Resources

There are many resources in our community to support you as you care for children from hard places. We urge you to take advantage of them, so you can continue the hard work you are doing. 

COUNSELING

FAITH BASED COUNSELING

Testimony Life, Randy Smith

https://www.testimonylife.org/

949-842-3175

 

Trinity Counseling Ministries

http://www.trinitycm.org/home.html

 

ADOPTION, ATTACHMENT AND TRAUMA SPECIALIZED COUNSELING

Allison Davis Maxon

https://allisondavismaxon.com/

949.939.9016

TBRI COACHING

TBRI® (Trust Based Relational Intervention) is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.

Holly Schmidt

949-973-6709

Email: holly121076@gmail.com

 

Marilyn Clark

503-508-5431

Email: marclar3@msn.com

SOCIAL MEDIA

FACEBOOK

Safe, Precious and Heard is a community of foster, adoptive and kinship families.  It embraces a biblical world-view and the Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) parenting model as the foundation for hope and healing. To join this private group, email maxm@saddleback.com.

EDUCATION

Classes offered by Saddleback Community College, Foster and Kinship Care Education

From classes on how to mentor teens, to attachment and connection, to trust-based relational intervention, saddleback offers a range of courses to support foster and adoptive parents. Click here to view current classes:

Saddleback Foster & Kinship Care Education

https://www.saddleback.edu/hs/fkce

MEDIA

The Advocates Mini-Series

An orphan care travel show reclaiming a lost generation and uncovering the truth about international orphan care.

https://www.thearchibaldproject.com/show

Let Us Rise by Joshua Weigel

3-minute video

https://vimeo.com/404827239

 

Be the Light by Joshua Weigel

2-minute video

https://vimeo.com/320356315

 

Removed Part 1 

12-minute video 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lOeQUwdAjE0

 

Removed Part 2

22-minute video 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I1fGmEa6WnY

 

Removed Part 3

22-minute video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fegRjSgRYXk

 

 

FILMS

HBO ‘Foster’ Documentary (This can be viewed by getting a free trial period with HBO)

1 hour 53 minutes

https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/foster

 

Instant Family

1 hour 58 minute movie starring Mark Wahlberg

https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Family-Mark-Wahlberg/dp/B07KFQCLGP/

 

Playing with Fire

1 hour 35 minute movie

https://www.amazon.com/Playing-Fire-John-Cena/dp/B07ZZFKGCN/

 

Antwone Fisher 

2-hour movie starring Denzel Washington. 

https://www.amazon.com/Antwone-Fisher-Denzel-Washington/dp/B000JPKKRO/

 

I Can Only Imagine

1 hour 50 minutes. 

https://www.amazon.com/Can-Only-Imagine-Michael-Finley/dp/B07D6V9TCY

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