Families Are Forever is a Hague compliant, interactive training intended to help prepare and equip families for the challenges and joys of international adoption. Each course will immerse families in thought-provoking material vitally relevant to adopted children from ‘hard places.’ It’s our goal to introduce these subjects so that you are ready to engage with your child and to become his/her informed and loving advocate. Some of the topics addressed in Families Are Forever will include: understanding child development, the effects of trauma, neurochemistry, sensory processing issues, parent attachment styles, benefits of secure attachment, and behavioral challenges.

About Trudy Landis, Director of Families Are Forever

With degrees in education and child development Trudy Landis is a long-time educator, child development specialist, Children’s Pastor, CASA volunteer and Trust-Based Relational Intervention™ (TBRI) Practitioner – helping multitudes of adoptive and fostering families form strategies for successful bonding and integration of a son or daughter, brother or sister into a home ready to receive them. With over 30 years of experience supporting families and children all over the globe through transition, trauma, and everyday challenges, Trudy delights in guiding families to specific tools such as the research based, whole-hearted TBRI practices of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development and the work of other trauma informed educators and therapists to smooth the way for each child. Trudy studied with Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, authors of ‘The Connected Child’ and enthusiastically joined in their enduring passion of bringing healing to children from ‘hard places’ and to the adults who love them so that they may give voice to those children.