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Foster Care Parenting Using the Nurtured Heart Approach®

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Our guests are:
Karen Clayton, is a licensed Professional, Therapeutic Foster Care Provider, currently providing foster care for adolescents enrolled in a substance abuse rehabilitation and recovery program. Karen holds a Master's in Education with an emphasis on youth who are emotionally and behaviorally 'at risk' for failure. During her time as an educational program corrdinator, Karen created "I Am Part of The Solution," an anti-bullying program founded on the Nurtured Heart Approach.  She is a Certified Nurtured Heart Approach Advanced Trainer and Enthusiast! Karen offers classes and coaching for parents, teachers and other professionals.
Kim Combes, M.Ed., has been in the human service arena since 1980 in various positions such as being employed as a Social Worker for the Iowa Dept. of Human Services and as a family therapist for two private agencies (among others).  Kim is currently self-employed as a private practice counselor and national presenter.  He and his wife, Diane, reside in Iowa.  Since 1994 Kim has also provided foster care for 40+ teenage boys and adopted five children now ranging in age from 16-23.  Too, he has articles published in several foster/adoptive care magazines and books.
Nate Bultman lives with his family in Rockford, MI and is married to his wife Dawn for 9 years. They have 10 wonderful children in their blended family ages of 3-16.  They have been blessed and challenged as adoptive parents of intense and highly energetic children who are adjusting to a new family.  Nate is a Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC) a Marriage and Family Therapist (LLMFT) and  teaches an intensive 6 week course on the Nurtured Heart Approach ® as a certified trainer to caregivers in West Michigan.

More to share soon about this podcast, so stay tuned! 

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