At ABC of PA, we are committed to helping educate parents, professionals and the community about issues such as adoption, attachment and trauma, and how they impact children and families. We regularly provide seminars on these topics and can gear workshops towards parents and/or professionals. Please contact us for a speaker to come to your location, or to be notified of upcoming dates. Below is a list of trainings that we regularly provide. Please note that we are happy to tailor the content of the workshop to meet your specific group’s needs.
** ABC of PA staff are also available to provide clinical supervision/consultation at the post-masters level for mental health practitioners who are interested in increasing their expertise in trauma and attachment.
Trauma & Attachment Series: Is There Hope For This Child?
- Understanding Early Trauma & Attachment Difficulties
- Parenting Techniques that Work
- Treatment Strategies for Children & Their Families
Bringing Them Home: Facilitating Attachment in Foster and Adopted Children
Connecting While Correcting: Discipline and Children Who Have Experienced Trauma & Loss
Parenting Children with Serious Emotional and Behavioral Issues
Talking with Children about Their Stories
- "Adopted" Isn't a 4 Letter Word
- The Dark Side: Talking with Kids about Difficult History
Family & Sibling Issues
- You Are What Your Child Needs
- Adoption Joys & Struggles: Not What We Expected
- When the Brady Bunch Adopts Bart Simpson: Taking Care of Cindy
- The Cleavers We Ain't: Strengthening Marriage Amidst Chaos
Supporting Adoptive and Foster Families in Your Church/Faith Community
For Service Providers:
- From Classroom to Playground to Home: Coordinating School & Home Interventions
- Clinical Strategies For Healing Past Trauma & Attachment Difficulties In Children & Adolescents
- Clinical supervision and/or consultation for mental health practitioners
Additional private in-house trainings provided to various agencies. Contact us at 215-443-5060 for more information.
The BEST website around for information, articles, links and on-line support group, sponsored by a mom of a child with attachment disorder - great for parents and professionals alike
National Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children
Support meetings in West Chester, PA
A site devoted to parenting these difficult children
On-line attachment disorders support group
Has a great magazine for various adoption issues
First Steps in Parenting the Child Who Hurts: Tiddlers & Toddlers
Caroline Archer, J. Kingsley Publishers
Parenting with Love and Logic
Foster Cline & Jim Fay, NavPress, 1990
A Child's Journey through Placement
(Foster Care and Adoption)
Vera Fahlberg, Perspective Press, 1991
Help for the Hopeless Child
Ron Federici, Federici & Assoc., 2003
Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children
Daniel Hughs, Aronson Inc., 1998
Facilitating Developmental Attachment in Foster and Adopted Children
Daniel Hughs, Aronson Inc., 2000
Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Needs Kids
Gregory Keck & Regina Kupecky, Nav Press, 1994
Parenting the Hurt Child
Gregory Keck & Regina Kupecky, Nav Press, 2009
Attachment Trauma, and Healing: Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children and Families
(Primarily for therapists)
Terry Levy & Michael Orlans, WLA Press, 1998
Don't Touch My Heart
Linda Gianforte Mansfield & Christopher Waldman, Pinon Press, 1994
Fun to Grow On
(Bonding activities w/ your child)
Virginia K. Morin, Magnolia Street Publishers, 1999
The Connected Child
Karen Purvis, McGraw Hill, 2007
The Whole Life Adoption Book
Jane E. Schooler, Pinon Press, 1993
Accessing Federal Adoption Subsidies After Legalization
Tim O'Hanlon, 1995
The Out of Sync Child - Sensory Integration Disorder Information
Carol Stock Kranowitz, 1998
How to Become a Terrific Parent Even if You Didn't Have One
Debra Wesselmann, 2003
When Husband and Wife Become Mom and Dad
Elisa Morgan and Carol Kuykendall, Zondervan, 1999
A good read on a seldom-addressed topic.
Love Life for Parents: How to Have Kids and A Sex Life Too
Dave & Claudia Arp, Zondervan, 1998
Funny and down to earth, some great practical ideas for fitting some romance into busy lifestyles!
10 Great Dates to Revitalize Your Marriage
Dave & Claudia Arp, Zondervan, 1997
Very practical - a fun way to set aside time to talk about something besides the kids!
The Five Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield Publishing, 1995
Very readable, lots of examples on how to love your spouse in a way that is meaningful to them.
Getting the Love You Want
Harville Hendricks, 2007
Good communication builder, helpful insights about marriage, lots of practical exercises.
The Ultimate Marriage Builder: A Do-It-Yourself Encounter Weekend
Dave & Claudia Arp, Thomas Nelson, 1994
A great concept - can be tailored to your desires?