1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 is a simple, group format discipline program for caregivers of children 2-12 years of age. The program can be used with average or special needs children. 1-2-3 Magic divides parenting responsibilities into three straightforward tasks: (1) controlling negative behavior, (2) encouraging good behavior, and (3) strengthening child-caregiver relationships. 1-2-3 Magic encourages gentle, but firm discipline without arguing, yelling, or spanking The recommended duration for this program is one to two, 1.5-hour sessions per week for 4-8 weeks. Services are provided in the family home, community agency, hospital, outpatient clinic, residential care facility, or […]

3-5-7 Model©

The 3-5-7 Model® is designed to help professionals and parents work with children and youth to address issues of grief and loss. It is an evidence-informed, guided-practice approach that supports the work of children and parents in grieving their losses and rebuilding their relationships in an effort to achieve well-being, safety and permanency. The 3-5-7 Model® asserts the belief that relationships are a continual process that gives rise to both hurt and wholeness. Healing is a relational process honoring the whole person: life story, life experiences, traumas, strength and resiliency. Children, youth and families have the ability to resolve their […]

Active Parenting of Teens

This video and discussion program are for parents of preteens and teens. Active Parenting of Teens, either alone or in conjunction with Teens in Action (called, Active Parenting of teens: Families in Action) would only need some additional discussion of issues related to adoption for the adoption population. Another curriculum based on the same AP model of parenting is called, Active Parenting in Step-families. In addition to all of the basic AP skills and concepts, it has a strong focus on how to build a new family when people come together with different histories. Such concepts as coping with loss, […]

Adaptive Information Processing model (AIP)

Adaptive Information Processing model (AIP) guides the use of EMDR. The theory is based on the belief trauma is stored and stuck in the brains neural network. Any memory of a traumatic event causes the child to connect to the negative feelings and cognition associated with it. The goal is to add adaptive behaviors to the neural network. This is accomplished through bilateral stimulation, a process that creates new neural pathways and the ability to access the stored trauma. This allows for the reprocessing of the trauma and reduction of associated anxiety, thereby creating new associations with memories and increasing […]

Adolescent-Focused Family Behavior Therapy (Adolescent FBT) AKA Family Behavior Therapy

Family Behavior Therapy (FBT) for adolescents is a comprehensive outpatient behavioral treatment that has, in controlled clinical trials, reduced drug and alcohol use, depression, family discord, school and work non-attendance, and conduct problems. FBT includes a menu of essential intervention components, including (1) Structured program orientation that includes prompts to gain feedback from clients and review issues; (2) Treatment planning options that are prioritized by the client and family; (3) Communication skills training exercises to develop positive relationships; (4) Job getting skills training to teach clients and family how to do well in job interviews; (5) A self-control intervention where […]

Adopted Teen Empowerment and Mentoring (ATEAM) Program

The Adopted Teen Empowerment and Mentoring Program (ATEAM) is a post-adoption service program designed for adopted teens in 6th – 12th grade. The ATEAM provides teen participants with an opportunity for mutual support and self-expression through group interactions with other adopted teens. Through the group support, the goal is to help youth develop stronger family attachments and enhance their future relationships. Adopted youth and adult mentors come together monthly to understand unique aspects of adoption and to see that their experiences and feelings related to adoption are normal. The program recognizes that in many cases when teens appear happy and […]

Adoption Journeys -MA.

Clinical and supportive services designed to support adoptive or guardianship families, including: (1) 24/7 availability through a toll-free number for support, information and referral; (2) Regional Response team that provides brief (4-6 months) counseling, advocacy and service coordination. They can also participate in meetings with schools, courts, and other community providers; (3) Respite Services: Family Social/Recreational, Child Recreational, & Child Care; (4) Family support groups and social opportunities for families and children, together and alone; and (5) Adoption competency training and professional development for community providers and DCF. Families can participate in all the services, or any combination of the […]

Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK)

The Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK) program provides peer-led support groups and training initiatives to all adoptive parents and relative/fictive-kin caregivers. ASK uses facilitators and trainers who have lived experiences with adopting. ASK has specialized support groups available for LGBTQ+, transracial, and deaf and hard of hearing. ASK also offers training on a variety of adoption-related topics. The support groups and trainings are available virtually.

ADOPTS therapy

ADOPTS provides families who have adopted one or more children with a therapist that works to complete a trauma assessment and tailor an individualized program to meet family specific needs.

Alabama Pre-Post Adoption Connections Program

The Alabama Pre-Post Connections Program (APAC) is a statewide program that provides a comprehensive range of services to all members of adoptive families. There are also certain services extended to prospective adoptive families, kinship care families, and professionals involved with the adoption population. APAC has three major service areas: (1) Preparing to Adopt: Valuable guidance and resources to help prospective adoptive parents and those in the early stages of the process navigate adoption. (2) Adoptive Family Services: Support services that are designed to meet the needs of adoptive families, including counseling, support groups, and post-adoption resources. (3) Training and Resources: […]
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