We are advocating for the right resources and treatments for children with attachment disorders and developmental trauma so families can heal.
Family Acceptance Project
Supportive Families, Healthy Children. Helping Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Children
Be sure to read the free publications!
The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)
The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) is the national leader in mental health services for the foster care and adoption community nationwide, nurturing, inspiring and empowering families to grow and thrive.
Trauma informed Parent
WHEN PARENTS ARE TRAUMA INFORMED THEY ARE BETTER EQUIPPED TO HELP THEIR CHILDREN HEAL
Amazing Grace Advocacy
A Family Resource for Youth with Brain Disorders. Are you running on a perpetual cycle of frustration and need help? Our Individualized Family Service provides families with a personal navigator to help you access services, make the most of educational, recreational and community supports, along with solutions for family peace and self care.
National Association of Theraputic Parents (NAOTP)
Provide support, education and resources for Therapeutic Parents and supporting professionals relating to therapeutic parenting, effective interventions, compassion fatigue and the effects of early life trauma.
Connecticut Adoption Community Network
The Connecticut Adoption Community Network (ACN) is a group of adoption professionals and adoptive parents who have formed a collaborative partnership designed to support adoptive and relative caregiver parenting.
The Attach Place Center
The Attach Place Center for Strengthening Relationships provides comprehensive Attachment and Trauma Treatment. Our services are adoption-competent, trauma-informed, and designed to facilitate connection over correction and thriving over surviving. Monthly Adoption Support Group, Children’s Skills Groups, Love Matters Parenting Society Membership, Love Matters Parenting Facebook Group, Family Bootcamps, Neurofeedback, and Parent Training. www.attachplace.comwww.lovemattersparenting.com; 916-403-0588; 3336 Bradshaw Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827.
Exceptional Families Network
We support, educate, and empower exceptional families and our community to create an inclusive environment for children with special needs.
Adoptive Families Coalition
Adoptive Families Coalition (AFC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the holistic support of families with adopted children who demonstrate emotional, behavioral, or psychological challenges. AFC fills a gap for post-adoption financial support to help these children receive proper therapeutic treatment. We offer a sponsorship program to assist families pay for the high cost of treatment often not covered or only partially covered by insurance. All of our services are free of charge.
Coalition of Adoptive Families (COFAF)
The Coalition of Adoptive Families was formed to provide ongoing education and support to adoptive families with the goal of increasing awareness around the challenges experienced by adopted children. As parents and primary caregivers we know it is not unusual to sometimes feel overwhelmed and inadequately prepared to assist our children with the unique challenges of adoption. We also know first hand the frustration and feelings of isolation when trying to find relevant information and experienced professionals to help with parenting challenges.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
Echo envisions a world of nonviolence in which adults respect children by ensuring their right to emotional and physical safety. The mission of Echo is to educate parents and service professionals about trauma and resilience in order to prevent re-traumatization, resolve individual and community-level trauma, and create the safe, stable, nurturing relationships that break the cycle of generational trauma and allow us to heal.
Jockey Being Family
With your help, we strive to ensure that adoptive families get the support and resources they need to stay together. Forever.
Foster the Family
Foster the Family exists to support and encourage foster and adoptive families, mobilize and equip the community and church for foster care and adoption, and advocate for vulnerable children.
All God’s Children, Inc
Parenting the Nurturing Way.
Embodied Parent Education
We help parents and professionals show up as the wise, trusted leaders their families and communities need, whilst taking deep care of themselves and what is meaningful to them.
Lifespan Trauma Consulting
Over the last three decades, Forrest Lien, MSW, has worked with children and adults impacted by early trauma in their many walks of life. Among other accomplishments, he created the unique therapeutic treatment model of the Institute for Attachment and Child Development as past Clinical and Executive Director. Forrest has trained thousands about the effects of trauma, foster care and adoption. He’s consulted with 20/20, HBO, and The Today Show and has presented at over 300 workshops internationally on the effects of early trauma, including at the Mayo Clinic. As owner of Lifespan Trauma Consulting, Forrest continues his legacy of highly sought-after trainings, speaking engagements, program development and advocacy and provides assessments and acts as an expert witness in court on behalf of adoptive and foster families.
The Connected Elephant
People, young and old, need the reminder that we all face an ‘elephant in the room’ and our goal is to simply remain open to connecting to this elephant, connecting to the unspoken. What is your elephant? You don’t need to reveal it to us as it can/will change, as life does. It is different for everyone, but in our experience acknowledging the elephant has the potential to build huge connections.
If you’re a caregiver, Different Dream offers resources to equip you to be a confident advocate and encouragement when you need a boost. You’re invited to engage in the caregiving conversation by leaving comments about resources or advice you’d like to share with others.