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This sweet young lady asked us if she could take her baby for a ride. Of course the answer was YES! Hearing ”no” can feel frustrating and powerless to children, especially if they make repeated, challenging requests! A YES response helps us all feel we are being heard, understood, and that our voice matters. How can you change your NO into a YES? “Mom I want to go ride Richie today!” “Yes, I’m sure Sir Richard misses you too, and he’ll be so happy to see you on Thursday, at our regular time.” #positiveparenting #sayyesmorethanno #tbri #littlespringsfarm #equineassistedlearning @natural_lifemanship #lovemakesafamily #adoptionawarenessmonth #focusonthefamily #focusonparenting


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Foster and Adoptive parents, sign up here
http://eepurl.com/dM8t8c or in profile to receive information on how to join me for two free online trainings!! We will discuss practical tips, tools and strategies for navigating Thanksgiving, Christmas and the holiday season! If you are unable to attend the training times, you will receive a recording. Space is limited so sign up today! Details on how to join the call will be sent next week. The event will take place 7pm EST.#holidays #christmas #thanksgiving #adoptionishard #fostercareishard #trauma #internationaladoption #tbri #lifecoaching #fostertoadopt #connectedchild #attachment #adoptivemom #adoptivefamily #adopted #fostercare #christian #parenting #traumainformed #christianadoption #toddleradoption


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Just wrapped another great day of #TBRIFridays trainings in Pineville, Covington & Shreveport! Thanks to our amazing trainers, partners, and host sites for making these trainings accessible to child welfare caregivers and professionals in Louisiana! Join us December 14th for our next training (link in bio) #TBRI #kidsneedfamilies


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#worldadoptionday ... I sometimes struggle with how to accurate express adoption and my feelings about it. I’m usually not about romanticizing it-because it’s kind of the hardest thing I can imagine anyone doing...ever. It’s also hard to BE adopted. But it’s also a very beautiful thing too. It’s made me into a much better human. So I guess that’s what I feel- it’s both hard- on everyone involved- and it’s beautiful. And David (husband, scientist, chiropractor🤓) and I are sharing our story- what has helped us, what has brought us freedom, what tools we have that we wish we knew about from the beginning! All of it! Link to our class in profile!
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#simplewellfree #goldendropsociety #tbri


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After being on a workout break for a few days to let my neck REST, I was cranky as heck!! THRILLED to get moving again tonight! 🤪
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I wasn’t stoked when my youngest daughter wanted to jump in with me, but after choosing an enthusiastic YES INSTEAD, we both had so much FUN and it was another way for us to CONNECT together again! .
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An important reminder for me that opportunities for connecting are ALWAYS around us, if only we’re willing to see it! ❤️👊🏽
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#reallifeinabigfamily #expandthetent #socialworkersrock #transforaminalinjection #tbri #connectedparenting #transracialadoption


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#ThankfulThursday
How ca-UTE is this! Draw a math equation from the deck, and jump to that space on the board. The two kids, who designed it have really struggled to resolve conflict with one another, without becoming physically aggressive. Since they completed this craft, they’ve begun writing and illustrating mini books together! 🤔 Come to think of it, I don’t think they’ve hit each other at all in a couple of weeks!!!😮😍 And here I was afraid we weren’t making #progress. God’s got us!
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#Transformation #Journey #Testimony #DomesticViolence #ChildAbuse #Trauma #PTSD #TBRi #Survivor #Family #Faith #Hope #Love #Motivated #Blessed


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Facing a new chapter in life is a common theme for many of the people we meet, and it’s true for ALL of the horses who have joined our family. Equines develop VERY deep attachments with their birth mothers, yet very few live out their lives together. I wonder how often we pause to consider this. Humans have the luxury of processing the past, but horses are forced deal with each new living situation as it presents itself. In both cases, “Choice” is often an omitted luxury. It is for this reason, connection between horse and human can bring hope and healing. #littlespringsfarm #ihaveavoice #horsesofinstagram #tbri @natural_lifemanship #equineassistedlearning #adoption #adoptionrocks #oursacredbreath


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Hi. It’s me, Louie. I’ve heard my mom say that therapy should be fun, that it shouldn’t be something that makes your heart sink when you see it on your calendar. It’s work, yes, but it should be something that provokes smiling. I can’t always post them here, but I’m glad I get to be one of those smile makers. .
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#canineassistedtherapy #attachment #PACE #ddp #tbri #fostercare #adoption #aat #goldenretriever #facilitydog


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Good words from @traumaandco! I saw another post today that said: adoption does mean love but it starts from feelings of hurt, loss, and grief. That is SO TRUE! Adoption is beautiful but it also ALWAYS means loss or hurt for someone else. #adoptionmeanslove #fostercare #fosterparents #orphanministry #tbri #trauma


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God gives us emotions in which to experience life. As a parent of a foster or adoptive child, do you ever get really upset and overwhelmed with your child's behavior? If so, it is helpful to remember that our emotions come and go and won't last forever. This gives us hope to survive the distress we may find ourselves in when parenting. Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. -Psalm 30:5#adoptionishard #fostercareishard #trauma #internationaladoption #tbri #lifecoaching #fostertoadopt #connectedchild #attachment #adoptivemom #adoptivefamily #adopted #fostercare #christian #parenting #traumainformed #christianadoption #toddleradoption


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11/15, 6:30PM-8:30PM, Workshop Series: Trust-Based Relational Intervention
This workshop will introduce Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), an attachment-based, trauma-informed, evidenced-based intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.

