Foster-Adopt and International Optional Classes

Available to A New Beginning families

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 or 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
*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.
FREE

Friends and Family Form
Extended Family and Friend Class RSVP form

TBRI Connecting

Trust-based relational intervention (TBRI) CONNECTING PRINCIPLES via Zoom
Fall 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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

Navigating Openness

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. 

Preparing for Placement –  

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.

Sibling Preparation and Support-  

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.