Faith-In-Motion Seminars: “Healing The Family Constellation”

Join me as I kick off 2018 with a new series of Faith-In-Motion Seminars. Sponsored by the San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services, Grace Central Coast, and Cuesta College, this seminar scheduled on January 22, from 9 am to 12 noon, will be on “Healing the Family Constellation.” 

I will be talking about the healing power of the family from a faith-based, trauma-informed approach. In addition, we will have a panel that represents the adoption constellation. They will share their diverse stories and answer some practical, real-life questions.

In this month’s seminar, we will discover the pro’s and con’s of open adoption, the various levels of relationship between adoptive parents, children, bio family members, extended family, and professionals. You will collect powerful trauma tools to heal the damaging effects of toxic stress and trauma. And, of course, there will be a time for questions and answers.

There is NO FEE to attend this seminar. Training hours are available. I hope to see you there.

Download the flyer here!

The Welcoming Children Home Conference 2015 is HERE!

This Saturday, November 7th from 8:30-4:00 is your chance to learn more about how you can help foster children, foster families, and your family if you have adopted. That’s right, we have workshops and speakers for every season of life whether you are college age, retired, parenting, young married, you can come and learn how to get involved and where you can help a child in crisis.

Register here to hear more about how to help a foster child, CASA, SAFE families, Tree of Life Crisis Pregnancy, becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent, how to work with kids who have experienced trauma, and much more! Contact me if you have questions. Hope to see you there.

National Center on Adoption and Permanency form Relationship with American Institute for Research

The National Center on Adoption and Permanency – which I am very proud to lead – has formed a partnership with the American Institutes for Research, one of the world’s largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. I am proud to be a team member of NCAP and it efforts to improve the lives of foster and adoptive children in the US. Get more info now at

National Center on Adoption and Permanency: One-Stop National Org on Adoption, Foster Care and Child Welfare

The Myriad group announced a new team of experts and trainers to provide agencies, government entities, conference organizers, family and advocacy groups, and professionals with a “one-stop” shop on expert services and consulting, information and other assistance.

Ron Huxley, founder of the Parenting Toolbox is now one of these leading mental health experts and trainers for the NCAP. Together with founders Adam Pertman (author of “The Adoption Nation” and write for the Huffington Post) and Carol Biddle, former Executive Director of the Kinship Center for Children in California they are working to deliver a new model for child welfare that is based on family success.

Read more about NCAP and the team of national experts at

National Center on Adoption and Permanency: One-Stop National Org on Adoption, Foster Care and Child Welfare