1156d – Webinar – “School’s Starting, Are You and Your Child Ready?”
(August 2016) Summer is coming to an end, and children need to adjust to the structure and intensity of school. This can cause children with trauma histories a significant amount of stress and anxiety. How do we as parents help promote a healthy and less stressful transition from summer to school? Join family therapist and adoptive mother, Brenda Benning, LICSW as she shares realistic tips to ease the transition for our children that include:
How to create a supportive and encouraging environment for our children to WANT to go back to school
How to ease the transition of known to unknown with the start of a new school year with new teachers, classrooms and students
Maintaining realistic expectations about where your child is at emotionally with the adjustment of back to school
How to you adjust to the new schedule–sleep patterns, routines, daycare, work
Ways to increase communication with school staff
Maintaining your own self care, as parents
This 90-minute online consultation is available to families who are parenting children with trauma or attachment histories. Participants are encouraged to ask questions.
Brenda Benning, MSW, LICSW received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota and has trained with Heather Forbes, the co-founder of the Beyond Consequences model. She is currently counseling families individually in home and group settings. Her primary focus is adoptive families with children HEALing from trauma and attachment issues. Brenda and her husband are currently parenting nine children, eight through adoption–multiple with diagnosed trauma histories and attachment issues.