"Adrian has the unique perspective of growing up in the foster care system and later providing kinship care to his niece and nephew. He shares his experiences with both systems and explains why he believes kinship care is the better option."
Sixto Cancel is the founder and CEO of Think of Us, a nonprofit organization that aims to change child welfare systems across the country. He's also experienced foster care himself. He shares his Brief But Spectacular take on kinship care.
About the Website: "Our goal with the Parenting Teens and Tweens community is to create a safe space where you and other parents of tweens and teens can find the answers you need. We also hope we can create a sense of connection and bring together a group of parents who are all in the trenches of these teen years together. We want you to know you are not alone,
"Tired Eyes" by Chanda Lind
"In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children."
In The Body Keeps the Score, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk shows how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. This book exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
A Grandfamily for Sullivan is a therapeutic story, designed with soothing imagery and sensitive language to help children cope with life after adverse childhood experiences (ACES). Come join Sullivan, his Grandma, and a wise friend as they weather the storms of life in this empowering story about family separation, courage, and what it's like to become a grandfamily.