Parenting Through Trauma?
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Advocate for Change.
You Are Not Alone.
Adoption, Attachment Disruption,
Complex & Early Trauma
Therapeutic Parent Mentoring,
Strategies. Tips & Support Groups
Self-Care Connection & Resources
Courses, Seminars, and Workshops
Community Building & Outreach
Child-Serving System Reform Activities
Public Policy Advocacy Trips & Events
Parent Resiliency Workshop
4 Workshops - May 23rd through June 3rd, 2023
A Connecticut In-Person Event
Highlight on Presenters
Dr. Langston, LMSW, RPT, a trauma-centered family and youth therapist, will explore the scientific link between brain development and relationships. Early trauma impacts brain development leading to, among other symptoms, impulsivity, and elevated survival response. The maladaptive behaviors that manifest can be complicated, but effective relational therapy for parents and the child can be critical. A discussion of therapeutic parenting strategies will follow.
As an attorney defending the rights of parents to secure appropriate, often complex behavioral healthcare and treatment for struggling children, Attorney Vincent understands parents need guidance. Attorney Vincent will discuss parental/ guardianship rights in a DCF investigation, pathways to accessing the highest levels of care, and what navigating child-serving systems entails. The goal is to find out how it all works.
Family Forward Advocacy CT is dedicated to supporting families raising children with early developmental trauma (EDT), attachment disruption, and those formed through adoption. FFACT develops parent partnerships and strengthens family integrity practices across child-serving systems. We build awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact they have on children and their families, and we empower the voices of parents committed to both parenting thru trauma and advocating for change.
We Are Community
Our team of moms and dads, parents with lived experience and purpose, know how hard it is to parent through trauma and navigate child-serving systems. We Know the impact of early traumatic experiences on kids especially pre-verbal, is misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and often viewed as a "parenting problem". We know that raising typical kids and keeping a home while working is one thing, but add a complex need child to the mix and it can be chaotic, exhausting, isolating, overwhelming, and even dangerous.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
We offer services, events, and support in these domains:
Let us help you be even more
AWESOME, BRAVE & CONFIDENT
then you already are!
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Family Forward Project
A Grassroots National Movement
We Lobby Lawmakers to Reform the U.S. Child Welfare System. Our influence lead to the
Creation and Passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act
Family First Prevention Services Act Legislation
Lobby efforts began in 2016. Passage of the Bill came on February 9th, 2018. States all across the country are in various stages of developing their state plans and implementing reform.
CT DCF's FFPSA Plan Receives Approval as reported by NBC
Kitchen Counter Chit-Chat
A virtual "support group" for parents and guardians parenting through trauma and adoption, navigating child-serving systems, and raising kids affected by significant Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Our peer community meets twice a month. It's a casual "kitchen counter" experience, delivered via Zoom. It does not matter where you are located geographically and you do not need to be a service client. Join us to listen, learn and share. You are not alone.
Click the links below to register.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the group.
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Family Forward Advocacy CT, Inc.
Established in 2018
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