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Welcome to Right Turn!

Statewide support for Nebraska's adoptive and guardianship families.


Right Turn® is here to help and support families who have adopted a child or entered into a guardianship in Nebraska.
Eligibility includes international, domestic, step-parent and adoption from foster care along with guardianship from foster care. 
Right Turn® is located in 8 offices across the state of Nebraska - we can help make a difference in the lives of parents and their children.
Our website contains a variety of resources. Feel free to take a look around. 
Help is just around the corner. Make the Right Turn® 


Current Events at Right Turn®


 New Support Groups

North Platte support group meets over the lunch hour from 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm on the first Thursday of every month at Nebraska Children’s Home Society 121 N Dewey Suite 206 North Platte. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch and join other parents for support and conversation. 

Kearney support group begins September 18th. This group will meet from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Kearney Public Library 2020 1st Ave, Kearney, NE. Watch our calendar for additional dates in October and November.  

Coming soon! Support group in Grand Island. Keep an eye out for more details. 


New Teen Support Groups

Teen Support Group is for Adopted Teens ages 14 to 18 and will be held on the second Monday of each month. Teen Support Group is an open forum, for Adopted Teens, to share and connect with other Adopted Teens.  Each teen participant and a guardian will need to complete a 1 hour orientation assessment before the teen can attend their first  meeting. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an orientation assessment, please contact Jacey Stephens


TAC is coming to Norfolk!

TAC (Training for Adoption Compatency) will begin in Norfolk in September 2018. 

The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) developed TAC based on its extensive experience in providing pre– and post-adoption counseling and educational services to families, educators, child welfare staff, and mental health providers. Find out more HERE


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Thank you Scottsbluff, North Platte, McCook, Kearney and Grand Island for all the great input and ideas on creating even better supports for Nebraska’s adoption community. We have received so much great feed back and it is appreciated. Implementation has already started for some of the ideas that we heard and still others are already in the planning stages. Keep watching for new trainings (Kinship Adoption) and support groups in new areas (North Platte and Kearney).
We can’t wait to hear what ideas the rest of the state has to offer. Norfolk, Columbus and South Sioux City are next on our list. But don’t worry, we want to hear from all of you. 

A Step Further Parent Workshop (Session 1) - Kearney

Friday, January 12, 2018
9:30 am3:30 pm
Kearney Public Library | Niobrara Room | 2020 1st Ave. | Kearney, NE 68847

With Christine Bowlby, LMHP, RPT

This two part workshop takes what we know about attachment, brain development, trauma, loss, and healing and puts it into practice. Parents become part of the healing process and begin to understand their child's behavior, mental health needs, and challenges differently. A Step Further curriculum is firmly rooted in research related to the impact trauma and loss has on the brain and how implementing therapeutic, enrichment, and educational activities can impact brain development and help to heal the parts of the brain which have been poorly developed or damaged because of child trauma. Right Turn recognizes the enormity of the situations for families parenting children with extensive trauma histories. Right Turn is committed to providing a well rounded support to truly improve the quality of life, not just provide crisis management for the situation.

The workshop focuses on:

•Assisting parents in understanding attachment milestones.

•Supports parents in implementing simple relationship building strategies.

•Improves a child’s ability to form trusting relationships.

•Improves parents ability to connect with their child and helps parents understand how past traumas effect a child’s relationship ability.

12 CEUs Available

Lunch is also provided.

The second session of this two part workshop is scheduled for January 20 2018, from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.

By registering for this session, you are registering for the second session as well.

CONTACT US

888.667.2399

Right Turn® is a collaboration between Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska & Nebraska Children’s Home Society. 

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