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Attachment-Informed De-Escalation Techniques

By Melanie Schmidt, LMSW Originally published in Adoptalk 2021: issue 1. Adoptalk is a benefit of NACAC membership. Melanie Schmidt is an adoption social worker providing support to Adoption STAR’s A-OK (Adopt an Older Kid) Program in Buffalo, New York. With close to 15 years of experience in the foster care adoption field, Melanie was… Read more

Categories: Featured, Parenting, Parenting Strategies

Responding to Stealing by Lowering Anxiety

By Barb Clark, NACAC’s parent support and training specialist Originally published in Adoptalk 2020: issue 3. Adoptalk is a benefit of NACAC membership. Like many toddlers, my daughter first began taking things from the church nursery when she was two. Unfortunately, she didn’t stop as she got older. For neurotypical children around age five or… Read more

Categories: Articles, Disabilities & Challenges, Featured, Parenting, Parenting Strategies
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Healing from Food Insecurity: Beyond the Stash

Please do not reprint or reuse without permission. Contact Mary Boo to request permission. Originally published in Adoptalk 2020: issue 2 (updated from a 2013 article). Adoptalk is a benefit of NACAC membership. The information in this article is educational and not meant to replace careful evaluation and treatment by medical, nutritional, or mental health… Read more

Categories: Featured, Food & Nutrition, Parenting

The Personal is Political: Racial Identity and Racial Justice in Transracial Adoption

From Adoptalk 2018, Issue 3; Adoptalk is a benefit of NACAC membership By JaeRan Kim, PhD © 2018 JaeRan Kim was born in South Korea in 1969 and adopted into a white family in Minnesota in 1971. Today, JaeRan works as an assistant professor at the University of Washington – Tacoma. Her research focuses on… Read more

Categories: Featured, Parenting, Transracial

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