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Welcome to Right Turn!

Statewide support for Nebraska's adoptive and guardianship families.

We are 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.

You never know what you might find when you make the Right Turn® 

Current Events at Right Turn®

**Lincoln Support Group has Changed Location**

The Lincoln support group will now be held at Christ United Methodist Church located at 4530 A St, Lincoln, NE. This change is effective for the February support group. Group will be held in the lower part of the church. Staff will be available to assist you in finding our new meeting rooms. 

Family Events:

Right Turn Family Picnic June 18, 2018 at Camp Carol Joy Holling in Ashland, NE

 A Day at Riverside Discovery Center August 4, 2018 in Scottsbluff, NE

Family Challenge Day August 11, 2018 at Camp Cosmo in Grand Island, NE

Round Table Discussion: Enhancing Post Permanency Services in the Western Service Region

Right Turn round tables coming to McCook, North Platte and Gering. Stakeholders from the region are invited to attend this opportunity to discuss struggles and solutions to some of the larger issues facing Nebraska's adoptive families.

McCook April 23, 2018

North Platte April 24, 2018

Gering April 25, 2018

Meal provided. Registration required. 

A Step Further Parent Workshop (Session 1) - Lincoln

Saturday, May 5, 2018
9:00 am3:00 pm
Nebraska Children's Home Society | 4700 Valley Road | Lincoln, NE 68510

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 May 11, 2018, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

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



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