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[FosterEd] The Impact of Trauma on Children in Care (Feb 13, 2019)

Nancy Hawkins, Psy. D., L.P.
WHEN Wednesday, Feb 13th 2019 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM (CST)
COST $20.00 per person
$35.00 per parenting couple
LOCATION Chiminising Community Center, 2605 Chiminising Rd, Isle, MN 56342

Ages addressed:

Many children in placement come with layers of trauma that make connecting with them challenging. Underlying the American Indian child’s specific trauma experience is the intergenerational and historical trauma of the child’s family and clan. Based on Nancy’s collaboration with “Nessie” Bayley, “In Touch Again” originator, and Lillian Rice, Ojibway Potawatomi Elder and Cultural Consultant, this workshop will strengthen the foster parent’s ability to respond to trauma behaviors using their own attachment experiences and the sensory system.  Both Nessie and Lillian understood that a child’s sensory system shuts down in the presence of trauma or becomes hypersensitive and that the only intervention that is meaningful comes via the parent and child’s connection or “attunement” with each other.  Parents will experience exercises they will be able to use immediately as well as begin to construct their own bundle of sensory tools to take with them.

Nancy Hawkins, Psy. D., L.P., is an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and has lived and worked in the Minnesota American Indian community for over 30 years.  Nancy’s work has centered on working with children and adults with attachment disruption as well as with issues related to substance abuse, and historical trauma.  Nancy has consulted for a number of American Indian substance abuse programs, provided training for foster parents and created a curriculum for American Indian childcare workers. Nancy is currently employed by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and maintains a small private practice.  She uses many hands on, experiential materials, including sandplay, in her work.