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

Parenting with Fear

My daughter turned 30 last year. Lately I have been reflecting a lot about parenting and what makes a good parent. Especially as she begins to think about becoming a parent herself. I feel truly blessed that my… Read More

Creating Connections with Older Children

By Celeste Snodgrass, LCSW-PIP | Director of Clinical Services Parents of younger children (under the age of 6 or 7) have many opportunities throughout the day to help their child meet their needs. Children often need help with… Read More

Helping Teens to Circle Back

“I mean, this is even kind of fun!” In its second year of operation, Circle Back has evolved into something that I was not expecting. Two years ago, as we were putting together the curriculum, I pictured this… Read More

Need Help? New PACE Program Offers Personalized Support

By Carolyn Cain | PACE Supervisor As an adoption social worker in central California, I’ve had the privilege to witness firsthand the joy that comes with adopting internationally. As an adoptive parent myself, I’ve also experienced the adoption… Read More

Journey of Hope Camp is “The Best Weekend of Their Lives!”

Camp season has come and gone, and this year we had a lot to celebrate! The 2019 Journey of Hope camp included an additional location in Eugene, Oregon where Holt is headquartered. Holt-Sunny Ridge, Holt’s branch office in… Read More

8 Tips for Parents to Manage the Transition From School to Summer

By Samantha Brady, LCSW | Adoption Therapist at Holt-Sunny Ridge Parenting is one of the hardest jobs we will ever do. As parents, many of us rely on school. We can take a break to recharge, or we… 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

The Race Issue from a White Mom’s Perspective

In my last article, I wrote about how transcultural adoptive parents embrace their adoptee’s culture as part of their family’s everyday life. I also touched upon how important it is for international adoptees to be around others who… Read More

How You Can Play, Connect and Beat the Winter Blues All at Once!

*Most activities from Theraplay ® activities flip book One of the most common struggles parents face is playing with their children. For some, it just doesn’t come natural to be playful with kids. Often, we are too heavy… Read More