“the mind is not a vessel to be filled,
but a fire to be ignited.”


Lilliput partners with The Center for Adoption Support and Educations (C.A.S.E.) and is the only TAC certified site in California. TAC is an intensive training specifically designed to provide mental health and child welfare professionals with the clinical knowledge and skills needed to offer quality mental health services to:

  • Adopted children youth & adults
  • Children preparing for adoption
  • Birth parents and extended family members
  • Prospective adoptive parents
  • Adoptive families

For more information about TAC please visit this page or signup for our next TAC series here.

Lilliput offers customized training for workforce and professional development. For more information contact: tactraining@wayfinderfamily.org


WISE-UP is workshop created by the Center for Adoption, Support and Education. 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 who they are.

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


  • Adoption and loss
  • Core Issues in Adoption
  • 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


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

There are no events currently scheduled.

Please contact us to customize a training program for your team.

8391 Auburn Blvd
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Phone: (916) 923-5444
Fax: (916) 923-2365