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

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

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

Roundtable Event

We recently held our second roundtable panel training event — Race/Racism & Adoptee Identity — for adoptive parents and adoption professionals in Portland, OR. The three-hour training featured a diverse panel of adult Adoptees describing the challenges of… Read More

Empowered to Connect Simulcast

In April, Holt International is excited to partner with the orphan care organization Show Hope to present live simulcasts of “Empowered to Connect” — a conference featuring the director of TCU’s Institute of Child Development, Dr. Karyn Purvis,… Read More

What Adoptees Wish Their Parents Knew – A Free Webinar

What Adoptees Wish Their Parents Knew: The challenges of effective communication. A rebroadcast of the popular 2012 webinar You’re Invited. A Free, Informational Webinar When: October 9th at 5pm PST. Where: Join us online! Hosted by: The Holt… 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

Snack, Play, Love

Snack, Play, Love  The Connection Between Nutrition and Your Child’s Behavior     Join Dr. Karyn Purvis  as she discusses the most recent research on the impact nutrition can have on behavior.  She will examine the effects certain foods… Read More