Expectant Parents Group for Foster-Adopt and International

Adoption Education and Parenting Classes for families in the Foster-Adopt and International programs

The adoption education and parenting classes provide a variety of topics directly related to the transition of an adopted child into their new home.  These classes are perfect for adoptive families who are in the foster-adopt program and international programs.  Understanding each of the topics and obtaining applicable parenting skills and techniques can directly effect the success of your adoption.

Many of the classes offered are available to A New Beginning families and non-ANB families.  In each class description, suggested attendees are mentioned as well as registration and fee information.

extended family

Preparing Extended Family for Your Adoption – Virtual
June 24, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, RSVP by June 21*
*Please complete the required Family and Friends form below and send with your RSVP response 
Platform : Zoom – Link sent when RSVP received

Invite your family and friends to join you in learning about how they can support you as you bring a child who comes from a hard place into your family. We will talk about transitioning your child into your family, adoption terminology, how much of your child’s story to tell and what is their role in supporting you as you add
to your family through adoption.

Reserve your spot by deadline above with hopebegins@adoptanewbeginning.org
FREE

Friends and Family Form
Extended Family and Friend Class RSVP form

Trust-based relational intervention (TBRI) overview via Zoom
Fall 2021 TBD from 6 pm – 8 pm

Taught by Becky Marquez, LPC, MFTI, TBRI Practitioner, TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children or childre from “hard places.”  Each of these children have experienced abuse, neglect or trauma, making it difficult to trust others.  TBRI addresses the child’s physical needs, attachment needs, and tools to disarm fear-based behaviors.  TBRI is based on years of attachment, sensory processing and neuroscience research.

Reserve your spot admin@adoptanewbeginning.org
ANB families – $30 per person or $50 per couple
Non-ANB  familis – $50 per person or $75 per couple

  • Pay via VENMO @anewbeginningadoption  (Type TBRI-Overview Feb 2021 in the invoice/comments section)
  • Pay using this link and select “PAY FEES”  include your names and TBRI-Overview Feb 2021 in the invoice box.
  • or email admin@adoptanewbeginning.org to process payment over the phone
TBRI Connecting

Trust-based relational intervention (TBRI) CONNECTING PRINCIPLES via Zoom
Fall 2021 TBD from 6 pm – 8 pm

Taught by Becky Marquez, LPC, MFTI, TBRI Practitioner, TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children or childre from “hard places.”  Each of these children have experienced abuse, neglect or trauma, making it difficult to trust others.    Connecting Principles is a term used in the Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) model.  These principles are based on attachment theory and considered to be the “heart and soul of TBRI®.  Connecting Principles describes an interaction between child and caregiver that produces warmth and trust. It disarms fear, promotes attachment and builds social competence.  There are two strategies in the TBRI® Connecting Principles- Mindful Awareness and Engagement.

Reserve your spot admin@adoptanewbeginning.org
ANB families – $30 per person or $50 per couple
Non-ANB  familis – $50 per person or $75 per couple

  • Pay via VENMO @anewbeginningadoption  (Type TBRI-Connecting March 2021 in the invoice/comments section)
  • Pay using this link and select “PAY FEES”  include your names and TBRI-Connecting March 2021 in the invoice box.
  • or email admin@adoptanewbeginning.org to process payment over the phone
Empowering principles

Trust-based relational intervention (TBRI) EMPOWERING PRINCIPLES via Zoom
Fall 2021 TBD from 6 pm – 8 pm

Taught by Becky Marquez, LPC, MFTI, TBRI Practitioner, TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children or childre from “hard places.”  Empowering principles is a term used in the TBRI® model.  It describes the attention to addressing the physical needs of a child and their felt safety.  Empowering principles help children learn important skills like self-regulation.  There are two types of empowering strategies:  Physiological Strategies, which focus on the internal physical needs of the child.  These include things like hydration, blood sugar and sensory needs.  Ecological Strategies, which focus on the child’s external environment include things like transitions, scaffolding (guided support appropriate to a child’s level that facilitates learning), routines and daily rituals.

Reserve your spot admin@adoptanewbeginning.org
ANB families – $30 per person or $50 per couple
Non-ANB  familis – $50 per person or $75 per couple

  • Pay via VENMO @anewbeginningadoption  (Type TBRI-Empowering April 2021 in the invoice/comments section)
  • Pay using this link and select “PAY FEES”  include your names and TBRI-Empowering April 2021 in the invoice box.
  • or email admin@adoptanewbeginning.org to process payment over the phone
correcting

Trust-based relational intervention (TBRI) CORRECTING PRINCIPLES via Zoom
Fall 2021 TBD –  6 pm – 8 pm

Taught by Becky Marquez, LPC, MFTI, TBRI Practitioner, TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children or childre from “hard places.”

