with the words and images we use to describe…

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What’s Coming at 2023 Hope for the Journey Conference

What's Coming At Hope for the Journey Conference 2023

Show Hope’s third annual Hope for the Journey Conference premieres Friday, April 14, 2023, with on-demand viewing through June 30, 2023. Designed to equip parents and caregivers meeting the needs of children impacted by adoption and/or foster care, the Hope for the Journey Conference will feature trainers from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development…

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Self-Examination and Trauma 

As parents and caregivers, we want to see our children flourish in all aspects of life. However, for our children who have experienced early attachment injuries related to loss, abuse, trauma, and/or neglect, that flourishing may seem impossible. There is hope and help, though, through care models like Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). But before you…

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