Link in bio to learn more & to register.


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This book is SO GOOD! #Adoptive parents - it is a MUST READ! #tbri #theconnectedchild #adoption


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Oh this boy... you’ve taught us to stay in the moment, to hold tight to hope, and to celebrate small victories along with the big ones. God gave us a little bitty acorn to care for 2 years ago when you showed up on our doorstep, and now you’re growing into a strong little oak tree. 🌳
The nature vs. nurture debate is always in the back of my mind with you. We knew when you came that love conquers so much. It can redeem the hard and the broken, but it does not erase. Sometimes (many times) it interrupts our day to day and we are reminded of things that happened before you came, which is not my story to tell. But we continue learning to navigate and regulate and advocate together.
Here’s to forever, buddy. 💙

#adoptionrocks #adoptionjourney #fosterlove #fostercare #tbri #spd #moments_of_mom


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I listened to an old recording of Bryan Post and Karyn Purvis last night. It took me all the way back to 2007, when The Connected Child was hot off the press. (You can read about that books influence on my life here: http://www.tereasamansfield.com/my-story/) It was so neat to hear two huge influencers in connected parenting talk about their work during a time when it was all so "fresh and new." Dr. Purvis actually made the point that what we are having to learn about now is actually the way our great-grandmothers and the mothers before them parented.

I couldn't help but laugh when Bryan told Karyn she should make a DVD series. We all know how that turned out!

My biggest take away from the interview was that we can't take our children where we haven't been. They even discussed how terribly wrong TBRI can go if a parent hasn't done the work to heal his or herself first.
This is why I focus on parents in my coaching. I am not a therapist, but I do coach parents to be mindful and reflective of their own states before trying to fix the state of their children. "A stressed-out parent can't calm a stressed-out child." What one thing can you do today to care for yourself?
#selfcare #connectedparenting #tbri #parentcoach #parentcoaching #karynpurvis #bryanpost #beyondconsequences #fostercare #fostertoadopt #adoption #nationaladoptionmonth


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So long! Can’t believe it’s time to go! Hearts so close should not be so far away!!! #heart #hearts #two #memories #tbri #friends #connected #gospel #godisgood


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He said, “The Dragon egg you’re drawn to speaks a truth about you”
The egg she chose was ‘compassion’.
I laughed and said, “She’s my least compassionate child!”
He said, “What we are drawn to isn’t always reflective of what we have to give but of what we so desperately need.”
#micdrop #takemymoney #wordsofwisdom #conviction #TBRI #lovelanguage #foster2adopt


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Iepazīstieties ar atbalsta centra fantastisko komandu - Sandra, Amanda, Kaspars, Ļuba, Kodija, Tabita, Vēsma un Dace. .
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#atbalstacentrs #tilts #tbri #TCC #KTBA #centrstilts


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Looking forward to digging into this today with our @RedemptionBibleChapel adoption, foster support group.
Parenting with a balance of structure and nurture. “Having Appropriate levels of structure and high levels of nurture create the optimal parenting “window” in which we find adolescents into their adulthood that had the best outcomes. This group had the least drug use, promiscuity and acting out behaviour along with the ability to be the most emotionally present in relationships.”
#theconnectedchild #theconnectedparent #TBRI #adoption #fostercare #safefamiliesforchildren #bepresent


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At the Help, Hope, Heal conference last weekend, I presented a workshop on parenting with connection. One model we went over was the PACE model of engagement from attachment therapist, Daniel Hughes. Dr. Hughes, recommends that parents try to remember and implement the components of this acronym during their daily interactions with their children.
P- Playfulness, being playful with tone of voice, facial expressions and actions.
A- Acceptance, fully accepting your child (not their behavior) and accepting all of your feelings. Parenting is hard!
C- Curiosity, being curious about your child's behavior, why are they acting the way they are? Being curious about your responses. Why are you responding the way you do?
E- Empathy, responding to your child with empathy and kindness. Growing up is hard work! Don't forget to be kind and nurturing to yourself too!!#adoptionishard #fostercareishard #trauma #internationaladoption #tbri #lifecoaching #fostertoadopt #connectedchild #attachment #adoptivemom #adoptivefamily #adopted #fostercare #christian #parenting #traumainformed #christianadoption


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This puts so many things into perspective. I’m so thankful for this training that hubby and I are getting.
#kidsfromhardplaces #tbri #fostertoadopt #mamabear #trauma


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Training in Indy today. This is a fun set up for the center of the table. Curious to see how this training goes. The training is over Trust Based Relational interventions. #learning #tbri


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Want to thrive not just survive this holiday season? Join me for this fully online, faith- based coaching group just for foster and adoptive parents! We will have connection time, parenting tips and we will learn a new skill, all for a very affordable price! A private Facebook group is included for additional encouragement and support.

