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The Mission of City Without Orphans is to equip and partner with churches, families and service providers to help all children in the Fresno County child welfare system be placed in a loving home.

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The Mission of City Without Orphans is to equip and partner with churches, families and service providers to help all children in the Fresno County child welfare system be placed in a loving home.

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The Mission of City Without Orphans is to equip and partner with churches, families and service providers to help all children in the Fresno County child welfare system be placed in a loving home.

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The Mission of City Without Orphans is to equip and partner with churches, families and service providers to help all children in the Fresno County child welfare system be placed in a loving home.

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SUPPORT

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Raising children from hard places is often a challenge. That's why we support foster & adoptive families through parenting classes and by connecting them to relevent resources in the community.

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Empowered To Connect

Empowered To Connect (ETC) Parent Training is a 9-week interactive learning experience designed specifically for adoptive and foster parents. The ETC
Parent Training was developed by Michael & Amy Monroe and relies heavily on the Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and her colleagues at the TCU Institute of Child Development.

ETC equips parents with a holistic understanding of their child’s needs and development while empowering them with the tools and strategies to effectively meet those needs, build trust, and help their child heal and grow.

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The training is taught from a christian perspective and focuses on a wide range of topics and issues relevent to adoptive and foster parents, such as:

  • • Building a foundation of connection
  • • Understanding what your child brings to the relationship
  • • Examining what you bring to the relationship
  • • Attachment: Discovering the heart of connection
  • • Understanding the needs of the whole child
  • • Putting it all together: Connecting while correcting

In addition to the in-class teaching and discussions, parents will be given weekly assignments, including reading and a variety of partipatory "at-home" exercises to help solidify what is being learned during the weekly class sessions.

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Support Groups

No one should walk the unique journey of fostering & adoption alone. Local support groups provide a place where you can connect with others just like you who understand the struggles and joys of fostering/adoption.

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