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Category: Difficult Discussions

Difficult Discussions

Foster and Adoptive Parent Support Group Listings and Look-Ups

As you build your support network, here are some tips, resources and links you may find helpful:

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"Grand Canyon" - The Story Isn't Over Yet

Greg Eubanks shares concepts from a trauma-informed model called Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI®) and in this post, encourages foster and adoptive families that their stories aren't over, no matter how tough it gets.

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WACAP Now Podcast: On Haiti, Preparing for Storms, and the Children

In this 2017 podcast, on the eve of Hurricane Irma, the orphanage caregivers and the children in Haiti had prepared for the storm, should Haiti be in Irma's direct path. In this podcast with Maya Andreic, program manager of WACAP's Haiti program, you'll learn more about the children waiting for families and the stability they need between the storms we hear about, and the ones we don't.

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7 Tips for Responding to Difficult News and Events With Your Kids

WACAP's clinical director discusses the events, news, and crises impacting children of color and their parents in today's society, and she offers seven suggestions to help parents respond to and connect with their transracially adopted kids.

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WACAP Now Podcast: On Identity, Race, and What Children Need to See Growing Up

A candid discussion about adoption, race and identity with Jacob, adopted from Colombia in the mid '80s. Learn about his experience growing up adopted as a child of color in a predominately white neighborhood, and what, looking back as an adult, he wishes his parents had known as he was grappling with questions about where he belonged.



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Eight Tips to Strengthen Parent-Child Attachment When One Parent Is Rejected

Eight tips to help couples who've adopted a young child strengthen parent-child bonds, especially if the child struggles with attachment to a parent after adoption.

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Loving Your Older Child, Even When the Feelings Are Hard to Find

Some tips for families about how to build and strengthen emotional connections with children who've joined their families through adoption, especially parents who've adopted older kids.

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­­When Love Isn’t Enough

"What happens when love isn’t enough?" This article talks about adoption and dissolution, safeguards that can help families thrive, and the support that's available when families are having difficult conversations.

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