Addressing Post-Traumatic Stress in Adoptive Children
Your child deserves every opportunity to flourish—as God intended—in a loving family. Through Bethany’s ADOPTSSM program, you and your child can begin to understand his or her past traumatic events in order to learn how to thrive in a new family.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in children can develop from a number of causes or factors. The ADOPTS program is here to help address the traumatic events for adopted children and provide coping skills for today.
How Can ADOPTS Help my Child?
ADOPTS offers an evidence-based, specialized, trauma-focused treatment for adopted children with or without PTSD symptoms. It addresses the impact of traumatic experiences on children prior to adoption and gives them the tools to develop healthier coping skills in a post-traumatic stress situation. Bethany’s therapists support children and their parents with education and caring intervention to help each family thrive—not just survive.
ADOPTS can help your child cultivate skills to:
- Develop healthy expressions of emotions
- Understand the effects of past trauma
- Increase capacity to form healthy attachments
- Build personal strengths and self-identity
ADOPTS Program Offerings
Family and Individual Therapy
Child and Adolescent Groups
A History of Success
Since 2004, ADOPTS has served more than 700 children and their parents. The model was developed based on the nationally recognized A.R.C. model out of the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
Bethany is an industry leader in facilitating ADOPTS and has been recently published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.
For questions about ADOPTS programming or to check on referral status, please contact the national ADOPTS program director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on other post-adoption resources, contact:
Post-Adoption Contact Center
8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. (EST)
Monday–Friday (except U.S. holidays)