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Here are some fun activities to do with your kiddos during this time at home: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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1. DANCE. Turn on some tunes and bust a move!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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2. Balloon Toss. Keep it off the ground, cuz of course, the floor is lava! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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3. Exercise Videos. There are many apps and videos kids can watch and imitate to get the wiggles out. We will be sharing videos on our Facebook each day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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4. Make a Scavenger Hunt. Create a list of things for them to find around the house. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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5. Indoor Races. Set a timer for how quickly they can pick up their toys. Make cleaning into a game!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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6. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. You all know the song. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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7. Limbo. Grab a groom and put on some fun music toi see how low you can go. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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8. Build a Fort. Grab a sheet and some chairs for a fun camping experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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9. Read a Book. Find a fun book to read together as a family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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10. Make some Music. Find some instruments and write a silly song about being quarantined. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Share your ideas about how to make the most of the time at home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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ICA is continually monitoring updates regarding COVID-19 from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and California Department of Public Health. We are also following directives from the California Department of Social Services and the various Child & Family Services county departments that we work with. Your well- being and safety are of the utmost importance to us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The following events have been canceled/postponed: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1) All ICA in-person parent trainings and groups will be cancelled for the month of March. We will facilitate online parent training's. More info to come.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2) We will postpone the Empowered to Connect Conference. Be on the look out for the rescheduled date. Anyone who has already registered, tickets can go towards the new date. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3) We will be cancelling the April Info Meeting. A video conference can be scheduled with and ICA staff member. Contact our office for more info. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Check out this video with testimonials from families who’ve attended past ETC conference. .

#Empoweredtoconnect #TBRI #trustbasedrelationalintervention #trauma #traumatraining #connection #connectioniskey #nurture #structure #kidsfromhardplaces
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Why is it so easy to forget that we are the adult? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When we take their actions personally, we escalate the situation by our annoyed or stressed out tone, our exasperated or defeated attitude, and our angry or intense voice.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Learn techniques in how to take control of the situation by taking control of our own emotions at the upcoming Empowered to Connect Conference. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Register today! Link in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#empoweredtoconnect #tbri #trustbasedrelationalintervention #trauma #traumatraining #connection #connectioniskey #kidsfromhardplaces #fostercare #thisisfostercare #foster #fosterlove #fosterparents #fostermom #fostering #fosterfamily #family #fosteryouth #parenting #fostertoadopt #nonprofit #fostercareawareness #children #fosterparenting #fostercareis #momlife #adoptionjourney #fosterkids #fosterchildren
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We must learn how to show compassion to our kids from hard places when we see disobedience and misbehavior. They need to know they are safe and loved no matter how they’re behaving.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#Empoweredtoconnect #TBRI #trustbasedrelationalintervention #trauma #traumatraining #connectioniskey #kidsfromhardplaces #adoption #fostertoadopt #adoptionislove #familyiseverything #anything4achild #4achild #adoptiveparents #resourceparents #adopt #adoptionjourney #fostercare #adoptiveparents #fosterparents #fostermom #fostering #fosterfamily #family #fosteryouth #parenting #children #fosterparenting #momlife #fosterkids
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"In order to help our children heal, we must understand and address the differences in their brain, body, biology, and beliefs." -- Dr. Karyn Purvis⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We're excited to learn and grow together, in a safe and supportive environment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#Empoweredtoconnect #TBRI #trustbasedrelationalintervention #trauma #traumatraining #connection #connectioniskey #kidsfromhardplaces #fostercare #adoption #thisisfostercare #foster #fosterlove #fosterparents #fostermom #fostering #adopt #fosterfamily #family #fosteryouth #parenting #fostertoadopt #fostercareawareness #children #fosterparenting #fostercareis #momlife #adoptionjourney #fosterkids #fosterchildren
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"Because a parent has compassion for a child, he feels with him. He enters his pain from his point of view. Entering into a child's pain comes at a great emotional cost..."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-The Traumatized Child⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#Empoweredtoconnect #TBRI #trustbasedrelationalintervention #trauma #traumatraining #connection #connectioniskey #nurture #structure #kidsfromhardplaces #adoption #fostertoadopt #adoptionislove #familyiseverything #anything4achild #4achild #adoptiveparents #resourceparents #adoptionjourney #tbri #adopt #adoptionjourney #family #love #fostercare #adoptionstory #adoptiveparents #lovemakesafamily #hopingtoadopt #domesticadoption
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Effective parenting is a balancing act...when we achieve the right balance of nurturing and structure, a child experiences:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• a sense of safety⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• a sense of trust⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• a release of control⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• the capacity to try new behaviors⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Another way to describe this balance it to focus on connecting and correcting.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This one-day conference will give you tools in how to implement the balance of connecting and correcting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sign up today! Link in bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Are you thinking about attending the ETC:Rewind Event? Hear some testimonials of families who have been impacted by the Empowered to Connect Conference. ... See MoreSee Less

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PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY, The Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/Intercountry-Adoption/about-adoption-service-providers/hague-complaint-registry.html