The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family
A hope-filled resource for parents who have welcomed children: — From other countries and cultures — From troubled backgrounds — With special behavioral or emotional needs.
Florida Department of Children and Families
DCF programs include:
- Abuse Hotline
- ACCESS Florida
- Adult Protective Services
- Child Care
- Child Welfare
- Community-Based Care
- Domestic Violence
- Foster Care
- Mental Health
- Refugee Services
- Substance Abuse
Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development
The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development strives to help children suffering from the effects of early trauma, abuse and/or neglect. They conduct research to deepen understanding about the complex needs of these children and how to help them overcome social, behavioral, and emotional challenges. Through various outreach initiatives, they train professionals in Trust-Based Relational Intervention, a research-based, holistic model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross.
Empowered to Connect
Resources, conference, training, and more helping countless adoptive and foster parents.
Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey Through the Lens of the Gospel
Foster parents face a unique set of circumstances and experience a wide array of emotions that few can relate to. Their journey is one of equal parts beauty and brokenness, joy and heartache, excitement and exhaustion. There is no textbook on how to be a foster parent, no formula, no simple three-step guide.
But there is hope—in God’s capacity to bring great beauty out of tragic brokenness. This is the gospel—the lens through which you can filter your foster parenting journey and ultimately find the strength, motivation, and courage you need to be sustained along the way.
ReFraming Foster Care is a collection of reflections on the foster parenting journey designed to help you do just that—find hope—and to remind you that your work is worth it and you are not alone.