A Comprehensive Approach for Parents of Children from Difficult Beginning
The Attach Place was built just for you. We have created this program to help you with things you didn't quite realize you were getting into before you signed on that adoption line. With the right kind of support, you can begin to parent your child through an adjusted lens for their specific neurodiversity needs. Oh, yeah, we are all about you thriving at the same time, too. We believe we are all #bettertogether.
When you come here, you can expect trauma-informed and experienced care. Together, we will develop a customized, comprehensive treatment plan for healing the wounded heart of your traumatized child from difficult beginnings.
Change is possible. Hope is at hand.
In this first session, we discuss and agree upon an individualized treatment plan for your family; and we will establish a schedule for parents to learn the best, brain-based strategies for regulation, connection, and loving correction for children experiencing attachment, neglect, and other abuse trauma. At the same time, we may schedule a Theraplay Assessment (video parent/child structured play sessions–MIM Review) to evaluate parent/child interactions and share observations. Additionally, we may suggest a Neurodevelopmental Assessment to determine if early neurodevelopmental re-intigration of primitive reflexes is necessary. If there is significant dysregulation in you or your child, then we may suggest Neurofeedback to lay the groundwork for success in future attachment and trauma therapies.
1. Theraplay Approved Practitioners (4-10 week cycle for each parent
2. Theraplay Practice Home Program
3. Trust-based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Approved Practitioner
4. Zones of Regulation Regulation Education
5. Coherent Narrative Therapy
6. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
7. Art Therapy
8. EMDR for Traumatized Children and Parents
9. Sibling Psychoeducation/Therapy
10. Skill Groups for primary, tweens, and teens, as scheduled
11. Online Self-Paced Therapeutic Parenting 101 Course for Adoptive Parents
12. Monthly Love Matters Adoptive Parent Support Group, as scheduled
13. Love Matters Parenting for Adoptive Parents Blog
14. Love Matters Parenting Society Membership, a self-paced learning community of Therapeutic Parents
15. Love Matters Facebook Groups
16. Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Support on school sites
Our goal is to continuously assess and bust parenting blocks, troubleshoot problem spots, detect attachment challenges in the parent/child relationship, and deepen your knowledge of therapeutic parenting principles that will last you a lifetime.
You are invited to participate in:
1. Free Monthly Love Matters Adoptive Parent Support Group
2. Love Matters Parenting for Adoptive Parents Blog
3. Online Love Matters Parenting Society Membership, self-paced learning community of Therapeutic Parents
4. Love Matters Facebook Support Group
Attachment challenge and Complex Developmental Trauma can be treated in a number of ways. As a matter of fact, there are so many approaches to this difficult set of symptoms that most parents are confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed when trying to find help for their child and their family. Many families have gone from one therapy approach to another, and another until their child is treatment averse and the parents are angry, exhausted, and hopeless.
We wish we could say it was free because you deserve that if you are struggling with an attachment challenged child. However, we must charge a fee for our services. Again, the cost is highly variable and dependent upon the intensity and duration of treatment. Services can be calculated by an hourly rate or a monthly fee may be negotiated for a bundle of services at a reduced rate. Most families need a bundle of diverse services, so we are open to negotiating a reasonable extended payment plan. We will also work with insurance companies, post-adoption assistance programs, victim compensation programs, counties, mental health agencies, and state entities in order to get your child and family the help needed.
The California Victims of Crime Board (formerly CALVCP) may pay for our services. You do need to apply for this funding at http://vcgcb.ca.gov/victims. Your child’s social worker can help you with this process and there are advocates to help, too. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The length of the treatment for children with attachment-challenge and complex developmental trauma is highly variable. Here are some of those variables: age of the child, degree of abuse and the number of attachment disruptions in the first two years of the child’s life. Other organic disabilities, degree of bonding between the parents and the child, amount of prior failed treatment strategies, and the ability of the parents to maintain regulated emotional states in the presence of their attachment-challenged child's dysregulation: all of this will impact treatment length and success.
Since parents are the primary change agents in the life of their child, direct therapeutic interventions may take 6 months to 2 years or longer. Therapeutic parenting will be ongoing throughout each developmental milestone into adulthood.