Adoption

Holistic self-care with TBRI

Parenting can be stressful. Add in the complexities of trauma and one cannot be compassionate for others if they don’t take care of themselves. Let’s dive in and see what Sheila Wagler-Mills, TBRI Practitioner, had to say about holistic self-care.

Parenting with TBRI

Enjoy this interview-style blog post with Sheila Wagler-Mills, LPCC-S, Regional Program Director for Encompass, TBRI Practitioner and a foster-and-adoptive mom. We asked her a series of questions about parenting with TBRI principles.

Self-care for caregivers

For parents of children from hard places, it can be a challenge to balance their child’s needs with their own. Explore how the principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention can also be used for self-care.

Skills for meaningful attachments

Skills for meaningful attachments

Today, we’re starting a blog series to give caregivers support as they raise youth who have experienced trauma. The first post in the series highlights attachment types and their significance when it comes to relationships and parenting.

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Loving in the in between (Story 45 of 50)

Loving in the in between (Story 45 of 50)

Amidst the heartache of grief and loss in the foster care system, our staff at Encourage has had the opportunity to witness the joy of adoption with many families throughout the last year. In fact, 12 children will finalize adoptions this year.

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The Ziegler Family (Story 36 of 50)

The Ziegler Family (Story 36 of 50)

James 1:27 calls God’s people to meet the needs of children living as orphans. Brian and Julie Ziegler answered that call by joining the Encourage Foster Care network. Learn more about their story and how Encourage equips them with the support and resources they need as foster and adoptive parents.

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The ultimate storyteller (Story 26 of 50)

The ultimate storyteller (Story 26 of 50)

On July 11, 1997, a little girl was born to a single mom. That young mom was a former CCHO resident. Due to many circumstances, this baby came to live with my wife Susan and me only a few weeks after being born.

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Baptism joy (Story 25 of 50)

Baptism joy (Story 25 of 50)

That was the first time I saw Brent cry. He regretted that he would leave CCHO without being baptized. Then his peer spoke up, “That’s no problem. You’ll just get baptized with me!”

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The Kandel Family (Story 19 of 50)

The Kandel Family (Story 19 of 50)

When Julie Kandel and her husband Ron began their foster and adoption journey in 1991, they couldn’t have imagined they would one day have 18 children (including three biological daughters). Theirs is an incredible story of answering God’s call for their lives and their family, of trusting during each step of the process, and of persevering through incredible tragedy to provide a safe haven for young children in need of a loving home.

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