Archive for the ‘Foster & Adoptive Families’ Category

A True Story from Parenting in SPACE (woven from parents who attended before)

March 4th, 2014

In the two days of the conference, “I felt for the first time that there were people who understood what our family deals with from day to day. My stories were not odd or shocking.” When I think about what made it special, to be honest, I think, “what didn’t make it special?” “[We] laughed…..


Sticky Fingers (and we ain’t talking about the Rolling Stones)

December 19th, 2013

It’s pretty common for kids with attachment and trauma problems to include “sticky fingers” , aka, a problem with stealing. So a while ago I asked other parents on Parenting in SPACE to give advice, and what follows is what they said. I hope it is helpful to those of you who may have kids…..


Selfcare Through Mindfulness

September 10th, 2013

By:  Billy Kaplan The school year has begun…The end of summer.  Bummer, right? I think about the week I went on vacation this year. Ten days with my family traveling around Michigan – watching the sunrise, riding go-carts, riding around an island on bicycles, BEING with my family. And I admit it, I didn’t think…..


Parenting in SPACE Therapeutic Conference Registration is Open!

October 31st, 2012

Details for the conference are here! REGISTER for Parenting in SPACE.   Image Credits: Amazing Stories, 1947. www.darkroastedblend.com


Preparing to leave for SPACE – some ideas to ease the pain

April 12th, 2012

by Billy Kaplan If you are like many of us, you are already preparing, literally if not figuratively, for your trip to Parenting in SPACE 2012!!!! I can’t wait to see you! And I’ll bet you are getting pretty darn excited, too. And your kids are feeling… well, I’ll bet that excitement about you leaving…..


Registration Ends Tomorrow – Show How Much You Care and Tell A Friend TODAY!!!

April 12th, 2012

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Two Ways to Get Some Couple-time…

March 21st, 2012

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Important Information about Parenting in SPACE…

March 7th, 2012

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What It’s Like to be Adopted

November 4th, 2011

By Billy Kaplan, LCSW – HCC President & Clinical Director, and friend “Dear your Honor, I really want to meet with you! My mom said you are so so nice!  I am 9 years old! I have been living with my dad and mom for over 4 years! I am so so so ready for…..


Want To Be A Better Advocate For Your Special Education Child?

September 6th, 2011

By Wendy Kovacs, House Calls Counseling Senior Clinician   As the new school year approaches, many parents ask the same questions… including how can I get help for my child?  What are my rights as a parent?  How much information should I share?  Is the school supposed to help me with this?  And, what am…..