This summer, Holt-Sunny Ridge will host the second annual Journey of Hope summer camp for adoptees and their families!
This three-day camp is designed around the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)® parenting curriculum for domestic and international adoptees and their families. Even years after their adoption, some children may struggle with behavior regulation, attachment and social skills. This camp will equip families with tools and strategies they can use to help their child learn self-regulation skills and deepen family attachment. Parents will also receive specialized TBRI training. Other activities include fun sensory games, art and equine therapy!
Journey of Hope family camp is a therapeutic day camp. Each child is assigned an adult buddy to be with them and teach them coping skills throughout the day. Parents will be learning the full TBRI® parenting intervention that is approximately 20 hours of education. Parents and children will be participating in group EAGALA equine therapy each day of the camp as well with certified EAGALA therapists and equine specialists. Lunch, snacks and drinks are provided to the families all three days.
When: Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Where: Hope Reins Equine Camp in Hampshire, IL Cost: $750 per family or $1,000 for a family with more than one child
Families must be available to attend all three days of the family camp. If married, both parents need to attend all three days.
If a family has two adopted children who meet the criteria they may apply individually for each child to attend, although we cannot guarantee that both children will be accepted. Families must make other childcare arrangements for any sibling who does not meet this criteria.
Children must have been in your home for at least one year and be between the ages of 7 and 11 or have completed first grade by the time camp begins.
Lodging, breakfast and dinner are not included in the camp price nor arranged by Holt-Sunny Ridge.
Only ten spots are available and applications are due by April 6, 2018. So apply now!
What is domestic interstate adoption? What is the process? How long does it take? We want to answer all of these questions and more!
Presented by Holt-Sunny Ridge, in collaboration with A Step Ahead Adoption Services and RG Adoption Consulting, this free information session will review exciting opportunities in interstate domestic adoption and the resources to begin your journey.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
270 Remington Blvd Suite D.
In June, we held our first ever Trust-Based Relational Intervention® family camp for kids and their parents! Children were matched with volunteer buddies, who were by their side throughout the three-day camp. Adoptees engaged in a structured daily schedule that included nurture, movement, art and sensory time, while parents were taught Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) parenting principles by adoption-competent clinicians. The highlight for both children and parents was the equine therapy time each day, which gave them a chance to practice TBRI principles with the horses!
During a recent training at Holt-Sunny Ridge, one of our waiting adoptive parents — Mike — asked the question: Do waiting families ever get together for fun? What about bowling?
What a great question! Fun is definitely needed, especially during the waiting process.
With the go-ahead from us, in February Mike and his wife Mimi, hosted a bowling event with six other waiting adoptive families. Mimi’s mom helped Mike and Mimi plan the event, which included games, prizes and pizza! We all had a great time. A big thanks to Mike, Mimi and Mimi’s mom!