October 19, 2023, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CT

New and experienced parents and professionals that work with them can join this training to learn about the most important-and least explained-aspects of getting ready to raise a family, like determining your values as a parent, learning how your own emotional baggage and personal history will affect your parenting, building sustainable support systems for the transition, and discussions with your partner like how to stay connected, and division of labor.


Lindsay GarrettLindsay C. M. Garrett, LCSW is an expert in the field of adoption, parent preparation, and child welfare. Lindsay is known for her directness, witty sense of humor, loving others through sharing knowledge, and always having a plan. 
Lindsay started writing for Houston Mom’s Blog in the same year she became a parent. Her brain tends to sort things out through writing them down, and in her quest to sort through the transition to parenthood, she wrote her first book, Parent Goals: The Millennial’s Guide to New Parent Preparedness. 
For her entire career, children have been Lindsay’s passion, and by extension their parents. She has spent eleven years supporting parents through adoption at The Gladney Center for Adoption, and the most inspiring part of her work is seeing the magic and mess of growing families. When she is not working or writing, you can find Lindsay watching as much TV as her kids will allow, organizing life in her bullet journal, or baking treats in an introvert’s ploy to make friends. Lindsay lives in Spring, TX with her husband and two children. To connect with Lindsay, you can follow her on Instagram at @lindsaycmgarrett, or visit her website www.lindsaygarrettlcsw.com


Are Continuing Education Units (CEUs) provided through this training?

We are happy to offer .10 social work and counseling CEUs. Certificates of Completion of 1 contact hours is also available for all attendees.

Is this event virtual?

Yes.  The event will be broadcast on ZOOM.

Will the event be recorded?


Where can I find other Gladney University trainings?

Visit GladneyUniversity.com for all upcoming trainings. You can also sign up to be notified by email.

Parent Prep: Practical and Emotional Ways to Prepare for Having Kids