Whole-Brain Parenting Strategies

In this episode of the Family Care Learning Podcast, Brandon and Josette share tips from the parenting book The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Josette, is our family Coaching supervisor. We hope this brings more parenting …

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Shared Parenting in Recovery

When considering shared parenting with the birth parents in foster care cases, it’s important to remember that many are in recovery. The Arizona Department of Child Safety (AZ DCS) (2021) estimates that more than 70% of children coming into foster care in our state are coming in due to parental …

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Rituals for Connection

Connection is just not a good thing. Connection is vital for kids, especially for kids from hard places. As Robyn Gobbel (2021) says, “Connection is a biological imperative.” Connection is the means by which kids can begin to securely attach (Gobbel, 2021). It is the means by which kids receive …

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What is Therapy Really About?

What is therapy really about? Clients often ask this question, especially if they are child clients, or clients otherwise referred to therapy. Well, as you might expect a therapist to answer, it depends. Therapy might be about something specific. It might be about a relational problem. It might be about …

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Adjuncts to Therapy

Foster and adoptive children have lots of needs. Sometimes big needs. Not because they are bad kids but because bad things happened to them, and now they need lots of support in order to heal. Attachment and trauma therapy can help children in many ways. It can help children connect …

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Name it to tame it

The emotion comes up. Stuff it down. The tears well. Wipe them. The anger boils. Cool it. Trying to get rid of emotions is an instinctual human response. Whether caught or taught, the idea that emotions can be dangerous permeates society. The way people act based on emotions can be …

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Depression, Anxiety & Faith

In this episode of the Family Care Learning Podcast, we hear from Haley and Giselle who discuss emotions, mental health, and faith. What does the Bible say about depression? Haley Morte is a child and family therapist and family coach at Arizona Family Counseling, a service of Christian Family Care. …

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