TBRI Family Camps Returning to Oregon and Illinois — Summer 2020!

By Marissa Robello, LMSW, CSWA and Pam Shepard, LCSW We are happy to announce that Holt will be offering the Journey of Hope family camp experience for adopted children and their parents once again this summer — in… Read More

CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS: Strategies for Moving Forward

By Samantha Sutherland | Northern California Social Worker & PACE Coach Less than a year ago, we launched Holt’s Post-Adoption Coaching & Education (PACE) program. In that time, it has become clear to us that parents really are… Read More

FAQs about TBRI ®

By Pam Shepard, MSW, LCSW/Supervisor of Clinical Services and Marissa Robello, LMSW, CSWA Clinical Social Worker   What is TBRI and what does it stand for?              TBRI ®, or Trust-Based Relational Intervention, is a parenting intervention created… Read More

TBRI Camp Coming to Oregon, Returning to Illinois!

By Marissa Robello, LMSW, CSWA and Pam Shepard, LCSW Holt International’s branch office in Illinois, Holt-Sunny Ridge, ran its first therapeutic TBRI-based camp — the Journey of Hope — in 2017.  We are happy to announce that we will be… Read More

Finding Hope Through TBRI ®: The Journey of Hope Family Camp

I looked over and he was asleep on the floor, his arm wrapped around a teddy bear. Watching Michael* sleep, I began to cry. Finally, a breakthrough, I thought. Finally, Michael felt safe. This summer, Holt-Sunny Ridge offered… Read More

Balancing Structure and Nurture

Wouldn’t life be so much easier if you were provided with a handy flow chart and manual when you became a parent? Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen. And so as parents, we just keep trying — making mistakes and… Read More

Adolescent Attachment Part 2: “Smooth Moves for Parents”

Hi Everyone, In this article, I will be reviewing what we discussed in our most recent webinar on adolescent attachment — “Smooth Moves for Parents.” The basic attachment cycle of tuning into our child, making sense of and… Read More

Book Review: “Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain” by Daniel Siegel

This easy-to-read book illuminates the often “crazy making” behavior of teens. Dr. Siegel is a master at taking very complicated neuroscience information and putting it into everyday terms that are easy for the average parent to understand. The… Read More

The Invisible Disability

In a recent article, I wrote about the difficulties parents can face with their “child from a hard place.” The hard stuff doesn’t get enough exposure. The time it takes for older children to securely attach is not… Read More

Adoption Parenting Pathways

New from Adoption Learning Partners Adoption Parenting Pathways (APP), a tool allowing adoptive parents to find local and online resources to specifically meet their family’s needs. Use APP to search an area of concern or interest and find… Read More