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6-Part Series: Growing up Again: Hope and Healing (Wed's, Mar 13 - Apr 17, 2019)

WHEN Wednesday, Mar 13th 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
COST $80.00 per person
$140.00 per parenting couple
LOCATION Anoka County Government Center, 2100 3rd Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303

Growing Up Again is about finding hope and healing as we care for ourselves, so we can care for our children. Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children is the process of getting what we need now to face the new challenges and new situations that we meet as we go through the various stages of our lives.  Some styles of parenting, which may have once worked for us, may not work for kids who have experienced neglect, abuse, or other trauma.

This interactive skills-based parenting program that covers 1) child development, 2) the issue of legacy (how we were parented), and 3) the importance of self-care. Participants learn to understand their children’s behavior as an expression on unmet needs. This is not a “how to” package, nor a program that has the same answers for everyone because each family and child is unique. It encourages parents to examine their children’s early histories, development and unmet needs and then practice using different tools and skills to support their children.

Parents are also encouraged to examine their own lives and understand the impact of their growing up on the present parenting. Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children is about learning to accept ourselves and our children for who we/they are.  It's about creating the kind of connection that builds a safe nest for our children.

Lisa Krause, M.A. CFLE, is an adjunct professor at Concordia University St. Paul where she teaches in Family Science and the Family Coaching Certificate program. In addition to teaching Lisa runs her own parent coaching business and has partnered with the University of MN Extension and Jean Illsley Clarke to create three free online parenting courses around overindulgence. Her passion is working in the area of attachment and early childhood trauma. Lisa is a board member of the Family Life Coaching Association and is a member of the National Council on Family Relations, MN Council of Family Relations.

Deborah Fjeld is an adoptive parent of 4 children adopted from foster care, former parent support specialist for families with adoptive children, and trainer in children’s mental health and adoption issues. Her passion is helping parents who are struggling with high needs children. Debora provides trainings on how to help professionals understand what it means to raise children with mental health, attachment and FASD needs.