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Education and Peer Support Group

Adoption-related, family-focused training and support for prospective and current adoptive parents and current and prospective respite providers utilizing local professionals with expertise and resources in adoption and childhood trauma. The information reviewed and discussed is retrieved from evidence-based research and therapeutic modalities such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCB-T).

Location: 11975 Seaway Rd. Suite B300 Gulfport, MS 39503

(In person only)

Time: 5:30 PM

Class Dates/Topics:

2/28 – Essential Elements of Trauma-Informed-Parenting

3/28 – Parenting to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences

4/25 – Child Traumatic Stress and its Impacts on Development

5/31 – Nurturing Resilience

6/27 – Discipline & Behaviors with 1-2-3 Magic

7/25 – Praise Parenting: The Power of Positive Attention

Location: 4735 Old Canton Road, Suite 111, Jackson, MS 39211

(In person and Zoom option)  Click now to register for zoom!

Time: 11:45 AM

Class Dates/Topic:

2/13-Peer Support and Wrap Around Services. What do they include?  Benefiting from connections with others in similar circumstances

3/13-Risk and Protective Factors in Adoption 

4/17-Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention

5/22-Building Adoption Competency

6/12-Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency 

7/17-What is Trauma? How does it affect foster and/or adopted youth?  What can you do to decrease additional trauma. 

8/14-Life Books for Foster and Adopted Youth Prior to and after adoption, children and youth often have lingering questions about their past, their culture, where they come from, and what makes them unique. 


Location: 2610 Traceland Dr. Suite B, Tupelo, MS 38802

(In person only)

Time: 5:30 PM

Class Dates/Topics:

2/18 - Essential Elements of Trauma-Informed-Parenting

3/21– Parenting to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences

4/18 – Child Traumatic Stress and its Impacts on Development

5/23 – Nurturing Resilience


To register for all in person classes, please fill out the information below. An email will be sent to you for additional information. 

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