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#20210922 – WEBINAR: RAD: Doing Better with What We Have Learned (For Professionals)

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(September 2021)  In the arena of adoption and foster care, there has been a focus on brain development and how trauma and attachment problems impair the child’s ability to cope. However, what we have often left out is the role the body plays in this process. We have over diagnosed, misdiagnosed, and failed to diagnose attachment problems correctly.

This discussion will include misconceptions of reactive attachment and why that can hurt children and families. It will then shift to thinking about what we have learned to inform us about better decision making for children at risk.

Maude LeRoux OTR/L, IMC, SIPT, CTC, DIR EXPERT is an international trainer in a variety of different courses. She is SIPT certified and specializes in Sensory Integration services as it applies to functional activities of daily living, including improving the ability of children / students of all ages to partake in his/her learning environment. Maude works with a team of occupational therapists and speech language pathologists in her practice. She serves on the board for ATTACh where her portfolio includes providing training opportunities for occupational therapists with regards to attachment and trauma informed care. She opened The Maude Le Roux Academy online in January 2019, and has presented at conferences in a variety of settings across the US as well as internationally. She has co-authored the book, The Listening Journey, with Francoise Nicoloff, and her second book, Our Greatest Allies, is available on Amazon.com.

Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW, McMahon Counseling and Consultation, provides statewide forensic consultation, attachment assessments, and has more than 25 years’ experience counseling adoptive and foster parents and youth. She is a renowned and sought-after provider of training on trauma and attachment, throughout the United States and internationally.

(2 hours)

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