Course Benefits

What You Will Learn

  • How attachment underlines transracial parenting
  • How transracial foster care and adoption fit into a Biblical worldview
  • Tips on how to evaluate  if transracial foster care and adoption is right for your family

What You Will Get

  • Real-life testimonies
  • Though provoking process questions
  • Research-based content

Course Curriculum

    1. Message From the Instructors

    2. Before You Begin…

    3. What Is the Cost?

    4. Precious Jewels

    5. Introductory Roundtable

    6. Think About It!

    1. First, What is Attachment?

    2. Roundtable Reaction

    3. We Are Made in the Image of God

    4. More Roundtable

    5. What Stood Out to You?

    1. Grief and Loss Within Adoption and Culture

    2. How Attachment Trauma Complicates Things

    3. Roundtable Reaction

    4. Am I Color Blind?

    5. Roundtable Reaction

    1. Attuning to Your child's Internal Experience

    2. How Can I Attune Better?

    3. Roundtable Reaction

    4. Familiarity is Disarming

    5. Sitting With a Grieving Child

    1. Wrapping Up

    2. Our Contributors

    3. Final Assessment

    4. End of Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $20.00
  • 25 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Meet Your Instructors

Brandon Jones

MAPC, TAD, LAC, TBRI® Educator

Brandon brings 15 years of experience in the behavioral health field serving in various clinical roles. Brandon is an independently licensed therapist and holds a Master’s in Professional Counseling with a concentration in trauma, abuse, and deprivation. Since joining CFC in 2012, Brandon has held roles as a Licensing Specialist, Foster Care Supervisor, Family Coaching Supervisor, and Child and Family Therapist. He has been a foster parent and is an adoptive father.

Michelle Lunka

MS, LAMFT, TBRI® Practitioner

Michelle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been working with children and families in the child welfare system since 1999. She is a TBRI Practitioner and has served as a foster parent herself. Currently, Michelle oversees the Pregnancy Counseling Program, Infant and DCS Adoptions, Safe Families for Children Arizona Chapter, and Family Empowerment Services at Christian Family Care.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I take this course?

  • Will I receive a certificate of completion for the course?

    Yes! Every course comes with a certificate of completion that has been approved by the Arizona Department of Child Safety when the last lesson is reached. This certificate will have the learner's name, the title of the course, the credit hours, and the date of completion.

  • Can I watch the courses together with my spouse or do we each have to have our own log in?

    Just like our in-person courses, the pricing is based per participant. Each purchase should be logged under an individual’s name, and only that name will be tied to the proof of participation.

  • What is the format of the course content?

    Each of the courses are made up of a variety of modules with lessons within each. These lessons are made up of short videos to watch. Learners must complete the video before they can advance to the next lesson. There is also a variety of “process questions” throughout each lesson to help learners apply lessons from the videos. Each learner must also complete a final assessment quiz to receive a certificate.

  • Can I interact with other people/instructors in the course?

    Yes! Each lesson has a forum where learners can either post or answer a question for discussion to keep the learning going.