Post Adoption Support Services

Building Hope for Adoptive Families

Center for Child and Family Health


Parent Workshops

We offer a number of educational workshops for parents on topics of interest, such as a transracial adoption, parenting a child with difficult behaviors, and healing from child trauma. Some of our most popular workshops include:

Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Many children who no longer live with their biological parent have experienced trauma, such as separation/loss and abuse or neglect. Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma workshop is an 8-week group for parents on how exposure to trauma can impact a child’s development and how certain tools and strategies can help your child heal. Understanding how trauma affects children can help you make sense of your child’s sometimes baffling behavior, feelings, and attitudes. Once you understand why your child behaves the way he or she does, you’ll feel better prepared to help him or her cope with the effects of trauma. The group is led by clinicians and individuals with real life experience as adoptive parents as well as individuals who were in foster care/adopted.

Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma was developed by National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). For more information about the Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma workshop, click here to visit their website.

Parenting Through Change

Parenting Through Change (PTC) is a 12 week, group based intervention for parents of children and adolescents with difficult behaviors and emotions.  PTC focuses on the parents and teaches core skills related to skill encouragement, limit setting, monitoring, problem solving, and positive involvement.  Each week parents build on previously learned skills that are applied to their particular family and practiced at home throughout the course of treatment.  PTC provides specific strategies that are found to be effective in reducing power struggles between parent and child and a better parent-child relationship.


For more information about when we will be hosting our next Parent Workshop, please visit our Current Events page.