course »Calmer Bodies, Fewer Battles: Parenting Children With Trauma and Sensory Related Needs

Date: 4/30/2018, 9:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 3.25
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
After many years of working with foster and adoptive families, it is clear that there are a few key things that have been helpful in increasing the peace at home. This workshop provides some understanding of the way that children with trauma histories and/or attachment disruptions can have differing brain and body chemistry. The training will also explore common relationship triggers that require distinct parental understanding. Sensory issues can also contribute to challenging behavior and parenting children with sensory integration challenges will be specifically discussed. Many common parenting approaches and frequently recommended behavioral interventions may not be effective in foster and adoptive homes. The aim of this workshop is to rethink classic behavioral recommendations and offer strategies that can truly be helpful to children and families to navigate daily family life.