In TBRI®, there are three goals for Correcting: Connected: Parent maintains connection with child (not disruptive to the relationship).  Content: Children end the episode feeling content (not discouraged or shamed).  Change: Behavior change occurs (for the positive)

The goal is real behavioral change not simply stopping the behavior at that moment.  In fact, through the Correcting Principles, the goal is for your child to gain mastery of important life skills and even strengthen your relationship through the process.

Reserve your spot admin@adoptanewbeginning.org
ANB families – $30 per person or $50 per couple
Non-ANB  familis – $50 per person or $75 per couple

  • Pay via VENMO @anewbeginningadoption  (Type TBRI-Correcting May 2021 in the invoice/comments section)
  • Pay using this link and select “PAY FEES”  include your names and TBRI-Correcting  May  2021 in the invoice box.
  • or email admin@adoptanewbeginning.org to process payment over the phone
Extended Family for Foster-Adopt and International Families
2021 Schedule TBD

Bring your family and friends to learn about how they can support you as you bring a child with a trauma background into your family.  We will talk about transitioning your child into your family, adoption terminology, how much of your child’s story to tell others and ways your people can support you.   This is traditionally a class that fills quickly.  Please plan to RSVP with the total number you wish to bring.

Be prepared to fill out the below form and return to Stephanie (stephanie@adoptanewbeginning.org) prior to the event.  This form includes information about your extended family who will be coming with you.

Extended Family Class RSVP form

Navigating Openness
2021 Schedule TBD

Learn how you can maintain an open adoption with your child’s birth family and help set healthy boundaries and expectations.  Get practical tips to keep your child safe in a world of social media.  If you have a closed adoption with no hope of openness, learn how you can shape your child’s identity and answer their difficult questions about birth family.  $10 per person.  Counts as 1.5 CEU’s.

Neurotherapy

An Introduction to Neurotherapy
Learn how trauma impacts brain function
March 25, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sarah Jordan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She is also certified Neurofeedback practitioner. She works with children, teens and adults to heal from a variety of issues including Trauma Recovery, AD(H)D, Anxiety, Depression, and Addiction Issues. She has particular experience working with individuals to heal from early childhood disruption and trauma and attachment issues. Sarah is trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and has experience working with Nancy Thomas. Sarah uses a multi-modal approach to helping individuals and families heal including Neurofeedback, EMDR, and family and individual counseling.

Sarah Jordan will be presenting on the Neurological effects of trauma, particularly early
childhood trauma and how it relates to attachment issues. She will also be discussing pathways for healing from trauma and attachment issues including neurological pathways through Neurofeedback.

Reserve your spot with admin@adoptanewbeginning.org
FREE

ZOOM LINK – Please use Video option and self mute except when asking questions.

https://bit.ly/2NYsa1g
Meeting ID: 838 8448 4573
Passcode: 711664

Preparing for Placement –  
2021 Schedule TBD

You will get practical tips for getting off to a strong start with your child.  You will receive a list of questions to ask the child’s foster parent to help with transition, learn more about the service plan and community resources and make a self-care plan.  $10 per person.  Counts as 1.5 CEU’s.

Sibling Preparation and Support-  
None scheduled at this time

Adding a child to your family can be especially stressful for the children already in your home.  This interactive class will give you and your kids the opportunity to talk about how to maintain and protect your relationship, develop a family safety plan and hear perspective from an adoptee about what it was like to join his adoptive family.  $10 per adoptive parent.  Counts as 1.5 CEU’s.

Diagnoses – What do the letters really mean?
2021 Schedule TBD

This class will be presented by Greg Deitchler, MA, LMFT, LPC, an expert on Reactive Attachment Disorder and adolescent mental health.  He will be talking about the most common diagnoses as well as the behaviors that are often attached to them.  $10 per person.  Counts as 1.5 CEU’s.

Practical Attachment Tools Diagnosis Class –
2021 Schedule TBD

This class will be presented by Greg Deitchler, MA, LMFT, LPC.  Mr. Deitchler has worked with hundreds of children and parents as well as contracted with local schools to help with attachment and behaviors.  This class will provide practical tools to foster attachment between you and your child.  $10 per person.  Counts as 1.5 CEU’s.