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    I’m Pregnant

    If you're facing an unintended pregnancy or have recently given birth, we're here for you with free and confidential all-options counseling, resources, and support. Call our pregnancy counselors 24/7 at 800-439-0233.

    I Want to Adopt

    I Want to Adopt

    Browse our network of adoption services including infant and foster care adoption, home studies, and post-adoption support.

    I Need Post-Adoption Support

    I Need Post-Adoption Support

    Explore our network of services including specialized counseling and support groups that help to stabilize and improve behavioral health symptoms.

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  • Training & Education


Looking for Adoptions Together or FamilyWorks Together? New name, same us. Here’s why!

Parenting and Caregiving with Self-Compassion

11:30 AM-1 PM Live on Zoom

Foster parents from Maryland, DC, and Virginia are invited to join our team for a free training in honor of National Foster Care Month. Learn more below! ↓


A woman sits as she holds her child on her lap while doing a training on her laptop

You will never stop flipping your lid. And it’s ok. It makes sense.

You’re human. Parenting is hard.

Parenting children who have experienced loss and trauma is hard. Returning to calm can get easier and it can happen faster. Repairing and returning to connection is possible.

How? Through compassion. Self-compassion. Shifting into a place of openness and curiosity and away from shame and blame is possible with self-compassion.

Join Paths for Families for a free training as we discuss what it feels like to make sense of your feelings and behaviors and move into a place of parenting from compassion.

At the conclusion of this training participants will be able to:

  • Define self-compassion.
  • Identify at least 3 strategies for self-compassion.
  • Describe at least 3 benefits of self-compassion.


Contact us with Questions!