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 for services includes families formed through international, domestic, step-parent, and foster care adoption 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 anywhere within the state of Nebraska. Services are also available to families who adopted in Nebraska but have since moved out of state. If you have questions regarding eligibility don't hesitate to give us a call at 888.667.2399
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®
At Right Turn® we believe families should have fun together.
Through laughter and play, families are able to create lasting memories and strengthen the bonds between parent and child. We have many amazing events scheduled across the state! Just click the images to find out more information on events happening near you.
Two new groups for adopted youth
Adolescence is a tough time for many youths. The complexity of adoption-related issues can magnify this difficulty. That is why Right Turn now offers groups specifically for youth during these difficult years.
Our 8-week group for youth age 14-18 is kicking off in Lincoln on September 17th. Our 6-week group for youth age 10-13 will launch on October 1st. Space is limited so be sure to register early.
It's Back to School Time!
Did you know Right Turn can help with advocacy and support in school-related issues?
Call us at 888-667-2399 before your IEP meeting to get started on your back to school plan.
For additional Special Education and school planning resources click here.
Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) is coming to Norfolk!
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
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 June 16, 2018 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
By registering for this session, you are registering for the second session as well.