Michael Trout & Lori Thomas: The Jonathon Letters - Part 1

Karen Doyle Buckwalter concludes her latest series of conversations with Michael Trout by examining one of his books. Today, Karen is joined by Michael Trout and Lori Thomas as they begin their conversation of the book the two co-wrote, The Jonathon Letters: One Family's Use of Support as They Took In, and Fell In Love With, a Troubled Child. Part 2 of this conversation will be released on March 24th.

Michael Trout founded The Infant-Parent Institute, a private clinical practice, consultation and training facility dedicated to understanding the relationship between early social experiences and how our lives form. Now retired, Mr. Trout remains active as an author and regular speaker on early development and problems of attachment.

Lori has an extensive history working with children who have experienced trauma, beginning as a foster and adoptive parent, which led to her interest in entering the field of counseling. Lori has completed many trainings, including a 40-hour Nurturing Attachments Postgraduate Training by Deborah Gray. She also earned certificates in Crisis Pregnancy Coaching through Light University. In addition to co-authoring The Jonathan Letters (2005), and contributing to Attachment Theory In Action, she is also a contributing author to The Hope-Filled Parent (2008), Hope for Healing (2011). She is an active advocate and public speaker on children’s issues. She is the mother of seven children, three through birth and four through adoption. She served on the Board of Directors of The Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh) for nine years.

The videos, books and accompanying study guides are available exclusively through the TKC Store.

Part One:

For More:

Meditations for Foster & Adoptive Parents - Part 1 and Part 2

Little Ones Affected by Incarceration Speak - Part 1 and Part 2

Adopting A Wounded Child - Part 1 and Part 2

Babies Have Their Say About Domestic Violence - Part 1 and Part 2

Young Children Speak Their Minds on Divorce - Part 1 and Part 2

A Young Child's Point of View on Foster Care & Adoption - Part 1 and Part 2

Gentle Transitions: A Newborn Babies Point of View on Adoption

Inspirations Behind Transitions Videos - Part 1 and Part 2

Past Conversations With Michael Trout

Past ATIA Podcast Episodes

The Infant-Parent Institute

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