Attachment Based Parenting Approaches in Adoption

ID: 5954WEB

In this interactive and clinical webinar, participants will explore how missing and disrupted attachments impact adopted children’s behaviors. Participants will identify symptoms of impaired attachment and discuss the emotional demands this has on adoptive parents and families. Through case examples and experiential activities, participants will learn strategies to assist parents to strengthen the parent-child relationship and implement parenting techniques that focus on attachment and building trust rather than ‘traditional’ parenting approaches. Mental health professionals will add to their clinical ‘tool box’ as they learn new techniques that will be effective for foster and adoptive families.[Required for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical

Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define the process of secure attachment and explain why attachment is important
  • Describe how missing and disrupted attachments impact children's behavior and ability to trust
  • Identify the causes, symptoms and assessment of impaired attachment
  • Identify and assess the emotional demands and impact impaired attachment has on foster, adoptive and kinship families
  • Develop strategies to assist parents to strengthen positive parent-child relationships and family bonds
  • Develop attachment focused parenting techniques that help parents focus on building trust and security

    Webinar Outline

    9:30 am Welcome/Introduction

    9:35 am Webinar Objectives

    9:40 am Attachment, trust of care, video, lessons learned from loss, activity, building empathy and connecting with parents

    10:05 am Survival and Protection/Group Activity

  • Common behaviors
  • Trauma and stressors related disorders

    10:30 am Emotional Demands/Group Activity
  • Emotional demands on parents
  • Parental self-awareness and self-reflection
  • Attachment and trauma lens

    10:45 am Helping Parents Encourage Attachment: developing the therapist's tool kit to help facilitate trust and care and promote family relationships

    11:10 am Shifting from typical (behavioral based) parenting to attachment focused parenting
  • Practice scenarios for reframing
  • Discipline as protection
  • Reconnecting
  • Time-in
  • Predicting and preparing
  • Realistic parental expectations
  • Picking battles to manage controlling behaviors and providing praise

    12:20 pm Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Rebecca Gallese, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with over twenty years� experience working in the field of foster care and adoption. With a MSW from Rutgers School of Social Work her experience includes: providing in home family therapy to foster, adoptive and kinship families, outpatient treatment to foster and adoptive families, supervising in home adoption therapists, providing Tuning in to Teens parenting groups for kinship and adoptive parents, instructing foster, kinship and adoptive parent trainings, curriculum development and has been an instructor for the CE program at Rutgers since 2007.

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