Welcome to Right Turn!
Statewide support for Nebraska's adoptive and guardianship families.
We want to hear from you.
Round Table Discussion: Enhancing Post Permanency Services in the
Central Service Region
Stakeholders from the region are invited to attend this opportunity to discuss struggles and solutions to some of the issues facing Nebraska’s adoptive 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®
Right Turn is now offering a support group for adoptive and guardianship parents in North Platte. This group will meet 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.
Coming soon! Support group in Grand Island. Keep an eye out for more details.
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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** Due to weather safety this training was rescheduled. Please check email for details **
What do people say to YOUR KIDS about ADOPTION?
Do your kids know how to W.I.S.E. Up! their friends, peers and neighbors about ADOPTION?
W.I.S.E. Up!, developed by C.A.S.E, is designed to empower kids and families in their own world! It is a program that teaches tools for handling comments and questions about adoption. W.I.S.E. Up! gives children and teens (and parents, too!) the power to choose how to talk about adoption with others! Children need W.I.S.E. Up! when they begin to be asked questions about adoption and their adoption story.
This TOOL is important when the children begin to hear that others are noticing some differences about how their family was formed. For children in transracial or transcultural families, that may begin as early as age 3 (“Why don’t you look like your mom?”) and for others, it may not begin until ages 6, 7, or 8, when their friends may begin to be curious about their adoptive family (“Why were you adopted?”).
W.I.S.E. Up! is for adopted children entering 1st — 6th grades in Fall of 2017.
Please note that birth children and foster children are not able to attend. W.I.S.E. Up! is a curriculum of C.A.S.E. and Right Turn is bound by their requirements.
Parents do need to attend with their children.
Dinner will be served.