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Worthy and reposted from the Adoption Advocate No. 63
Many adopted children and children in foster care have experienced traumatic events which can impact their development and present challenges for both parents and educators. In the September 2013 issue of NCFA’s Adoption Advocate, author Kathleen Benckendorf outlines information, methods, and strategies that can help teachers and school officials better understand and meet the needs of children with histories of trauma, abuse, or neglect.
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Has your school sufficiently addressed your child’s specific needs related to adoption trauma? What are some creative ways great teachers have supported your child?
–Robin E. Sizemore, Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
Source: NCFA Releases Adoption Advocate No. 61: The Healing Power of “Giving Voice”
Children coming from situations of trauma, abuse, or neglect often experience the loss of their "voice" — their ability to voice their needs in a healthy way and trust that they will be met. Interventions for children from the "hard places" must include restoring voice, which in turn encourages trust, healing, and attachment. In the July 2013 issue of NCFA’s Adoption Advocate, Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross explore what the loss of voice means for children, and how appropriate interventions and therapies can allow them to give voice to their needs and experience healing within a safe, nurturing family. The article includes a brief list of recommended skills and strategies for parents and caregivers.
February 13, 2013, 11:00 AM CST – Webinar with special guest Martha Osborne, founder of RainbowKids.com. We will discuss Rainbow Kids, Special Needs adoptions, Waiting Children, post-adoption resources, international adoption trends and other adoption issues. Martha has long been revered in the adoption community as one of its best and most knowledgeable special needs and waiting child advocates. You will not want to miss this!
Be sure to register and have your questions answered by Martha Osborne and Resources4Adoption founder Cherri Walrod! Space is limited to 100 participants.
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Orphans Without Borders calls January 27th the day of Global Action For Children’s Rights to Have a Family. We invite people all over the world to support the orphans in Russia who became victims of the adoption ban.
Please, post your picture holding a sign that says – Orphans Without Borders (in your native language). Under it you can write – From Mother to Mother, From Parent to Parent, From Brother to Sister, From Father to Father, From Friend to Friend… Ask everyone to support it and "like" the page http://on.fb.me/WRlxYk
If you do not have a Facebook page, please, send your picture to Sasha D’Jamoos (Shulchev) firstname.lastname@example.org
Together we can help these children be with their families!
Natasha Shaginian-Needham, M.D.
Co-Founder of Orphans Without Borders
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Happy Families International Center,Inc.
Co-Founder of Artist Foundation in Russia