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A Parenting Framework for Adoption and Fostering? Yes! | Ep.157

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Listen in as Lynn Beckett, Chad Hayenga, and Stacy unpack a grace-filled lens for navigating parenting and discipline in adoptive and foster care families. These creative and compassionate ideas can benefit any parent!

When families grow through adoption or foster care, they often experience unique and sometimes challenging circumstances. Today’s conversation highlights ways the Connected Families Framework can guide these families toward deeper connection, secure attachment, and attuned correction. Our guest, Lynn Beckett, is a TBRI® Certified, licensed social worker and serves as the Program Manager and a parent coach at Lifeline Children’s Services. She joins Chad Hayenga (Connected Families Director of Education & Equipping) and Stacy Bellward (podcast host and adoptive mom) to share practical ideas and insights for each level of the Connected Families Framework.

In this podcast you’ll discover:

  • How your attachment style can influence how you view and respond to your child’s behavior, and how your child’s attachment style affects their behavior as well
  • How the Connected Families Framework can deepen your child’s sense of felt safety
  • Ways to strengthen your attachment with a child who is avoidant or suspicious
  • How you can help heal your child’s negative identity messages from the past through the ABCs of affirmation
  • Ways you may need to adjust discipline and correction as you respond to a child who has experienced trauma

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Guest Bio:

Lynn Beckett has worked in the area of foster care and adoption since her graduation from
the University of Georgia in 1981. She joined Lifeline staff in 1989. Her role at
Lifeline has included preparing and equipping families for foster care and adoption
and supporting them in the post-placement phase of their journey. She became a
TBRI® Practitioner in 2016 and a Certified Parent Coach through Connected
Families in 2021. While providing post-placement services to adoptive and foster
families, she developed the parent coaching program for Lifeline. Lynn is
committed to the care of vulnerable children and to helping caregivers bring these
children to a place of healing. Lynn is married to Brian, and they live in Birmingham,
Alabama. They have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren. Lynn
has found that being a grandparent is the best “do over” ever.

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