Fri, Dec 13 | Fred Finch -Training Center

Lessons from Our Living Rooms - Tips for Managing Explosive Feelings and Behaviors in Kids and Teens

After many years of working with foster and adoptive families, it is clear that there are a few key things that have helped families find greater ease at home. This workshop provides a brief overview of the way that trauma impacts the nervous system, sensory system and youth’s ability to regulate.
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Lessons from Our Living Rooms  - Tips for Managing Explosive Feelings and Behaviors in Kids and Teens

Time & Location

Dec 13, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fred Finch -Training Center, 3800 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA 94602, USA

About the Event

Dr. Laura S. Anderson  

Training Description

After many years of working with foster and adoptive families, it is clear that there are a few key things that have helped families find greater ease at home. This workshop provides a brief overview of the way that trauma impacts the nervous system, sensory system and youth’s ability to regulate emotions.    Understanding typical trauma responses and sensory functioning can really help caregivers make sense of, and respond effectively to challenging behavior.  The presenter has worked with foster and adoptive families for more than twenty years, and is an adoptive parent herself.  The aim of this workshop is to rethink classic trauma triggers and behavioral recommendations -and to offer strategies that can truly be helpful to children and families to navigate daily family life.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide an overview of brain science that is valuable for caregivers of foster and adoptive youth
  • Understand triggers and implement soothing prevention strategies for kids and teensList 3 key de-escalation strategies that are successful with foster and adoptive youth who struggle with emotional regulation
  • Develop better skills for having hard conversations that are common triggers for foster and adoptive youth

Agenda

8:45      Sign In  

9:00-9:45       Overview of Brain Science As It Specifically Relates to Foster and Adopted Youth and Families

9:45-10:30    Focus on prevention strategies for explosive behavior in kids and teens

10:30-10:45 BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

10:45-11:30 Discuss  de-escalation strategies that are successful with foster and adoptive youth who struggle with emotional regulation

11:30-12:15    Develop better skills for having hard conversations that are common triggers for foster and adoptive youth

12:15-12:50  Summary, Discussion and Key Take-Away Points Review

12:50 - 1:00 Course Evaluations

1:00  Adjournment

This course meets the qualifications for (3.75) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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