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FOSTER FAMILY

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and stability

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and thriving families

 What is Love Through Crisis? 

        My Life Counsel (MLC) answers God's call to serve our community’s forgotten, broken, widows, orphans, abandoned, and those in crisis. Through our Love Through Crisis (LTC) fund, families in crisis, who were previously financially unable are now able to receive immediate free professional biblically-based family counseling, education. training and family group therapy.   

      Love Through Crisis Services (LTCS), funded by LTC, is a family program for foster, kinship, adoption and in crisis families within our community. This program is developed by My Life Counsel (MLC) to prevent and stabilize mental/behavioral related issues as it relates to foster, adoption, kinship families as well as at risk children and teens. Counselors use the tools from proven researched method strategies such as Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) and the Arno Profile System/Temperament to create customized, effective parenting/guardianship plans for each family.

       Research proves that a program similar to LTCS strengthens the overall health and well-being within the family dynamics of families in crisis. Using this strategy will strengthen the marriage and sibling relationship that is strained by traumatized children. 

      Financial burdens and timely scheduling are the two most common barriers that prevent crisis counseling. LTC eliminates both of these obstacles. Our program allows a referred crisis family to be in front of an experienced counselor no later than 48-hours (sooner than 12-hours in most cases).

 

*LTC is a fund created by My Life Counsel, a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Therefore, all donations are tax deductible.

 Resource Family Counseling Foundation 

       We believe that each child is a true blessing! As children grow, family dynamics shift causing unique circumstances and challenges. Our experienced counselors come along side all families in their time of need. Through individual family counseling, families will be provided assessments that explain their individual needs for strategic parenting. Parents will be equipped with their child's specific need for love and affection, communication, motivation, decision making and much more. The primary goal is to equip parents with positive parenting strategies and is designed to support families in crisis.

 Family Therapy and Interventions 

     Temperament Therapy is derived from the “Theory of Temperament” which states that God places within every person the emotional characteristics necessary to accomplish His plan and purpose for their life.  Research indicates that Temperament Therapy is more than ninety percent (90%) successful when administered by a “Certified Temperament Counselor,” trained in this technique. Temperament allows for specific strategies and coping skills for each individual in your family. read more

     

      Trust Based Relationship Intervention (TBRI) is an evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention. This attachment-rich intervention is designed to meet the unique needs of children who have experienced trauma. Connection is the heart of TBRI. When children feel safe and know they have a voice, their survival behaviors: including lying, stealing and anger outbursts, are diminished.  When TBRI is applied, caregivers spend less time stressfully putting out fires and more time joyfully engaging their children. As a result, these children who desperately needed a sense of self worth, begin to discover their value. While TBRI was designed for vulnerable children, parents often find this to be the best parenting philosophy for all children. Based on years of research by Dr. Karyn Purvis, Dr. David Cross and their colleagues at Texas Christian University. 

 Counseling, Education and Training 

      Love Through Crisis Services (LTCS) strengthens the overall health and well-being within the family dynamics of families of foster, adopted, kinship, trauma, and at-risk children and teens. Using this strategy will strengthen the marriage and sibling relationship that is strained by traumatized children. Classes are designed to educate families on Trauma Informed Care, but also to give them a sense of community. Group counseling allows families to know that they are not alone in their conflicts. LTCS has three primary goals in reaching within the children in crisis community.         

      LTCS's primary goal is to equip parents with positive parenting strategies designed to support families. This goal is accomplished through counseling, education and training. Here is a brief description of these programs.

 

  •   Weekly parenting classes will be taught by a certified MLC counselor and will take place in an approved facility. 

 

  •  Free family counseling for families within this group. Counseling provided by a certified MLC counselor will take place in a approved facility. Through individual family counseling, families will be provided assessments that explain their individual needs for strategic parenting. Parents will be equipped with their child's specific need for affection, communication and motivation. 

 

  •  Facilitate trainings for nonprofit organizations and Faith-based organizations that work with parents, children and teens. Trainings will be provided by a certified MLC counselor and will take place at the organization’s facility or at an approved facility. Trained and certified MLC counselors will effectively impact families of children and teens affected by trauma or who are at risk due to socioeconomic status, and etc.  

 Families Eligible For the LTC Fund 

Foster Family

Foster families are comprised of any family members participating in the foster care system. Qualifying foster parents, children, and/or siblings may receive any of the free family counseling, education or training services offered by My Life Counsel.

 

Kinship Family

Kinship families are comprised of any family members who are guardians of a relatives child. Qualifying kinship guardians (grandparents, aunts, and uncles) and the children, and/or siblings who are in their care may receive any of the free family counseling, education or training services offered by My Life Counsel.

Adopted Family     

Adopted families are comprised of any family members who have adopted children. Qualifying adopted parents, children, and/or siblings may receive any of the free family counseling, education or training services offered by My Life Counsel. 

 

Widowed and Abandoned Family

Abandoned families are comprised of any family members who have lost, through death or any abandonment, one or both of parents. Qualifying widowed or abandoned spouse, parent, child, and/or siblings may receive any of the free family counseling, education or training services offered by My Life Counsel. 

In Crisis Family

In crisis families are comprised of any family members who are in a crisis. We understand that unforeseen difficult life circumstances can occur all of sudden. Qualifying widowed or families may receive any of the free family counseling, education or training services offered by My Life Counsel. 

KINSHIP FAMALIES

FOSTER FAMILIES

ADOPTED FAMIIES

RESOURCE FAMILIES

WIDOWED FAMILIES

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