At The Institute For Childhood Education, our vision and mission is to nurture children by empowering teachers. Our passion is based in nurturing children…they really are the future of our country, and we believe that we are called to invest in them with everything we do. That means everything, including our finances as a business! We are excited to announce that we will be giving 10% of all website profits to Connected Kids. Connected Kids is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Barbara to help parents, and other adults, understand, cope, and help kids with traumatic pasts.
About Connected Kids
The first step to overcoming trauma is understanding it—and how it impacts us. Once we address our own questions and fears about trauma, we can become part of the solution.
Connected Kids’ mission is educating and supporting committed parents, guardians and advocates with evidence-based parenting strategies. Here’s how we’re leading the way:
Education. Through community training and private consulting, Connected Kids provides education on child development, trauma and connected/intentional parenting. Our strategies combine child development principles and groundbreaking brain research, and we help adults tackle behavioral issues and build accountability in a way that creates and maintains connection with the children in their lives.
While our strategies are particularly helpful for adults dealing with traumatized children, they empower all adults to become better parents, teachers and leaders.
Support. We’ve worked with numerous families, and we know that adults who are raising children in crisis can feel alone, unsupported and even hopeless. Often, the help that is available is simply too expensive. It’s no surprise that many parents and guardians are unable to connect with their children–much less influence their behavior!
Connected Kids provides compassionate guidance, affordable resources and tools that work. By partnering with professional agencies, churches and other community groups, we offer a cooperative, community approach—and a valuable network of support for families who need it most.