Trauma Informed Care
Childhood Trauma and the Long-term Effects:
International Adoption Resources:
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed a
brochure directed towards parents of children adopted internationally. This
brochure is intended to alert the parents to the special health needs of their
children. In addition, the last page of the brochure is a page parents can
give to their pediatricians specifying the AAP recommendations for which lab
tests and screenings should be done for children adopted internationally.
The updated brochure can be found at http://www2.aap.org/sections/adoption/PDF/InternationalAdoption.pdf.
FAQ’s Regarding the 2013 Adoption Tax Credit: ATCWG – FAQs – Jan 2013
Financial Assistance: If you are interested in financial resources for your adoption including grants, loans, and tax information please visit http://www.resources4adoption.com
University of Chicago Adoption Center Online Video Library for adoptive parents: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTaEAmFcTxY&list=UUpLkJTK4tlEy7_xGRIHlySQ&index=1.
New research out of the University of Minnesota shows that under-nutrition in adopted kids is not always obvious and may actually worsen if gone untreated during the period of “catch-up growth” post-adoption. Joint Council, in partnership with SPOON Foundation, is pleased to announce
AdoptionNutrition.org – a new, comprehensive resource developed to educate parents about the unique nutritional and feeding needs of adopted and foster children.
AdoptionNutrition.org was created with expert input from SPOON Foundation’s medical team, led by Dr. Dana Johnson. It offers critical information in a user-friendly format, covering topics such as:
- Overcoming common feeding challenges
- Country-specific nutrition information and recipes
- Critical lab tests for identifying common deficiencies
- Special needs feeding practices
- Tips for transitioning the diet
The site also serves as a venue for adoptive and foster families to share their nutrition-related experiences and ask questions of an expert team.
Here is another great website about the developing brain and child development: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/key_concepts/toxic_stress_response/ This particular link goes to how Toxic Stress effects development. The Harvard website has many other short videos and resources.
Link to Youtube video’s from Harvard on the Developing Child: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuKMerO1zya_3krFpcOKgaeB2_2zQgYua.