Consistent Inconsistency: Parenting a child with prenatal substance exposure

Raising a child with prenatal alcohol or drug exposure comes with unique joys and challenges. For some children, the impact may be minimal or short-term. For many, however, the impact is profound and lifelong. With the right information… Read More

Dr. Karyn Purvis’ Legacy Shines in The Connected Parent – A must read for ALL parents!

The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development has answered the call once again! Last month, our clinical services team was honored to receive an advance copy of their latest offering, The Connected Parent, which is on sale now… Read More

Pros and Cons of Telehealth

Therapists are trained to assist clients during a crisis.  We are trained on how to de-escalate and stabilize the situation?. We are trained to remain calm so that our clients trust that we can meet their needs. But… Read More

Holt Camp at Home 2020: This was epic!

In March, just days after the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic, Holt Camp made the difficult and heartbreaking decision to suspend the 2020 camp season for the safety and well-being of campers and camp staff. However,… Read More

Helping Adopted Children Adapt to COVID-19 Challenges

While all children and their families are impacted by COVID-19, adoptive families have some additional challenges. Here are some tips and suggestions from Gary Sampson, MSW, LICSW, a Holt adoption social worker and adoptive parent, and a former… Read More

Note From Our Director

Our country is reeling as we try to contain a global pandemic and reckon with police brutality and racial justice. It can feel like a never-ending deluge of chaos, fear and uncertainty. And then there’s the pressure of… Read More

Call For Research Participants

ATTENTION Adoptive Families… The Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD), developers of TBRI, needs your participation in an exciting research study! KPICD has created a TBRI-based intervention (offered fully on-line) that is aimed at improving connection and… Read More

TBRI Web Training: Registration Now Open!

Increase the Connection and Nurture in Your Family! – Join our two LIVE web trainings in August If you are like many adoptive parents who love the book The Connected Child (by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross)… Read More

Resources for Families During the Pandemic from NCAC

The North American Council on Adoptable Children has compiled a helpful lists of resources for families. Click on the link for more information. “In this challenging time of anxiety about COVID-19 and how it’s changin our lives, we… Read More

How to Reset Your Summer After COVID-19

By Samantha Sutherland, California Branch Social Worker. It has certainly been a long and challenging spring for many families. And as we move into summertime, the warmer weather and the end to crisis schooling at home can be… Read More