Jason and Amanda Palmer know a thing or two about wanting to give up. But they also know the exact steps it takes to keep going, and even start again after life’s storms get the best of you. We are pleased to share our awesome interview with them on the latest episode of The Honestly Adoption Podcast!
A little more about Jason and Amanda…
Together for twenty years, Jason and Amanda have been a foster and adoptive family for the last decade. Over that time they have fostered 20 children and adopted 4 through foster care. When they lost their oldest daughter to a disease, they decided to take a break. This season of life eventually led them to create a small blog that quickly morphed into a podcast. They eventually re-opened their home and continued to create space for current and former foster and adopted youth; foster, bio, and adoptive parents; or helpers in the child welfare system, so they could tell their stories and help parents learn from their experiences. Jason and Amanda are passionate about providing a safe place where children can thrive as they work through their trauma. They also understand the importance of working with bio-families to help them become the best parents they can be in order to parent their kids safely and effectively. Through their journey, they have learned that their job is not to heal the trauma in a child, but rather to create an environment where healing can take place. They have come to value the lessons they’ve learned from TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) and it’s value in changing the long term outcomes for a child who comes from a hard place. It is through that lens that they are busy trying to inspire others to become involved in the child welfare system in a way that is beneficial for the children they are serving.
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Also on the show…
Kristin and I discuss our new book, Securely Attached, which is now available wherever books are sold! Securely Attached will help parents understand in a very practical way…
- How trauma changes the brain and impacts behaviors
- How you can respond differently, and effectively, as a caregiver (even when things seem out of control!)
- Simple strategies to help your child re-regulate when they feel anxious, overwhelmed, or frustrated
- Practical steps you can take to rebuild and help heal disrupted attachment with your child
- Effective strategies for communicating your child’s needs to other caregivers (teachers, doctors, etc)
You can pick up your copy of the book AND learn how to get access to our exclusive bonus content suite for FREE by clicking here!
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