Building a Foundation for Parenting Children from Hard Places

Families Are Forever and the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay have teamed up to provide essential training based on Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), a therapeutic model that trains parents to provide effective support and treatment for children who come from a place most likely very different from your own. You’ll gain knowledge that many who have gone before you have discovered about welcoming a child from a ‘hard place’ into your home and family. We’ll also strengthen your family’s foundation so that as a parent, you have the tools and knowledge needed to best meet your child’s needs.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay Course Bundles

The following enrollment links are for families working with the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay. Please consult with your case worker or home study provider to confirm your family’s specific education requirements.

LEVEL 100 DOMESTIC: Preparing for the Journey of Adoption

During the pre-adoptive phase, the FAF bundle for Catholic Charities offers 7 interactive courses designed to prepare families for domestic adoption. These classes total 11.5 hours and are taken as families complete their home study.  These courses will provide a strong foundation for parenting.

100 Level Domestic: ENROLL NOW

LEVEL 100 INTERNATIONAL: Preparing for the Journey of Adoption

During the pre-adoptive phase, FAF offers 8 interactive courses designed to prepare families for international adoption. These classes total 18 hours and are taken as families complete their home study. This phase satisfies Hague pre-adoptive training requirements.

100 Level International: ENROLL NOW

LEVEL 200: Learning to Connect with Your Child

The 200-level pre-adoptive courses move deeper into the subjects of bonding and attachment and the practical ‘how-tos’ of parenting a child from a hard place using Trust-Based Relational Intervention™ (TBRI).  These classes – while both practical and idea-rich – will add valuable insights into the personalities and temperaments of each individual in your home. You’ll learn how to further connect and engage with your child as we explore obstacles, challenges and the tools needed to develop a healthy, secure bond.

200 Level: VIEW COURSES

Level 300: A Deeper Understanding

These single-topic stand-alone classes are designed to take a more intentional look into topics that many families want to learn more about, or need some extra assistance with. From facilitating behavioral change to healing sexual abuse to facing racism, this wide range of topics are available to enhance your parenting abilities.

300 Level: VIEW COURSES