Transitioning children back to school, or getting them there every day whether virtual or in person, is an extra big job these days. Helping children who have experienced the child welfare system - and thus trauma, grief, loss and disrupted attachments - to succeed in school is an even bigger challenge. Only children who have their basic needs met and who feel calm, connected, regulated and safe can learn let alone thrive. Let's give them and their teachers what they need! Please reference our ADHD/ADD, Autism, Early Childhood, FASD, Sensory Supports, Specific Needs & Neurodiversity, and Technology & Kids pages for more resources.


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"...focus on connection before foster both better learning and the development of our children's relational capacities." ~Dr. Bonnie Badenoch

Back to School Resources

Advocacy & Education

Adoption & Trauma in the Schools

Recommended Books & Articles

Education-related Materials in ORPARC's library and DIGITAL library, including Adoption Awareness in the Schools developed by ORPARC and the Northwest Adoptive Families Association

Videos & Podcasts