One of the hardest parts of the foster and adoptive journey is trying to figure out what in the world is going on with your child. Why are they behaving the way they are? Where are the outbursts coming from and, more importantly, why after a great day at the zoo or the park? But [...]
This month we welcomed our good friend, therapist, and coach, Ligia Cushman, M.A. to the Live Q&A Broadcast to discuss strategies multiracial families can use to begin thriving. It was a deep and powerful conversation. The questions Ligia answered were deep, and difficult, but necessary and transformational. Check out the replay now!
For the month of April, we are excited to welcome our good friend Dr. Laura Anderson to the series to answer your biggest questions about sensory needs (but also any other BIG questions you have!) If your child often loses control of their body, makes loud noises, uses their body as a battering ram, and [...]
It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. At some point, foster and adoptive parents will face a moment of crisis. It could be small, or it could be significant. In any case, we must have a solid plan in place to effectively respond to and manage the situation. But most importantly, [...]
[Expert Training] Food Fights: Feeding & Nurturing For Foster & Adoptive Families- Brooke Randolph (March 2022)
Food hoarding, food battles, and obsessive behaviors over food! You may even have more to add to this list. The fact is, food insecurities are common amongst children with a trauma history. And issues surrounding food are so deeply seeded within our children that, at times, it seems that there's recovery, let alone, a way [...]
[Live Q&A Replay] Understanding Trauma’s Impact On Your Children with Brooke Randolph (February 2022)
This month we are pleased to welcome Brooke Randolph to our Monthly Live Q&A call with a therapist. In this call Mike and Brooke talked about trauma's impact, disrupted attachment, what in the world brain spotting is, how to effectively help your child's school understand their trauma in a simplistic way, and much more! We [...]
As caregivers, it can be hard to deal with your child’s behavior. Particularly behaviors that can wear on your nerves day after day. The constant loud noises, using your body as a battering ram, and the inability to stop themselves from moving all over the place (to name a few) can leave you exhausted and [...]
Are you parenting a child with a FASD? Have you struggled to make sense of behaviors, their shift from calm and peaceful, to disrespectful and defiant, or aggressive and agitated? If so, you're not alone. In this edition of our Expert Training Videos, our good friend, and FASD educator, Jeff Noble, walks us through keys [...]
We are excited to debut our brand new Oasis Expert Trainings. Each month we will share a new training video to help you achieve success as a caregiver. Our content format will follow our flagship trauma knowledge content and center on 6 key areas: trauma understanding, attachment building, behavior response and management, regulation strategies, home [...]
Kristin and Nicole are back with another Kitchen Table Talk. Let's have an open conversation about diversity. This is what we need in 2020. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and join Kristin and Nicole at the table.