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A Sensory World: Making Sense of Sensory Disorders
Children from hard places are often impacted in many different ways by their histories.  One of the most profound, yet often overlooked, is the way in which these children’s sensory processing ...
Adoption Awareness in School Assignments: A Guide for Parents and Educators
Several common school assignments can make foster and adoptive children feel left out, uncomfortable, sad, and hurt. Projects like the ‘Family Tree’, ‘Bring-a-Baby Picture’ and ‘Trace Your Genetic ...
Alternative Care for Children Without Parental Care
When children do not have the option of remaining with their birth families, other approaches must be taken to prevent them from entering or remaining in orphanages. These resources begin to explore ...
Attach-- Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children
ATTACH, the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children, is an international coalition of professionals and families dedicated to helping those with attachment difficulties ...
Becoming an Advocate for Your Child in School
The school experience is an important aspect in the life of a child. And yet, school often presents unique and sometimes unexpected challenges for both children and parents in adoptive and foster ...
Before You Go
How does it happen that two people can be experiencing the same circumstances and conditions on their mission trip, and one person is having a great time, while the other is miserable as can be? And ...
Better Care Network Toolkit
This resource is to aid social work and child care practitioners and policy makers around the world in planning and providing better care for children—including family strengthening and out of home ...
Bible Reading Plan for Children
This Bible reading plan for children by David Murray is characterized by: 1. Brevity. I want this to be do-able. It is more important to be reading small chunks of Scripture regularly than ...
Billy Had to Move: A Foster Care Story (Growing with Love)
Child Protection Services have been involved with Billy and his mother for some time now. He has been happily settled in a kinship placement with his grandmother and enjoys his pet cat, interacting ...
Children, Orphanages, and Families: A Summary of Research to Help Guide Faith-Based Action
THE FAITH TO ACTION INITIATIVE, 2014 This Summary of Research is offered to churches, faith-based organizations, and individuals of faith seeking evidence-based information about the best ways to ...
Connecting With Kids Through Stories: Using Narratives To Facilitate Attachment In Adopted Children
Children whose early development has been damaged by abuse or neglect are notoriously difficult to reach. Through many years' therapeutic work with adopted children and their families, Denise B. ...
Creative Ways to Help Your Child Learn New Behaviors
Children from hard places have been impacted, often significantly, by their histories. These impacts vary, but often include changes in their brain development and brain chemistry. In addition, ...
Effective Discipline Strategies for Adoptive and Foster Families
Watch this video from adoption and foster care expert Dr. Karyn Purvis: Effective Discipline Strategies for Adoptive & Foster Families - Dr. Karyn Purvis from Tapestry on ...
Factsheet for Foster Parents Considering Adoption
This factsheet for families summarizes what foster parents should consider while deciding whether to adopt their foster child or youth. While this factsheet does not address the specifics of how to ...
Family Life Radio Broadcasts
Family Life has a number of great radio broadcasts about adoption and orphan care.  They cover everything from the theology of adoption to global orphan care movements to sharing the stories on ...
Field Guide to Child Welfare, Volumes I-IV
The "Field Guide to Child Welfare" is a comprehensive, four-volume resource for child welfare workers and supervisors to use in their everyday practice. The guide describes basic theory, practical ...
Finding a Place to Start
Parents who are struggling to connect with their children often find it difficult to find any real measure of hope. In this brief video, Dr. Karyn Purvis talks about the importance for parents to ...
Gentling: A Practical Guide to Treating PTSD in Abused Children
Gentling represents a new paradigm in the therapeutic approach to children who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and have acquired Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a ...
Global Education Statistics
• An estimated 130 million of the world's 15- to 24- year-olds cannot read or write. • There are 781 million illiterate adults worldwide, and 64 percent of them are women. • Nearly 115 ...
Helping you teach your children empathy and justice
  Kids are active. They like to play. They like to experiment. They like to create. Family Activities do the kinds of things kids already like to do, but with purpose. Each ...
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