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[FOR PROFESSIONALS] The Psychology of Caring (July 18, 2019)

Peggy Thomsen, MSW, LICSW
WHEN Thursday, Jul 18th 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM (CST)
COST $20.00 per person
AVAILABLE SPACES 50
SPACES REMAINING 32
LOCATION Living Waters Lutheran Church, 1911 4th Ave N, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

This training will take place after the St. Cloud Area Task Force on Permanency

Children who have experienced inadequate care and trauma require non-traditional care to heal and grow.  Adoptive and foster families are called upon to understand their children and respond in ways that are unfamiliar and often contrary to the parenting models they were raised with.  This class will apply attachment principals to the parents and workers who surround high-needs children.

You will go away with:
pro-active interventions are effective and reduce the near constant need to respond to crisis
the most critical times to support families and the tools for each stage of transition
how to help parents “hold self together” even while their child is “falling apart”
what stance is helpful to families through the most difficult situations
how to untangle the messages behind dangerous and difficult behaviors
how worker response to parents affects how parents respond to their children
words that parents and children need to hear over and over

Peggy Thomsen, MSW, LICSW, will be presenting.  Peggy works from her Eagan, MN office serving foster and adoptive families with a focus on challenges specific to attachment concerns and early childhood trauma. The model Peggy uses provides parents with a solid understanding of missed developmental steps and positions them as a reliable source of regulation, safety, and shared joy for their children. Peggy’s family built through adoption and her years providing crisis and foster care informs her work and honors the very deep pain, confusion, and struggles of parents and case workers.