Consultation services are available for organizations interested in creating a more adoption-friendly or trauma-informed environment for the people they serve:
Churches interested in developing trauma-informed foster care and adoption ministries, or who otherwise want to be more attuned to the needs of foster and adoptive families in their congregation;
Schools educating more students who have experienced abuse or neglect, or are displaying behaviors suggestive of trauma, and want to create learning environments that are trauma-informed.
Attorneys, police departments, and judicial systems seeking a deeper understanding of how trauma affects their communities as well as themselves, with an interest in making environmental or systemic changes that promote lower stress and rates of burnout, improved community relations, and better outcomes.
Hospitals and other health-care providers wanting objective information on protecting the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved in adoption.
Contact Arbor Cove Therapy to discuss your organization's consultation needs.
Speaking Engagements & Training
If your organization is looking for a mental health professional to provide training or speak to your staff, customers, or community about issues related to adoption, trauma, or any of the other mental health needs treated at Arbor Cove Therapy, I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your interests and needs. Some of the topics presented to local and national organizations include:
Understanding complex trauma
Vicarious trauma and self-care for parents and professionals
Fostering attachment between parents and children
Understanding and coping with loss
Grief and loss in adoption
Depression after adoption
Helping foster and adopted children through the holidays
Providing support to siblings of adopted children
Connected parenting strategies
Contact Arbor Cove Therapy to discuss scheduling a workshop or training on any of these topics or others based on the needs and interests of your organization.