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Courses
Designed to
Strengthen
Family Life

for foster, adoptive,
& traditional families

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interactive informative inspiring

Courses
Designed to
Strengthen
Family Life

for foster, adoptive,
& traditional families

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Strengthen Your Parenting - Enrich Their Future

with practical and proven relationship-based parenting.

Resource-rich courses and presentations for:

  • Licensing supervisors
  • Foster care supervisors
  • MDHHS child welfare leaders
  • Educators
  • Single parents
  • Married parents
  • Foster / Adoptive parents
  • Children’s ministries leaders / volunteers
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Do you feel like you're constantly surrounded by other families who have it easier than you?

If you’re struggling with:

Register now for encouragement, support and tools. Renew your perspectives, build a new village and redefine your parenting strategies.

Are you missing that "rewarding" feeling you thought you'd have with fostering or adopting?

If you’re struggling with:

Connect with a biological, (former) foster and adoptive parent who is living what she teaches, can relate, and has worked in the child welfare field.

Parenting is the biggest job you’ll ever have, and there is so little training for it!

Things CAN change! There IS hope!

Learn Together with Family Bound

Grow New Branches and Sprout New Life
for the Children in Your Care

It’s no secret that parenting can be tough. There are a lot of demands placed on parents, and it can be difficult to know how to best meet the needs of your children. If you’re struggling to connect with your kids, are a foster family or an adoptive family dealing with trauma or unique needs, our relationship-based parenting courses and presentations can help.

We offer research-based material, engaging and interactive presentations, and resources to help you foster healthy family relationships. With our help, you can learn how to relate to your kids again and enrich your family life.

With our passionate, personal care and attention to your questions and followup needs, you’ll feel like a member of our family.

Testimonials
From a personal and professional standpoint, we have always enjoyed working with Jennifer. She provides top quality content in a timely manner. As a team member, I have never had to worry about whether Jennifer will pull her weight or show up because she does so effortlessly. She has a soft but encouraging voice and is not afraid to share her brilliant thoughts and ideas.
Testimonial from Justin and Alexis Black
Justin & Alexis Black
Redefining Normal
Jennifer delivers what she promises: informative, inspiring and interactive presentations that are carefully designed to strengthen relationships between kids, parents and systems. She will research and passionately present the chosen topic. She is connected to resources statewide and will ensure families have what they need to move forward.
Laura Bouse - Fostering Forward
Laura Bouse, President and Executive Director
Fostering Forward Michigan

Parenting Advice You Can Count On

For families, small groups, and educators.

Family/Group Courses

Online courses and resources to help reignite your family's spark and redefine your future. Learn practical methods for connecting with your kids and strengthening your family dynamic.

Group presentations and training online parenting

Speaking Engagements

A statewide presenter for MDHHS’ Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Parent Conference, Jennifer is skilled at engaging small or large groups. She has a beautiful way of incorporating interactive activities, humor, and research-based information to inform, equip and inspire attendees.

custom training for foster and adoptive families

Custom Presentations

If you have a topic that you would like presented, talk to Jennifer about your needs. She will do the research, and present a tailored presentation geared toward your audience.

Family/Group Courses

Online courses and resources to help reignite your family's spark and redefine your future. Learn practical methods for connecting with your kids and strengthening your family dynamic.

Group presentations and training online parenting

Speaking Engagements

A statewide presenter for MDHHS’ Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Parent Conference, Jennifer is skilled at engaging small or large groups. She has a beautiful way of incorporating interactive activities, humor, and research-based information to inform, equip and inspire attendees.

custom training for foster and adoptive families

Custom Presentations

If you have a topic that you would like presented, talk to Jennifer about your needs. She will do the research, and present a tailored presentation geared toward your audience.

Ideal for Adoptive and Foster Families

We are here to help any families that need some extra tools, however, our passion, training, and experience is geared toward the unique dynamics of foster and adoptive families.

Whether you’re in the trenches of parenting or coming alongside those who are, Family Bound will help you to

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Jennifer Patrick

Jennifer Patrick

  • Certified Family Life Educator
  • Certified Trauma-Informed Trainer
  • MDHHS Pre-Licensing Trainer for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Parents
  • 2015 MDHHS Faith & Community Excellence Award Recipient

Hello!

I’m Jennifer, a biological, foster and adoptive parent who “gets it.” I practice what I teach in my own life “on the daily.”

And trust me when I say, I’ve heard and seen just about everything!

Many trainings provide great information so you know the “why.” However, they don’t always provide the “how.” Family Bound courses and presentations offer both research-based information as well as proven relationship-based parenting strategies and trauma-informed response methods to help you quicken the breakthrough factor in your relationships.

I look forward to learning more about you and your family. Together, we can do this!

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“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment…until it becomes a memory.”

~ Dr. Seuss ~

Don’t let these moments become memories without intentionally engaging in increased relationship value, education that improves family dynamics, and renewed hope for the future of your most valuable treasures: your loved ones. 

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