Education and support are vital components for strengthening adoptive, foster, and kinship families’ health. We are glad you are seeking to learn! May these resources strengthen your whole family on your parenting journey!

Help One Child’s Education Program focuses on three areas.

  1. Adoption/Foster Care/Kinship Care
  2. Trauma
  3. Attachment

Short Videos on Trauma, Attachment, and/or Adoption / Foster / Kinship Parenting:

Several factors can change the course of kids’ lives: feeling seen and heard by a caring adult, being patiently taught coping strategies and resilience-building techniques, and being with adults who know about the effects of such experiences.

A powerful video which explains the effects of childhood trauma. Get your tissues-dare you not to cry.

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Compassion Fatigue: Parenting a High Needs Child

by LauraBeth DeHority, PsyD, LMFT What is Compassion Fatigue? This term describes the physical, emotional and psychological impact of helping others. Caregivers of traumatized children experience daily behaviors that make them feel exhausted, helpless and sometimes even detached or numb.  Parents of children with high needs become worn down from the constant need to quickly:…

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Managing Aggressive Trauma Behaviors with Eva Gonzales, LMFT

Show Notes: Justice Resource Institute: JRI.org www.gonzalesfamilycounseling.com Guest Bio: Eva Gonzales is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of clinical experience in Contra Costa County. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at University of California Davis and her Master of Arts in Counseling at Argosy University. Eva has had…

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Trauma Informed Parenting Resources

Browse the collection of educational materials provided in video, article, blog, podcast, etc. formats with emphasis on attachment, skills needed to create healing environments for children who had experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and more specifically those who are in care outside their family of origin.

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Youth impacted by foster care, exposed to early childhood trauma and disrupted attachment often statistically deal with other challenges at a higher rate, so please reach out to our FAMILY SERVICES DIRECTOR if you are in need of referrals for additional services, resources or support in a specific area.

This resource list focuses on trauma, attachment and foster/adoptive/kinship family lens, but if you are in need of more specialized resources for mental illness, developmental differences, medical complexities, learning needs, special education, addiction, juvenile justice, homelessness, out of home placement, etc.

Help One Child is a faith-based, non-profit organization serving families of at-risk youth impacted by foster care or adoption.  We serve ANY family in these demographics without regard to race, creed, religious preference, etc. Help One Child does not screen for or endorse opinions of speakers, educational materials, blog articles, podcast interviews, support group curriculum or resources and referrals. Inclusion of resources does not equal an endorsement of another organization, individual or content.