TLC Child & Family Services was thrilled to host a training by Heather Forbes, LCSW at the Sebastopol campus. Heather Forbes is a nationally renowned speaker and therapist who helps parents understand how stress and trauma aﬀect a child’s ability to regulate behaviors. Much of her incredible insight comes from personal experience —she is the mother of two adopted children. She has written numerous books, any one of which is well worth reading. She is also the co-founder of Beyond Consequences Institute which is a leader in helping adoptive families bond and grow into beautiful, loving families. Over 100 parents attended this exciting one-day training. Parents overwhelmingly rated the training as “Excellent” and they were especially appreciative of the childcare that was provided. Heather Forbes is a dynamic trainer who opens your eyes to new ways of viewing parenting, new ways to view your children, new ways to view yourself!! The day ﬂew by and parents left looking energized and hopeful!
TLC provides monthly trainings open to all of our adoptive parents. The trainings cover dozens of topics ranging from dealing with challenging behaviors, strengthening attachment, how to talk with family and friends about adoption to how to deal with the holiday blues. We see training and support as central to our mission of creating forever families.