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Olympics Shines Spotlight on Different Types of Adoption

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 8/9/21 8:30 AM

Whether you're watching the 2021 Olympics or not, hopefully you've seen or read the many adoption stories of some of the Olympians. It is affirming to those of us in the adoption profession to see the lives impacted by adoption on the world stage. 

International Adoption


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reFRAMED Bonus: Continuing the Conversation with Ebony Mack, MSW

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 4/6/21 6:15 AM

Gladney University recently had the honor of presenting Bridging the Gap: Strengthening Competencies of Transracial Adoptive Parents. We enjoyed the training so much that we just had to continue the conversation.

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Topics: reFRAMED Podcast, Transracial Adoption

Reframing What You Think You Know About Human Trafficking

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 8/31/20 2:00 PM

This weekend another human trafficking story played out on the news. More than three dozen children were rescued across the state of Georgia during a human trafficking bust that involved state and federal agents. The team dubbed the case “Operation Not Forgotten”.

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Topics: Gladney University, reFRAMED Podcast, Parenting

Pathways Training: In Person vs Online

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 7/14/20 1:00 PM

During the last few months, the Gladney Team has been challenged to find new ways to continue to provide premier adoption education and training to our clients and community. One of these trainings includes Pathways.  This is a two-day training program offered in person at Gladney's Fort Worth campus. This training is facilitated by our clinical Post Adoption team and is designed to prepare and empower adoptive parents with new insights and research-based treatment models on how to engage children from hard places.

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Topics: Gladney Leadership, Pathways Training, Gladney University

Questions and Answers About International Adoption

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 5/12/20 6:45 AM

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Wendy Stanley and Mary Chapman who are part of the Gladney International Adoption team about some frequently asked questions that Gladney receives on a daily basis. 

Watch the video below and if you have questions that we didn't cover, please comment below and we'll respond.

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Topics: Superkids, International Adoption

International Adult Adoptee Joins reFRAMED Podcast

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 7/24/19 8:53 AM

It was bound to happen after 25 years of working at Gladney. The Gladney Babies that I heard about and saw photos of when I first started have all grown up.  Many are in college and a few choose to apply to intern at Gladney.  One of these Gladney Babies is Elena Hall

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Topics: reFRAMED Podcast, Gladney Adoptee, International Adoption

Understanding Red Flags In Your Teenager's Behavior

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 7/5/19 8:18 AM

"Why Do Teens Consider Suicide? More than '13 Reasons Why'"

After an education Gladney University training by Dr. Connie Avila and Ms. Ashley Scott on teen suicide, the reFRAMED Podcast team continued the conversation with our special guests on the reFRAMED Podcast in Episode 7. 

reFRAMED Host, Emily Morehead, talked with Connie and Ashley about how to navigate the in's and out's of the teenage brain in today's world.  Even though it's  daunting to understand red flags your teenager's behavior raise, it is necessary  to tackle these issues to open up communication between parent and teen. Whether your child is struggling with a mental health disorder or perhaps just feeling overwhelmed, Emily and guests discuss the tools needed to assist your teen as they deal with heavy expectations, social media angst, changes in their body, and growing independence. 

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Topics: Gladney University, Education, reFRAMED Podcast, Brain Development, Teenager Brain

reFRAMED Is A Parenting Podcast

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 5/9/19 8:05 AM

Having five episodes of the reFRAMED podcast published, we are thrilled that the subject reflects that this is a parenting podcast and yet so much more. Clinicians, educators, therapists, CPS workers, social workers, and other professionals can gain needed insight on how we need to lean in to the children in our lives in order to meet their needs.

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Topics: reFRAMED Podcast

Our Children's Brain Development on reFRAMED

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 4/22/19 8:34 AM

Episode 5 of reFRAMED Podcast is now available for download! There's something about our children's brain development that catches Bill Porter's attention. He and Emily Morehead have a great conversation about the hope that adoptive parents have in writing ourselves into our child's brain.

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Topics: Gladney University, Education, reFRAMED Podcast, Mindful Parenting, Brain Development

Reframing Early Childhood Experiences

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 4/8/19 1:00 PM

Episode 4 of reFRAMED Podcast is now available for download! Pediatrician, occasional children's librarian, educator, public health professional and child health advocate Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, was a wonderful guest that we could have talked to for hours. 

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Topics: Gladney University, Education, reFRAMED Podcast, Mindful Parenting

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