What if this holiday season you gained new tools? Tools that will help you not just survive the holiday season— but tips and strategies to help you THRIVE this season!
Join me, and a small group of other adoptive and foster parents, for this four week fully ONLINE holiday coaching group. In addition to focusing on practical holiday tips, we will learn tools to manage emotions, communicate more assertively and survive crises.

Schedule • November 14th- Connect With Other Parents, Emotional Regulation Skill, Parenting Tip
November 28th- Connect With Other Parents, Emotional Regulation Skill, Parenting Tip
December 5th- Connect With Other Parents, Communication Skill, Parenting Tip
December 12th- Connect With Other Parents, Crisis Skill, Parenting Tip
Wednesday evenings 6:45 pm – 8:00pm via Zoom Video Communication from the comfort of your home!! Will consider adding a Monday morning group just for moms if there is interest. Just let me know!! Includes: • weekly group meeting AND a private Facebook group to share encouragement and gain additional support.
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o 6:45 – 7:00– Connection time with other parents where we share encouragement, victories and wins
o 7:00 – 8:00- mindfulness tool, teaching and coaching through skill, holiday tip
o Total price for all four sessions is $100/ individual or $125/ couple
Limited to: 6 individuals or 6 couples (minimum of 4 individuals to host the group)

Contact: rwitkowski@empoweredcalling.com for more information or to register!!#adoptionishard #fostercareishard #trauma #internationaladoption #tbri #lifecoaching #fostertoadopt #connectedchild #attachment #adoptivemom #adoptivefamily #adopted #fostercare #christian #parenting #traumainformed #christianadoption


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This is our beautiful clinical therapy intern, Wadzie. She wants you to know that #RedTubDay is coming up!!! We are in need of church partners and sponsors to meet the need of nearly 700 kids in foster care. Link in bio to sign up to sponsor the party or a tub! #mfcc #redtubday #tbri #connectionbasedcare @memphisfamilycc


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This is our beautiful clinical therapy intern, Wadzie. She wants you to know that #RedTubDay is coming up!!! We are in need of church partners and sponsors to meet the need of nearly 700 kids in foster care. Link in bio to sign up to sponsor the party or a tub! #mfcc #redtubday #tbri #connectionbasedcare @memphisfamilycc


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These are the kind of notes you get in your lunch box when your parents have attended @empoweredtoconnect conferences for a few years and TBRI trainings.
Stick together. No hurts. Have fun!
#tbri #traumainformed #empoweredtoconnect #adoptionchangeslives #kidsfromhardplaces #adoption #parentingkidswithspecialneeds #barrentoblessed #kidsareworthit


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THE LANGUAGE OF PLAY.

Sometimes, depending on the age and situation, kids may not be able to verbalize what they are feeling and why they are feeling it. They just know they feel something yucky inside and do not know what to do about it.

For our kids, trauma-informed care teaches us that their actions may not align with what they are truly feeling. We want to communicate with our kids through their language: play.

We teach our foster parents to build trust through playful engagement. This allows the child to communicate what they are feeling in their own language while disarming fear.





#TBRI #FosterFocus fostercare #thisisfostercare #fosterlove #hope #healthyfamily 
#fosterfamily #teambuilding #charity #volunteer #serviceproject #restore #foster #williamsoncounty #texas #atx #roundrock #church


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Our youngest trick-or-treaters continue the tradition. .
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The whole fam bam and neighbors all walked the hood together! .
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Big guys have to come help with the littles if they want to share the spoils. 😉They also get lots of chances to teach patience, kindness, and gratefulness along the way.
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Love our crazy crew!
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And in the spirit of keeping it real: I didn’t talk about the fights, teasing, frustrations, and meltdowns that were also a part of our night.
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For some kiddos (& grownups!) holidays with really big expectations are fraught with anxiety and hard. .
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So we go slowly, cocoon over and over again as needed, and remind us all that we’re all in this together! .
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👊🏽✌🏽❤️ to all the parents & kiddos who had a rough night. .
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You aren’t alone. Healing is possible. Reach out for a lifeline if you need it, k?
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#reallifeinabigfamily #halloween #adoptivemama #tbri #connectedparenting #connectedparentingevenonbigdays #gimmeeallthecandy #candymeltdown


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This says it all! Their faces! Giving Care & Receiving Care! Simple! Retiring the brain! #givecare #receivecare #tbri


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