The State of California committed resources to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 for youth and post adoptive families. This California Statewide Post Adoption Navigator site was developed as
a part of this Statewide project serving families across the State.

While the Post Permanency Project ended September 30, 2022, we hope this website serves a resource to connect you to your local post adoption service provider, and you enjoy the insight articles and on demand trainings coming.

Making Sense of Meltdowns

Presented by Jessica Sinarski

A Training for Parents, Caregivers and Professionals. Sponsored by Post Adoption Services (PAS)

The human brain processes 11 million bits of information every second, which comes in through our eight (not five) senses. Taking in all of this sensory input, especially when paired with the bias of trauma, causes the brain to react quickly, and defensively. This often leads to frustrating behaviors and stressed relationships.

This workshop will provide some eye-opening sensory basics in a child-friendly format along with practical takeaways that can be integrated into your busy day. Plus, participants will get some easy-to-implement strategies for helping your whole family to make sense of big feelings.


Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH, is a dynamic presenter, bilingual author, and clinical supervisor. She equips parents and professionals to be healers for hurting children, igniting both passion and know-how in audiences. She has been a Certified Adoption Therapist since 2008. Jessica lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three busy boys.