Amazing Parents

Sometimes it\’s AMAZING. Sometimes it\’s just A MAZE.

A Site for Sore Eyes

Several years ago I started this blog, not really knowing where it would lead me. My first post was a declaration stating the need for a local support group for parents of children with attachment-challenges. And I meant it. We did need one.

At the time I wrote that post, I was vaguely aware of the need in my local area for more education on the effects of trauma and how prevalent trauma is within adopted and fostered children. I knew we needed more information and options regarding treatment plans for our children with RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder). And I knew we also needed to help educate the higher-ups: other parents, our children’s teachers, and all those therapists they kept referreing us to with no success. Today I am very clearly, hugely aware of just how much this is all still needed. And I have been working very hard to bring that to Oregon.

Well, here comes the reality of that hope: the official Amazing Parents website, which is officially being launched TODAY! Whoo hoo! I hope you all are standing on your computer chairs clapping and cheering in celebration of this huge accomplishment! Because it’s AMAZING!!

On our website, we will be offering educational classes and workshops here in our area based on the book Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control by Heather T. Forbes and Dr. Bryan Post. This is the book that has changed my life and helped heal my son — the same child they told me would never learn to love or be loved. We will also be bringing free support groups to parents who are really ready to try something new and see permanent positive changes in their families. With this support, we know you can make those changes. Follow that up with personal phone coaching by a Beyond Consequences Certified Instructor, and you have all the tools in your hands to move forward.

In addition, Amazing Parents is in partnership with Life Strategies, which is a counseling agency owned by Sandra Lucas, MAMFT. Sandra will be bringing the principles of BCLC into each and every one of her therapy sessions. So between the classes, the support groups, the coaching, and the therapy, Amazing Parents is Oregon’s total package for helping families heal!

If you haven’t already, please check out Amazing Parents today and sign up for one of our free local events. I just know your entire family will thank you, because you will finally be able to find your way out of the maze and into love and healing.

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June 23, 2008 - Posted by | RAD Education, Support Groups

5 Comments »

  1. Learning about the stress model and using it to bring emotional healing to my grandson…..wonderful.

    Using your personal experiences, getting yourself additional training, partnering with a psychologist – all so that you can help other parents like you were helped……priceless!

    I’m so proud of your determination, your perseverance, your hard work and your willingness to help other families.

    Comment by your mom | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  2. The site looks awesome! I’m so glad that it’s up and running. Congratulations!

    Comment by Jolie | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  3. Loved the site! Kudos to the designer and the ideas behind it! Best of luck on this most worthy of endeavours!

    Comment by danifesto | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  4. Phew… glad it’s up and running.

    Comment by Record Store Geek | June 25, 2008 | Reply

  5. Yes, Phew! Now everybody say, “Thank you, AP Webmaster!”

    Comment by amazingparents | June 25, 2008 | Reply


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