Seven Things I Learned from Reading 'No Drama Discipline'

Posted by Lindsay Garrett, LCSW-S on 9/6/19 8:34 AM

No Drama Discipline by Dr. Dan Seigel and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is a must read for parents who want to use connected, respectful, and positive strategies when it comes to discipline. I literally recommend it to every parent I know. Concise, clear, and practical, it gives specific examples and things to try when disciplining our children, all while explaining the neuroscience behind them. A refreshing take in the world of “perfect parenting”, Dan and Tina even give examples of when they lost their cool as parents, or times when they used all the tools in their toolbox and still had to put a screaming toddler in the car. I think we can all relate. Here are just some of the things this book taught me as a professional and a parent.

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Topics: Suggested Reading, Mindful Parenting

What We're Reading: Pipeline to Homelessness

Posted by Jennifer Lanter on 5/1/19 10:01 AM

Like most people I love to peruse social media for news of the day or for interesting insights on subjects I care about.  Recently I read a very compelling and honest article titled, “Pipeline to Homelessness: Aging out of the Foster Care System.”   The article details the challenges teens face as they age out of the foster care system. 

Read   "Pipeline to Homelessness:  Aging Out of the  Foster Care System"

Because of my work at Gladney, I was familiar with the very bleak outcomes associated with teens aging of foster care.  Outcomes including, homelessness, trauma and mental illness, unplanned pregnancy and criminal activity, but what I liked about the article was the call to action for hope.  And this is where I see Gladney.  We can work together and be the hope for these kids.  Because there is a surprisingly simple answer.  Find homes for children who need them.  Gladney believes every child deserves a loving and caring home.  I am very proud and excited about the focus Gladney is giving this issue.  New initiatives include:

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Topics: Suggested Reading, Foster Care System

What We're Reading During Black History Month

Posted by Emily Morehead, MA, LPC on 2/10/19 5:48 PM

Celebrate Black History Month by offering your child an opportunity for dialogue, self esteem and engagement with the following must have books on their bookshelf!

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Topics: Suggested Reading

What We're Reading: Is Childhood Trauma a Public Health Crisis?

Posted by Emily Morehead, MA, LPC on 12/3/18 8:15 AM

I’m a natural born hypochondriac. I know the CDC’s flu recommendations, knew all the signs and symptoms of Ebola and was obsessed with tracking the cities that Zika had impacted. Even if you aren’t a hypochondriac like me you know that public health crises like these flood the news, our social media feed and plague our minds. But why aren’t we talking about the public health crisis that is trauma?! 

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Topics: Suggested Reading, Gladney University, Trauma

What We're Reading in Gladney University

Posted by Gladney Center for Adoption on 6/4/18 5:30 AM

Last month, Gladney University hosted "Emotional Development in a Child's First Five Years" with Dr. Margaret Dempsey and Dr. Margaret Harrington of the Child Study Center.

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Topics: Suggested Reading, Gladney University

Children's Books Based on Skills Taught in TBRI

Posted by Nancy Robbins on 5/17/18 7:35 AM

I recently had the opportunity to attend Gladney University's simulcast of Empowered to Connect. Each speaker brought parenting with TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) to life.

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Topics: Suggested Reading, Gladney University

What We're Reading: State Department Chokes International Adoption

Posted by Heidi Bruegel Cox on 3/20/18 1:14 PM

Yesterday, The Federalist published an article regarding the State Department making international adoption rarer and more expensive than ever to consolidate government control over private agencies. Please read "Bucking Trump Deregulation Agenda, State Department Chokes International Adoption"

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Topics: Advocacy, Legislative, Suggested Reading

What We're Reading: Ethiopia Bans Intercountry Adoption

Posted by Heidi Bruegel Cox on 1/11/18 2:29 PM

Yesterday, the National Council for Adoption shared the news that Ethiopia is choosing to ban intercountry adoption.  NCFA's Ryan Hanlon joined BBC World Service Radio to discuss how this decision places unparented children at risk in the Adoption Council Blog.

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Topics: Advocacy, Suggested Reading

What We're Reading: Adoption Tax Credit Saves Money

Posted by Heidi Bruegel Cox on 12/7/17 2:39 PM

As Gladney continues to be an advocate for the Adoption Tax Credit, I believe others will benefit from reading Jedd Medefind's "The Adoption Tax Credit Saves Money" opinion published in the December 7, 2017, print edition of the Wall Street Journal.

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Topics: Advocacy, Legislative, Suggested Reading

What We're Reading: Texas Foster Children

Posted by Frank Garrott on 4/26/17 10:50 AM

As Gladney continues to focus on the Texas foster children, I believe others might benefit from reading the article by Brandon Logan, J.D., CWLS, entitled “The Community-Based Solution for Texas Foster Children”.  The article provides helpful information to anyone trying to better understand it.

If you are interested in learning more about how to adopt a child in Texas Foster care, please check out Gladney's New Beginnings Program.

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Topics: Suggested Reading, Texas Foster Children, Foster Adoption, New Beginnings

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