Is your child struggling at school?
Katia is in danger of getting kicked out of school again. She is so bright, but failing nearly every subject and can barely sit still or concentrate. Homework is a battle every night and we have tried it all – behavior charts, medication, time-outs, and meetings with professionals. Nothing seems to help.
Ben seems to have some odd behaviors. He keeps food, drinks, and empty wrappers hidden under his bed. When asked about this, he becomes very angry and wants to be left alone. Ben often refuses to leave the house, even to go to school, and just wants to play video games.
Does she seem angry most of the time?
Lila’s anger seems to come out of nowhere. One minute she’s talking to her sister, the next she’s yelling and cursing. Every time you try to calm her down, things seem to escalate even more. Sometimes, she even makes threats or becomes physically aggressive. Often, the only option is to call 911.
If so, we’re glad you’ve found us.
We meet so many families, like yours, who tell us they have tried everything, but nothing has helped their child. We believe our approach is effective and may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
We focus on your child’s past and present
to build future success.
Our unique approach, tailored specifically to the needs of adoptive families, allows you to get “un-stuck” and work towards the following goals:
Create the relationship you’ve always wanted with your child.
We’ll teach you strategies for reducing conflict today, while increasing positive interactions.
Feel more powerful, in control, and competent.
We’ll give you the tools you need to respond to your child in a proactive, rather than reactive, way. You’ll feel more empowered with strategies that work and set your family up for success.
Be connected with parents going through similar struggles.
You’re not alone in this! Meet others who truly get it, gain a support system, and make some new friends. There’s power in numbers.
Stop feeling crazy.
Guess what? What you’re feeling is totally normal! We’ll help you gain insight on why your kiddo is able to perfectly push your buttons and teach you strategies for managing frustration effectively.
Experience more peace and happiness.
Fewer crises? Less conflict? Yes, it’s possible. Together we’ll work to decrease your family’s daily stressors and strengthen your relationships.
Be able to say “this has helped my family.” Finally.
We know, it’s been a long road. Rest assured our approach is tailored to meet the specific needs of children who have been adopted, children in foster care and their families. Let’s leave behind what doesn’t work and start seeing progress!
Wondering if we’d be a good match for your family? Here are some of the most common diagnoses and behavioral concerns of children we work with:
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Hoarding (food, belongings)
Destruction of property
Social skills deficits
Session 1: Making the Mindshift Part I: Introduction to a Trauma-Informed Perspective
(Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 8-9PM EST)
Participants will learn introductory material regarding the elements and scope of trauma as well as how it affects children in foster care and children who have been adopted. Participants will be introduced to research conducted by leaders in the field.
Session 2: Making the Mindshift Part II: Introduction to an Attachment-Based Perspective
(Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 8-9PM EST)
Participants will learn introductory material of attachment theory as well as how it affects and plays a role in parenting and/or working with children in foster care and children who have been adopted. Participants will be introduced to research and theories from leaders in the field.
Session 3: Behavior is an Iceberg
(Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 8-9PM EST)
Participants will learn about the multifaceted nature of behavior and what may be underlying behavior in children in foster care and children who have been adopted. Participants will understand how an attachment-based and trauma-informed mindset can make a difference when managing behaviors.
Session 4: Parenting from the Inside Out
(Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 8-9PM EST)
Based on the landmark book by child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., participants will learn how self-awareness and understanding brain development are key components in parenting and/or working with children in foster care and children who have been adopted.
Session 5: Taking Control Without Losing Control
(Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 8-9PM EST)
Participants will learn how to integrate an attachment-based and trauma-informed mindset into their interactions, especially during challenging moments. Participants will be introduced to different approaches used by leaders in the field.
Session 6: It Takes a Village
(Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 8-9PM EST)
Participants will learn the importance of having a supportive team on board of individuals who “get it,” the powerful role educators and professionals can play, how to set boundaries, and how to incorporate self-care.
Every child deserves the best possible start in life. Unfortunately, not every one gets it.
Children who have been adopted and children in foster care have unique needs.
We’ve sat with families in their homes tackling challenges, managing crises, and providing support.
To our frustration, we learned that many professionals don’t get it.
We are so tired of adoptive and foster families, like yours, not getting the effective support and help they need.
In fact, this is why we founded Project Bond:
to ensure adoptive families and their children get the support and resources necessary to lead fulfilling lives.
Still have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara will guide you through the workshop in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. Barbara is the CEO/Co-Founder of Project Bond, a Licensed Master of Social Work, and brings to the table over 7 years of experience working with families.
While working with adoptive and foster families, we at Project Bond experienced first-hand the damaging effects of misinformation, misdiagnosis, and improper treatment; as well as the potential for success with an attachment-sensitive approach. We knew with the appropriate resources and support these children could move forward. We’ve made it our mission to help these families thrive.