Consultation services are available for organizations interested in creating a more adoption-friendly or trauma-informed environment for the people they serve:
Churches and other communities of faith that have, or want to develop, foster care and adoption ministries, or simply want to be more responsive to the needs of foster and adoptive families in their congregation;
Educational personnel grappling with a student population experiencing more acute or chronic trauma, wanting 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 better outcomes, lower stress and rates of burnout, and improved community relations.
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.