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[FosterEd] The Impact on Children Who Witness Domestic Violence (February 7, 2020)

Mary McGowan
WHEN Friday, Feb 7th 2020 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM (CST)
COST $20.00 per person
$35.00 per parenting couple
LOCATION Douglas County Public Works, 526 Willow Drive, Alexandria, MN

Audience: Parents & Professionals
Level: (Advanced)
Ages addressed: 0-18

Domestic or Family Violence has a major impact on all family members, especially the children and youth. Learn what the effects are at various developmental stages through a trauma lens, and how this impacts their relationships with foster and adoptive families. Knowing how to determine the most effective services to assist the family is vital in making real change and will be discussed.

This will be a presentation using visual tools and real examples of how harmful domestic violence is to the children and youth who witness it. There will be an opportunity for questions and open dialogue. Power point and a short film with case scenario processing will also be a part of the presentation.

Mary McGowan has led the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh) in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 2011.  During her tenure, Ms. McGowan has implemented multiple comprehensive trainings for parents and professionals which have been shared to thousands in North America. She continues to raise awareness on a National level of how early abuse and neglect impact our youth and families.