Strategies for Managing Behaviors in Adoptive Families

The primary focus of work with traumatized children is to teach and support them to learn new ways of effectively managing their emotions and behaviors. In this interactive/skill based workshop, clinicians will explore strategies to: Increase a childs sense of safety assist adoptive parents to anticipate, prepare and trouble-shoot transitions and change to avoid or minimize acting out behaviors, support children to identify and regulate their feelings, teach adoptive parents to respond rather than react to childrens behaviors using predictable and safe responses to minimize power struggles. This workshop will build the clinicians toolkit to assist adoptive parents to tackle behaviors before they intensify while calming themselves before calming the child.

This workshop does not have any offerings for this semester.