Jayne Schooler

Jayne and her husband David, are adoptive parents and serve full-time with Trauma Free World, a division of Back2Back ministries. She is the author/co-author of eight books in the foster and adoptive field including Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child and Wounded Children, Healing Homes. She is one of the primary authors of the Trauma Free World’s Trauma Competent Care giving series and trains internationally. For more information on the training series, visit www.traumafreeworld.org.

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“Bring Me the Football” The Power of Healing Connections

“A foundational truth: Connect before correct.” Dr. Karyn Purvis

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Telling the Truth to Your Child: Helping Your Child Come to a Strength-based Understanding of His Story

Kevin had always known he was adopted. When he was 18 months old, he had entered foster care because his mother had died from an undisclosed illness, and his father, in distress, left him with a neighbor and never came back. That was the story he grew …

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Understanding the Impact of Foster Care and Adoption on Children Already in the Home

When Jonathan and Lynne Walker decided to become foster parents, their three children, ages 7 to 14, both biological and adopted, were excited. They gave an enthusiastic “yes, let’s do it.” Believing the adjustment to having more children in the home w …

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What Does It Take to be A Foster/Adoptive Parent? Five Characteristics in Becoming a Trauma Competent Healing Parent

Some years ago, at a retreat for adoptive moms, I asked the question: “What do you wish you would have known before you fostered or adopted?” I wasn’t surprised by the answers. I wish I had known that I could get so angry at a child I really loved.That …

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PRESENCE MATTERS: Any Foster/Adoptive Parent Can Do This

Several years ago, while training our trauma curriculum in Armenia, I described two principles: Abuse happens in the context of an interpersonal relationshipHealing only happens in the context of a healthy, stable interpersonal relationship. Pastor Rap …

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“Don’t Tell Me to Take a Walk”: What Really is Self-Care?

“You cannot pour from an empty cup. You must fill your cup first.” Dr. Karyn Purvis

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Why Children in Foster Care Are Grieving During Coronavirus

“Why can’t I see mom and dad?”

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“No One Loves Me”: Changing a Child’s Belief System from the Inside Out

“For as [child] thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 (NKJ)

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Understanding Childhood Trauma Changes Everything

Children who have been in foster care, like Susie were wounded most in the context of interpersonal relationships, and they will heal only in the context of healthy, nurturing, interpersonal relationships.

Easing Your Family’s Concerns About Adoption

When Grandma and Grandpa don’t share your vision for adoption.

Principles for Telling a Child’s Life Story

How adoptive parents can sensativley share their child’s adoption story with them.

Why Children Need to Know Their Adoption Story

Four compelling reasons to tell your children the story of their adoption

Your Child’s Adoption Life Story

Why children who have been adopted need to know their story — and how to tell it

God’s Message About Your Child’s Life Story

The beautiful truth for adoptive parents is that God has placed children in their families for healing and redemption.

A Tool for Telling a Child’s Life Story

Telling the story should not be a one-time event but an ongoing process as the child grows.

The Power of Family Secrets

Family secrets can destroy the love and trust the family has fought so hard to build.

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