Date: 4/21/2017, 9:00 am—12:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Family Paths, Inc.
The training is designed for beginning level professionals/providers working with young children and families. It is surprisingly common to hear that working with young children and families often bring unexpected emotional intensity and internal turmoil for providers, especially in the beginning. It is particularly true when working with children involved in the foster care system, due to the experienced trauma and complex nature of their relational experiences. This training will begin to uncover the emotional intensity of working with this population in relation to the regulation process, parallel process, and relational work which often is the focus of the work with young children and families. This training will also address the multi-layered sense of vulnerabilities that are inherent in the work and how it could be experienced by children, families, and providers. The learning will take place in a workshop format to facilitate participants’ awareness and knowledge of the possible emotional intensity in the work through reflection, interactive dialogue and exploration, and also the sense of vulnerability experienced and expressed. The trainer’s hope is to support the participants to embrace such vulnerability in their work.