Training Calendar & Registration

Upcoming Trainings

Therapeutic Parenting 101: What’s Up With My Kid and How Can I Help?

8/30/2021
8:00-9:00 PM EST

$15.00

Therapeutic Parenting 101: All About Attachment

9/16/2021
8:00-9:00 PM EST

$15.00

How to Talk to Your Child About Suicide

9/27/2021
11
:00-12:30 PM EST

Free

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Sensory and Somatic Strategies for Regulation
Could Sensory Integration issues explain some of your child’s dysregulated behaviors? Learn about the body’s sensory system, roots of sensory dysfunction and how your child’s daily life may be impacted by SI issues. Join an OT and a mom to explore how and when to find help and how to create a sensory rich home environment.

 

Therapeutic Parenting 101: What’s Up With My Kid and How Can I Help?
Children who have been maltreated, neglected, substance-exposed and separated from their family of origin often struggle with relationships, don't appear to respond to typical forms of discipline, and challenge and frustrate their foster and adoptive parents. What’s going on? Join Allison Cooke Douglas, adoptive mother and Manager of Harmony Family Center’s Resource Center in exploring the how your child’s history may impact their (and your) daily life and how shifting to Therapeutic Parenting can calm the chaos.

 
 

Therapeutic Parenting 101: All About Attachment
What is attachment and how does it impact foster/adoptive families? Join Allison Cooke Douglas, adoptive mother of four and Manager of Harmony Family Center’s Resource Center in examining the role of attachment in the life span, how foster care and adoption can impact a child’s healthy attachment and how parents can build or strengthen a child’s capacity to attach and create healthier relationships.

How to Talk to Your Child About Suicide

Talking about suicide is hard, and it’s even harder to think about having to do this with your own child.  Research and practice show that opening up lines of communication between parents and children can help reduce the likelihood that a child will attempt suicide.  Offering concrete, real life supports – especially nurturing relationships - reduce that likelihood even more.

Sadly, suicide is on the rise across all age groups and races in our country.  A therapist and mother will discuss why some children may be more at risk to attempt suicide than others and the signs to look for.  Then, they will give some practical tips for how to plan for the conversation, what to say and not to say, and how to build in supports for your child.  They will also talk about what to do in a crisis situation and what to expect when professionals are called upon for help.  

 
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