to a Child, to a Family, to our Community
Vickie Wessler cares for her adopted daughter and three foster children. Her husband works out of town, so she is essentially a single parent. The three older children have been in individual play therapy, but are not making progress. It's difficult for her to schedule counseling appointments back to back with the children's busy schedule. And if they occur simultaneously, she's not able to participate in each session--which is needed to encourage attachment.
Our new parenting group will allow Mrs. Wessler to learn specific parenting skills to help her children overcome negative behaviors, like food hoarding, bed wetting, anger outbursts, and poor school performance.
If left untreated, the children's adoption could be at risk and they could experience further negative life outcomes. Through the support group, Mrs. Wessler can change the course of their lives, and it will not be up to the community or a future employer to pay the high cost of treating adults with untreated mental health needs.A new parenting group is available to give them this support, and teach them therapeutic skills they can use at home to connect with their children. Families who participate will experience: