Testimonial Category: Advocacy

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. https://lifespantrauma.com

Children’s Mental Health Matters

It’s easy to know your child needs help dealing with a fever or a broken bone, but mental health problems can be harder to identify. The tricky part of parenting is knowing the kinds of behaviors and moods that are usual for the stage of development your child is in – and when your child has gone beyond the norm and needs help.

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right to a family.

The Congressional Mental Health Caucus

The Congressional Mental Health Caucus serves as a bipartisan forum where Members of Congress and their staff can work together to elevate mental health issues as a national priority by holding informational briefings to pursue common legislative goals and raising awareness of important mental health issues. We inform and educate all of our colleages in order to remove stigma, increase access to mental health services, improve work-related productivity, and assure veterans receive access to comprehensive mental health services when they return home.