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Counseling and Supports

NH DCYF Post-Adoption Services

A variety of services available to assist adopted children and their families.

Adoption is a lifelong commitment. At any stage throughout life the adopted person and the adoptive family may have needs or questions that are unique to adoption. The NH Division for Children, Youth, and Families provides information and referral regarding post adoption services and support , as well as short-term case management, voluntary services, education and support. Visit our Post-Adoption Services page to learn more.

NH Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

Supporting foster and adoptive parents and remaining a consistent strong voice on behalf of all children.

NH FAPA hosts an annual conference for foster and adoptive parents. 

Family Resource Centers

State-wide centers providing comprehensive services to parents and their children.

Services include parenting classes, parent-child groups, early learning centers, play groups, assistance with tax preparation, information and referral, after school assistance and other programs to meet specific community needs. Family resource centers are open to all families and can be especially supportive of families struggling with challenging issues, limited financial resources and/or troubled family dynamics.  

All Family Resource Centers seek to strengthen families by promoting health, wellbeing, self-sufficiency and positive parenting through support and education. Learn more here.

Trust-Based Relational Intervention

Attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.

The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development through Texas Christian University offers this highly successful method for helping children who come from "hard places". While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI is connection. Several introductory videos are available on the site (or via a quick YouTube search for TBRI).  Other resources are available for purchase through the website's store.  

NH DCYF is committed to making TBRI education and resources available state-wide.

Center for Adoption Support and Education

Working to nurture, inspire and empower anyone whose life is touched by foster care and adoption.

CASE is committed to ensuring adoption permanency and the well-being of foster and adopted children, adults, and their families, through direct clinical services and education for both parents and professionals. The site provides a wealth of resources for parents and families for both pre-and-post-adoption.


Improving lives of those affected by mental illness.

NAMI New Hampshire is a grassroots organization working to improve the quality of life for all by providing support, education and advocacy for people affected by mental illness.

Comprised of a network of affiliate chapters and support groups, staff and volunteers, NAMI NH provides information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness.

Child Trauma Academy

Working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education.

The Child Trauma Academy provides online courses and information that offer creative and practical approaches to working with children suffering trauma from abuse and neglect. Numerous topics are covered in the CTA Library.

Boris Gindis Center

Psychological services for internationally adopted children.

The BG Center for Cognitive and Developmental Assessment and Remediation hosts a variety of offerings that help prepare parents and professionals for dealing with the behavioral, emotional, developmental and educational needs of internationally adopted older children. While specifically geared toward international adoption, many of the topics are beneficial to all adoptive parents.


Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children provides information and numerous education and training opportunities focusing on all aspects of attachment, attachment therapy, and attachment parenting.


Accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Wrightslaw holds thousands of articles and other resources on dozens of topics related to special education and education law.  

Parent Information Center of NH

Striving to achieve positive outcomes for children and youth, with a focus on those with disabilities and special healthcare needs.

The Parent Information Center of New Hampshire partners with families, educators, youth, professionals and organizations to benefit children and youth with special needs.

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