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[FosterEd] Trauma: How This Hidden Wound Can Impact a Child Long After It Occurs! (January 25, 2020)

Amber Morrighan, MA, LMFT
WHEN Saturday, Jan 25th 2020 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM (CST)
COST $40.00 per person
$70.00 per parenting couple
LOCATION Meeker County Family Services Center, 114 N. Holcombe Ave., Litchfield, MN 55355 Room 200

Ages addressed:

Trauma is something that is being talked about frequently now in communities, schools, the media, etc.  For children in out of home placement, trauma is something that is often either diagnosed or talked about as something to be aware of for caregivers.  As this can feel like a new and confusing concept, it can be hard to know the difference between hard or bad things that happen in life and “trauma.”  During this two-part series you will learn about trauma, how it is defined, as well as how trauma impacts the brain and relationships.  Following this there will be discussion about how trauma symptoms or responses can impact households as well as hands on examples of ways you can successfully intervene if/when trauma responses are impacting the behaviors that are happening in your home and in the school.

Amber Morrighan, MA, LMFT has been working with children who have been adopted or are in the foster care setting, their families and caregivers for 20 years in a variety of settings including residential care (as both a direct care worker and therapist), outpatient therapy, boot camp, and as a clinical supervisor.  She is passionate about helping others heal from traumas and learn to develop healthy attachments to others in their lives.  She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), rostered in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and certified in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy. As a Clinical supervisor at both a non-profit agency and privately she is deeply committed to training and teaching other therapists and professionals to assist children and their caregivers in healing the impacts of trauma at any age.  Amber brings the use of humor to presentations and invites others to be able to be light hearted with difficult subjects.