1149d – Webinar- Simple Practices that Heal Children with Trauma
(November 2015) This webinar introduces parents and professionals to some simple but highly effective practices that you can use to help your adopted or foster child heal from emotional hurt. The training follows the Parenting by Connection approach, and bring you simple ways to support your child’s strong instinct to heal. Maya Coleman and Patty Wipfler use anecdotes from their extensive personal and professional experience to illustrate the five “Listening Tools” that are the backbone of the approach.
Maya Coleman, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Washington D.C. She works with families of children who have had challenging early experiences including pre-term birth, prenatal complications, early illness and medical treatment, development challenges, and attachment disruptions. She enjoys working with families formed in a variety of ways including adoption and foster care. She also has a background in Special Education and enjoys supporting parents as they navigate early intervention and special education systems. Maya lives in Washington D.C. with her partner and 9-year-old daughter, and their three dogs. They are a multiracial adoptive family.
Patty Wipfler is the Founder and Program Director at Hand in Hand Parenting, a nonprofit organization in its 27th year. Parenting by Connection is the parenting approach she has developed through her 40 years of work with parents and children from all backgrounds. She has led over 400 residential workshops for parents and their children throughout the U.S. and in 22 other countries, has directed a preschool and an infant-toddler center, and has written booklets that are translated into 14 languages. Hand in Hand Parenting offers over 100 free articles for parents, an extensive parent blog, and online forum, free teleseminars, as well as in person talks and classes, and self-led video courses for parents and professionals. For more information, visit www.handinhandparenting.org.