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[FosterEd] Nurturing Foster Children (and Yourself!) (November 19, 2019)

Amie Summers, LGSW
WHEN Tuesday, Nov 19th 2019 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM (CST)
COST $20.00 per person
$35.00 per parenting couple
AVAILABLE SPACES 30
SPACES REMAINING 30
LOCATION Law Enforcement Center, 3800 Braddock Ave NE, Buffalo, 55313

During our time together, we’ll discuss how healthy attachment happens, what it can look like when healthy attachment has been disrupted by trauma, neglect, and/or loss of caregiver, and why this often means that more common parenting/caregiver strategies aren’t effective with foster children. I’ll share what strategies ARE effective, using examples from my work with (truly inspiring!) families, foster children, and adopted children. You’ll leave this workshop with specific ways to help your foster children gain a greater sense of safety, within themselves and in relationship with you! We’ll also discuss how to take good care of yourself as you support the foster children in your life.

Amie Summers, LGSW, is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner trained in Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) through Dr. Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. In her private psychotherapy practice she has the honor of witnessing kids and teens, many of whom are from “hard places,” transform and re-discover their “awesome” through the support of a variety of modalities, including somatic work and therapeutic play.