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1 07/2019

Backstage Pass with Carrie O’Toole: Relinquishment

By |2019-08-08T13:50:19-04:00July 1st, 2019|Backstage Pass|

This edition of Backstage Pass deals with a sticky, controversial, and painful issue in the adoptive parenting world, and yet it is a reality that some families are walking through.  Where can you go if you are thinking that you just can't do this anymore?  Is there hope after relinquishment? This month, Mike welcomes Carrie [...]

5 12/2018

Masterclass with Jayne Schooler: The Meaning Behind Behavior

By |2018-12-05T03:25:11-05:00December 5th, 2018|Masterclass Series|

Are you tired of trying to deal with tantrums, melt-downs, manipulation, lying, violence, control, self-harm, promiscuity?  Wondering just how to "fix" these behaviors? You might be realizing that "fixing" behaviors may not actually work anyways. We've been there too!  That's why we are so excited to welcome back Jayne Schooler for an hour-long Masterclass that will [...]

22 09/2018

Backstage Pass with Sherrie Eldridge: Feelings of Rejection

By |2019-08-13T04:59:08-04:00September 22nd, 2018|Backstage Pass|

What is the "lens of rejection" that many adoptees see through?  How might this affect relationships between children and their adoptive and foster parents? We are so pleased to welcome back our friend, Sherrie Eldridge for her second Backstage Pass Interview.  Sherrie is an international speaker and established author within the adoptive community and, as [...]

30 07/2018

Masterclass with Brooke Randolph: R.A.D., D.T.D., and Attachment

By |2018-07-27T21:44:32-04:00July 30th, 2018|Masterclass Series|

We are pleased to welcome our good friend (and regular Live Q&A therapist) Brooke Randolph to this month’s Oasis Masterclass.  She will be teaching on the problem with R.A.D. (Reactive Attachment Disorder) as a diagnosis, about D.T.D. (Developmental Trauma Disorder), and why attachment strategies fail. It’s Brooke’s goal to encourage, equip, and empower individuals and [...]

9 05/2018

Live Q and A with Brooke Randolph: Brain Spotting

By |2018-06-06T22:18:02-04:00May 9th, 2018|Live Q&A|

We heard how much you loved having Brooke Randolph (LMHC) answer questions, last August, in our Live Q and A all about mental health. So... we invited her back this month for another Live Q and A all about Brain Spotting. If you missed it live, be sure to catch this replay all about understanding [...]

19 01/2018

Kitchen Table Talks: From Surviving to Thriving

By |2018-06-06T22:20:08-04:00January 19th, 2018|Kitchen Table Talks|

Ever feel like you are just barely making it through the day?  Yeah, we've been there too!  Maybe what started out as an exciting journey has met the reality of raising children who come from trauma and hard, hard places.  So many special needs, the daily rages, school issues, exhaustion, frustration, anger...and before you know [...]

20 12/2017

Masterclass with Deborah Gray: Nurturing Attachments

By |2018-06-06T22:21:27-04:00December 20th, 2017|Masterclass Series|

Our second Masterclass is one you do not want to miss!  We are incredibly blessed to welcome our good friend, the wonderful Deborah Gray, to share her detailed training on Nurturing Attachments.  This, almost two hour, intensive training helps parents to understand what is behind the behaviors of children who've endured trauma.  Gray introduces many [...]