First Steps DVD

First Steps for Strengthening Adoptive Families is a DVD-based training program to teach adoptive parents and professionals about working with adopted children.

First Steps helps parents and professionals:

  • Understand the important concepts of attachment, attunement, and regulation in the context of the adoptive relationship.
  • Learn ways to strengthen any adoptive parent-child relationship.
  • Learn tools and techniques to manage anxiety, improve behavior, reduce fears, increase self esteem, and more.
  • Use narratives (therapeutic stories) to help adopted children.

First Steps can help adoption agencies comply with Hague Accreditation Standards.

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