RAD LABS (2 session series)

May 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
4310 Co Rd 137
St Cloud, MN 56301
$100 per person; $180 per parenting couple
Janet Hammer


May 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm & May 6, 2017 @ 8:30 am-3:00 pm

Join Deena McMahon and Krista Nelson during this 2-day LAB Series (Learning Alternative Behavioral Strategies). This training is specifically designed to address the support and education needs of those parenting children with significant impairments and/or trauma issues with an emphasis on good self-care and humor! This training explores the unique experiences going on in your home and implements role play scenarios and class participation. Over the course of the 2-day session, the following themes will be discussed:

  • From Hell to Not So Bad…Some Days!
  • Rethinking RAD: A Developmental Perspective
  • The Mosaic: Attachment Plus Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
  • The Behavior: Understanding
  • Response and Effective Discipline
  • Pulling It All Together and Moving Forward

Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW has more than 20 years of experience as a therapist working with families and children. She speaks throughout Minnesota and nationally on the dynamics of attachment, brain development, early trauma and how to effectively serve children and families involved in the child welfare system. She also has expertise in child sexual abuse and frequently serves as an expert witness in court proceedings regarding permanency issues.

Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT has been the Project Coordinator for the Wilder Foundation Center for Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder in St. Paul since 2001. Nelson is a licensed family therapist and clinical social worker with 25-years of experience working with children and families going through difficult life transitions.

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