1130d – Webinar – PART II-The Unique Perspectives of Adolescent Attachment
(February 2014) Part II of this training explores the pivotal times of adolescence. Krista Nelson discusses the specific challenges adopted teens with trauma histories bring to families and shares personal stories of how adoptive parents shifted their parenting approaches to address these challenges. Krista also guides the listener to strategies that offer tools to address the following questions:
– How do I guide and support my recently adopted teen who resists parental involvement?
-How do I expand my teen’s awareness and acceptance of his/her identity as an adopted person, while taking into account the multiple layers of identity, loss or family belonging?
-How do I cope with the push-and-pull with my teen–who wants to assert his/her independence, but is not yet ready?
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 23-years of experience working with children and families going through difficult life transitions. She is a frequent trainer for parent and children’s mental health conferences and workshops throughout Minnesota.