Resources for Families


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Ryan North

When Two Worlds Collide

posted on October 27, 2016

When I was a child, I wanted to be an airline pilot. I thought it would be the most romantic way to spend my days floating amongst the clouds. My dad traveled for work when I was a kid and…… Read More

Family Nurture Groups

posted on April 9, 2016

We strive to connect with our kids as we teach them new skills.  Before we can take away a survival skill, we need to replace it with a new one. One of the things we often suggest to families is…… Read More

Connection Jars

posted on March 7, 2016

Finding ways to connect with your kids can be hard. Connection jars can give you a quick and easy way to add connecting activities to your everyday routine. Set a certain time each day and allow each of your kids…… Read More

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Created to Connect Discussion Group for Women

posted on May 12, 2015

The Connected Child, co-authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis, has become one of the most helpful and encouraging books for adoptive and foster parents in helping them understand how to compassionately and effectively deal with the challenges that they and their…… Read More

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What’s the Measure of Success?

posted on April 24, 2015

Have you ever gone to bed at the end of a long day filled with dealing with your kids and felt as though overall you had done a terrible job of being a parent? Honestly, this was how I felt…… Read More

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5 Reasons We Struggle to Discipline the Way We Want To

posted on April 1, 2015

Parenting is hard and parenting children from hard places can present its own unique challenges. There are days that we do well and there are days when we need to repair the damage we have done. Listen as Jason and…… Read More

Ryan North

Expectations

posted on March 24, 2015

Let me start by saying that I believe most people mean well, but good intentions are just that, good intentions and nothing more. It always amazes me what complete strangers feel the liberty to say to people they don’t know.…… Read More

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Taking a New Look at Your Expectations

posted on March 11, 2015

As we encounter challenges and struggles, many of us discover that much of our frustration and disappointment is rooted in unrealistic expectations. Watch as Michael Monroe provides insight into the importance of realistic expectations and how by holding our expectations…… Read More

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Do I Have to Tell my Child That?

posted on January 30, 2015

Listen as Michael and Amy Monroe discuss the joys and challenges of sharing your child’s story with them. We need to remember that we have two responsibilities as; protecting their story and sharing it with them. This video is available…… Read More

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Empowered to Connect Parents Training Starts in February

posted on January 23, 2015

We are excited about our upcoming Empowered to Connect (ETC) Parent Trainings. ETC Parent Training is an interactive learning experience designed specifically for adoptive and foster parents. The ETC Parent Training was developed by Empowered To Connect and and relies…… Read More