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Creating Meaningful Connections: Understanding Adopted Children’s Behaviors

Start time/date: Sept  20, 2014 9:30 AM
End time/date: Sept  20, 2014 12:00 PM
 
Place: Pact, an adoption alliance
5515 Doyle Street Suite 1, Emeryville CA 94608
 

Creating Meaningful Connections: Understanding Adopted Children’s Behaviors from an Attachment and Trauma Informed Perspective

 Limited Space Available, Register Today!

Have you ever wondered why your adopted children might behave in certain ways?  Would you like some tips on how to reduce unwanted behaviors? Increase cooperation? Leave the house with calmness instead of chaos? This workshop will address the underlying causes for some of the behaviors we see in adopted children, using attachment theory and trauma as the basis for understanding.

 

Join this presentation about how to find balance in ways that strengthen ongoing connection between parent and child, while giving parents clarity about how to set appropriate boundaries and guidelines.   This presentation will also explore how a parent’s understanding of his or her own attachment relationships can be used as a tool to promote effective parenting.  Practical suggestions and research-based guidelines will be offered, including some tips and tools that you can use right away.


Featured Speaker:

Kim Olenic, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adoptive parents, birthparents, and adoptees of all ages in agency and private practice settings.  She specializes in the areas of domestic adoption, international adoption and transracial adoption.  Kim is also a transracial adoptee, who was adopted from South Korea at the age of three.  She has gone through the birth parent search process, and was reunited with her birthmother as a teenager.   Her professional training coupled with her personal experience as a transracial adoptee gives her a dynamic understanding of adoption as a lifelong journey.




Pricing Description:

 $50/per person

At door registration $65/ per person

Pact members receive a 15% discount to workshop registrations

Please choose carefully when registering for Pact events. Pact is not in a position to refund workshop or event registration fees.