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FREE Adoption Prep. Course – Trauma Informed Parenting Solutions (TIPS) Huntsville, AL

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FREE Adoption Prep. Courses will begin in Huntsville on July 8th!

During the TIPS training, you will join a class of 6 to 15 families, forming a support system that often extends beyond the program. The classes are co-led by a social work trainer and an adoptive parent, allowing participants to benefit from real-life experiences and learn from one another throughout the course. Trauma-Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence, individuals and families are prepared to make an informed decision about becoming an adoptive family. Families learn about their strengths and needs as they relate to the following twelve skills:

– Knowing your own family
– Communicating effectively
– Knowing the children
– Building strengths; meeting needs
– Working in partnership
– Being loss and attachment experts
– Teaching healthy behaviors
– Building connections that helps keep youths connected to their pasts and identities
– Building self-esteem for children and youth
– Assuring health and safety for children
– Assessing how adoption will affect your family
– Making an informed decision

Intake must be performed prior to course enrollment. Once intake is performed, all relevant information, including the address will be shared with participants. Contact apac@childrensaid.org to learn more. Classes last 11 weeks.