Holt’s Parenting Children That Have Experienced Trauma/Neglect/Institutional Living Package

Holt’s Parenting Children That Have Experienced Trauma/Neglect/Institutional Living Package

$60.00

Children adopted from an orphanage abroad have likely experienced some level of trauma from abuse, neglect, or malnutrition. What can adoptive parents do to help? This course bundle offers an in-depth look at how to help children heal and thrive after experiencing neglect or abuse. Experts discuss how to promote attachment, maintain discipline and raise healthy and happy children. This package was created for staff and clients of Holt International, a partner of Creating a Family.

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Children adopted from an orphanage abroad have likely experienced some level of trauma from abuse, neglect, or malnutrition. What can adoptive parents do to help? This course bundle offers an in-depth look at how to help children heal and thrive after experiencing neglect or abuse. Experts discuss how to promote attachment, maintain discipline and raise healthy and happy children. This package was created for staff and clients of Holt International, a partner of Creating a Family. It is designed for adoption professionals and pre- and post- adoptive families.

(6) 1-Hour Online Audio Courses (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of each individual course including passing a 10-question quiz with a grade of 80%.)

Parenting a Child that has Been Sexually Abused – Children adopted from foster care or from institutions abroad may have experienced sexual abuse prior to adoption. What parenting techniques can help these children attach, feel safe, and heal? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit interviews Dr. Joshua Sparrow, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of Special Initiatives at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Children’s Hospital, Boston.

parenting neglected childrenParenting after Foster or Orphanage Care – Children adopted from foster care or from an orphanage abroad have likely experienced some level of trauma from abuse, neglect, or malnutrition. What can adoptive parents do to help?  In this course, Dr. Bruce Perry, child psychiatrist, founder of Child Trauma Academy and author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, talks about how to help children heal and thrive after experiencing neglect or abuse.

Creating Attachment (Dr. Karyn Purvis) – How do you form attachment and build family connections in adoption?  In this course, Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family and Director of the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University, talks about how to establish the bonds of connection with your adopted child.

Adopting an Older Child – Adopting an older child takes preparation for the parents, the existing children in the family, and the new child. In this course, you will learn tips for smoothing the transition when adopting an older child from abroad.  Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit interviews Abbie Smith, an adoptive mother and Director of Clinical Services at Holt International specializing in attachment therapy, trauma and parenting of adopted children; and adoptive moms, Shila Henderson, who adopted two older daughters from China, and Vicki Hanson, who adopted an older son from Ethiopia.

Practical Tips for Disciplining While Maintaining AttachmenttPractical Tips for Disciplining While Maintaining Attachment – How do parents promote attachment while also keeping their child from running wild? Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Deborah Gray, MSW, MPA, author of Attaching in Adoption and Attaching Through Love, Hugs, and Play.  In this course, Deborah explores discipline techniques that social workers can teach adoptive parents to help them discipline their children while maintaining a strong attachment.

Harder to Parent KidsParenting Toolkit for Harder to Parent Kids – Children adopted from foster care or an orphanage are more likely to have suffered from neglect or abuse, and these children are sometimes more difficult to parent. Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit interviews Allison Douglas, family advocate at Harmony Family Center in Knoxville, TN and mother of four children adopted from foster care, and Sue Badeau, President of the North American Council on Adoptable Children and adoptive mother of 22 children, about how to raise adopted children.

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