Mary M.McGowan, Executive Director of ATTACh
This workbook is profound! I couldn't stop reading it and doing the exercises. Thank you, Sharon and Allison, for your amazing insight and understanding of the issues facing our parents. This is an invaluable resource for organizations helping to support kinship, foster and adoptive parents. If I could, I would gift this workbook to every single parent who is parenting a child with loss and trauma.
Benny Saville, adoptive father and Chairman, Mishpachta the Israeli adoptive community
This handbook gave me a much better understanding of what the seven core issues are, enabling me to manage these issues effectively.
Irene Clements, foster and adoptive parent, past Executive Director of the National Foster Parent Association
The authors have written a document that can help all parents as they seek to better parent their children, regardless of how each of those children joined their family. This content of the workbook will facilitate many avenues for parents and youth and older children to best use and understand the content - individual learning, informal group discussions and leader led instruction. Magnificent!
Jill Stowell, M.S., Author and Founder Stowell Learning Centers
This thoughtful, experiential workbook is a must for every foster, kinship and adoptive parent. With a deep understanding of the core issues that you and your child face, the authors compassionately guide you on a personal and empowering journey to understand yourself as the way to understand, parent, and meet the needs of your child. This is an incredible, user-friendly book that will help you deal with the "hard stuff" and come out a winner. It will open your eyes, touch you deeply, and change your life and the life of your child and family. So buckle-up, get a little vulnerable, and embrace this self-reflective journey.
Betsie Norris, adoptee, Founder and Executive Director Adoption Network Cleveland
Highly recommended! This workbook provides a down-to-earth, practical and on-point learning instrument that illuminates the seven core issues. Filled with wisdom and designed to prompt self-exploration, the workbook will serve as a structured guide to awareness and healing. The material is presented in a way that is highly accessible for both parents and kids.