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We provide solutions for caregivers of foster & adopted children

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study indicates that childhood trauma is related to a decrease in life expectancy. All foster and adopted children have experienced some level of trauma. As a result, they often face:

  • Grief at loss of bio family
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Learning challenges
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Attachment disorders
  • Oppositional defiance
  • Self-harm
  • Mental health disorders

 

When these trauma-related issues are left untreated, foster and adopted children are at risk for a future that includes dropping out of school, criminal activity, teenage pregnancy and institutionalization.

Parents of children with a history of trauma often find themselves at a loss to break these cycles. Traditional parenting techniques don’t seem to work. Training they received before the child entered the home was not enough or as been forgotten. Friends and family provide well-meaning advice that is ineffective, and caregivers are left feeling confused and overwhelmed by what their children need in the midst of everyday struggles.

 

If that resonates with you, Chosen can help!

 

Our experts in trauma-informed care assist foster/adoptive parents or kinship caregivers with life-on-life application of these areas at ANY point on the journey:

 

  • Trauma’s effects on the brain
  • Age-related developmental impacts of trauma
  • Adult attachment styles as related to foster/adopted children
  • Connecting tools
  • Trauma-informed correction techniques
  • Felt safety
  • Sensory processing-focused calming engagement
  • Helping a child understand his/her story
  • Self-care while on the foster/adoption journey
  • Best-in-class therapeutic techniques

 

Chosen provides parent education that is tailor-made to meet the specific needs of the entire family using our three-pronged model of care:

  1. Life-on-life parent coaching that uses Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI), Trauma Competent Caregiver curriculum, and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy parenting techniques with a corresponding action plan;
  2. Referral of trauma-specific therapeutic resources and professionals; and
  3. Trained and certified peer mentors.

 

If your family would benefit from our services, contact info@chosen.care today!

 

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