Podcast Episodes

January 19, 2022

Applying the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard While Fostering

Have you ever been confused about when and for how long you can leave your foster child with a caregiver? Do you have to get permission from the social worker? Listen to this month's podcast with Emily Kaiser for an inside scoop on the reasoning behind the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard for the state of California and explore common applications. Emily Kaiser, LCSW, is not only an adoptive professional, but also an adoptive Mom and Auntie!
December 15, 2021

Recapturing Missed Attachment

Don't stress about your child's attachment! It can form later and at any point. Listen to this month's just released podcast on "Recapturing Missed Attachment" with Donna Erickson, MA. Find hope in her sharing how to relax and strengthen attachment with children who joined your family through foster care, adoption or kinship placements.
November 17, 2021

Supporting Your Foster and Adoptive Child’s Learning

Does your child struggle with learning? Listen to the Help One Child's newest podcast with Jennifer Giese,MS, a school psychologist and resource parent, as she shares on how foster/adoptive parents can better support their children's education.
October 20, 2021

Strengthening Your Relationships and Marriage While Parenting High Needs Kids

Strengthen your relationships and marriage! Parenting children is hard work and can take a toll on marital bliss. Listen in to this month's podcast with Laura Beth DeHority, LMFT, as she shares about common marriage challenges and solutions faced while parenting children from hard places.
September 22, 2021

Anger Styles and Management

Often foster and adoptive parents hope love will be enough. It's not. It's complicated and filled with emotion. Listen to this month's newly released podcast with Donna Erickson, MA, specifically addressing anger and frustration. Sharpen your ability to manage frustration and anger, so you can model healthy expressions to your children.
August 18, 2021

Engaging Curiosity with Our Dysregulated Children

Have you ever thought of your parenting role including emotion detective? Dysregulation, better known as a meltdown, is going to happen. Meltdowns are fueled with emotion and are difficult for parents and children alike. Listen to this month's just released podcast episode to learn more about strengthening your curiosity and toolbox of other parenting skills. David Bergesen, MFT shares his wisdom and expertise as an adoptive grandparent and therapist who has worked with trauma exposed youth and their families for over 35 years as founder of COFY, Community Options for Family and Youth in Contra Costa County, serving kids in tbs, probation, and residential programs, many with IEPs and mental health needs.
July 21, 2021

INTENTIONALLY SIMPLIFYING ALL FACETS OF FAMILY LIFE TO ADDRESS CHILDREN’S TRAUMA-RELATED BEHAVIORAL CHALLENGES

How does a cluttered home relate to trauma? Or does it? Listen in to this month’s podcast on simplifying all facets of family life to address children’s trauma-related behavior challenges. Claudia Mercier, MA, shares insight from 25+ years of parenting, adopting and fostering.
June 16, 2021

Trauma Informed Practices and Resiliency Building for Children

Do you ever wonder why the love and nurture you provide doesn't resolve the negative behavior for children in your care? This is a marathon, not a sprint and takes such an extended period to rewire a child's brain and grow a human. Listen in to this month's podcast with Julie Kurtz, LMFT, to better parent your adopted, foster, or kinship placed child.