Adopting the Older Child: Fostering Safety & Security
Thu, June 22, 6pm – 8pm
About the Training It’s no secret that adopting an older child has its own unique challenges. On a rough day, navigating those challenges can be exhausting. You may question if your child will ever attach, or if you are equipped to meet your child’s needs. You may wonder why everything you try just seems to make things worse. And parenting “advice” from friends and family who don’t understand can leave you feeling even more isolated and overwhelmed. The good news is there is help. Join us for this webinar where we will explore: The relationship between brain development and attachment Distinguishing between “normal” behavior vs. trauma-related behavior The emotional conflicts for both YOU and your child When to use structure and discipline vs. reassurance and nurturing Common pitfalls that hurt more than help Keys to fostering safety and security for everyone in the home How to “center” yourself to provide the healing your child needs.
About the Trainer Mary Nervig, LCSW is a clinical social worker who has been in private practice since 1995. Her clinical specialties are in attachment, early life trauma, and adoption. She is certified in EMDR and has extensive experience and training in understanding and working with attachment and early life developmental issues. $20/single online participant / $80 agencies The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. 
Register online at: https://adoptolderchild.eventbrite.com Questions? Contact us at info@coalitionforcyf.org or call 414-475-1246