Boundaries & Keeping Families Safe

Boundaries & Keeping Families Safe

Boundaries are the “rules” that create safety and common understandings of accepted behaviour in our homes and families. In this article, we will look at what we mean by boundaries, examine some of our beliefs and assumptions about appropriate behaviour for children,...
Transitioning Children From Foster Care to Adoption

Transitioning Children From Foster Care to Adoption

Transitions are a common and often challenging aspect for children who are unable to be cared for by their family of origin. Moving a child into a new home is a life altering event. Each transition plan is not only unique to each child-youth, and how they will...
Children Learn What They Live

Children Learn What They Live

When children suffer a significant loss through divorce, death or adoption they will experience a myriad of overwhelming and intense feelings. What is most important during this time of crisis for the child is that they are not suffering alone. It is imperative that...
Developing Emotional Attachments In Adopted Children

Developing Emotional Attachments In Adopted Children

Only recently have post-adoption resources become a little more available for adoptive families. Though these resources are few nationwide, adoption and post-adoption agencies are becoming more aware of the need to inform parents of a child’s prior history and...
Institute of Child Psychology

Institute of Child Psychology

ICP was founded to educate parents and professionals on issues pertaining to children’s mental health, and to promote the psychological and emotional well-being of children and adolescents. Our mission is to empower parents, caregivers, and professionals by giving...