We understand. We are here to help. We are all in this together.

We are in the business of building and strengthening families. We are committed to ensuring they are given the tools and support needed to grow and usher a child into adulthood as a mature and productive individual.

We provide parent training, support groups, counseling, and top-notch resources to help children and parents through their journey


In this workshop participants will explore how to talk about adoption, birth family and other tough subjects. WISE-UP, is a nationally recognized training created to help children and their parents answer questions they might get about being adopted using the WISE acronym.

Participants will explore what children understand about foster care and adoption at various ages and how they can take pride in in who they are.

  • Walk Away from bullies
  • It’s Private
  • Share parts of their stories with safe people
  • Educate others about adoption

Understanding Trauma: Relationships Matter

  • Adoption and loss
  • Core Issues in Adoption and Kinship Care
  • Understanding trauma (complex trauma)
  • Creating a healing environment
  • Healing trauma begins with positive relationships
  • Core beliefs and attachment
  • P.L.A.C.E (playfulness, love, acceptance, curiosity, empathy)
  • Self Care

Nurtured Heart

The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in The 3 Stands™ for helping children (and adults) build their Inner Wealth® and use their intensity in successful ways. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success. The essence of the Approach is a set of core methodologies originally developed for working with the most difficult children. It has a proven impact on every child, including those who are challenged behaviorally, socially and academically. The Nurtured Heart Approach has also been shown to create transformative changes in children diagnosed with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder and other behavioral, emotional and anxiety related symptoms. Even children experiencing social cognitive challenges, like Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger Syndrome greatly benefit from the Approach, reducing the need for traditional mental health and medical interventions” - Children’s Success Foundation www.childrenssuccessfoundation.org.

Upcoming Workshops

December 22
Caregiver Commitee Meeting on Zoom

Request more information from info@wayfinderfamily.org