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Educational and Peer Support Group

Adoption-related, family-focused training and support for prospective and current adoptive parents 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 - 6:30 PM

Class Dates/Topics:

1/31 – Essential Elements of Trauma-Informed-Parenting

2/28 – Parenting to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences

3/27 – Child Traumatic Stress and its Impacts on Development

4/30 – Nurturing Resilience

5/29 – Discipline & Behaviors with 1-2-3 Magic

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

(In person and Zoom option)  


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Meeting ID: 831 0529 3069

Passcode: 449356

Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (In person)

Class Dates/Topic:

2/26 - (In person/zoom) What is Trauma? How does it affect foster and/or adopted youth?  What can you do to decrease additional trauma.

3/18 - (In person/zoom) 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. To better answer some of these questions, many adoptive families utilize life books.

4/15 - (In person/zoom)  Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention

What is Child Abuse? Signs of abuse?  What is a “MANDATED REPORTER” Addressing risk and protective factors at the individual, relational, community, and societal levels with foster and adoptive youth.

5/20 - (In person/zoom) Risk and Protective Factors in Adoption

Risk and protective factors that help make placement decisions.  Assessing what happens when a child returns to care or has a placement disruption.  Determining the supports that is necessary for a successful placement

6/10 - (In person/zoom) Self-Care for Parents and Professionals

7/22 - (In person/zoom) Building Adoption Competency- Understanding the perspective of the adoptee and birth parents and acknowledging that adoption is a lifelong journey with a need for ongoing training and support. 

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Location: 2610 Traceland Dr. Suite B, Tupelo, MS 38801

(In person only)

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Class Dates/Topics:

1/27– Children's exposure to violence

2/24 – The Power of Positive Reinforcement

3/16 – Using Praise & Active Ignoring 

4/20 - 1-2-3 Magic 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting (Part I)

5/18 - 1-2-3 Magic 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting (Part II)

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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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