Reactive Attachment Disorder: How to Thrive and Survive Beyond the Diagnosis (May 4, 2018)


Online Registration is No Longer Available. Please call us at (612) 861-7115 or (866) 303-6276.
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9:00 am—3:30 pm (30 minute lunch—bring your own bag lunch) Please join Deena McMahon and Krista Nelson during this 1-day LABS workshop (Learning Alternative Behavioral Strategies). This event 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 1-day session, the following themes will be discussed: ¨ The Mindful Parent- From Hell and back ¨ Reaction-Behavior Parent ¨ How we Understand RAD today ¨ The Mosaic of PTSD, RAD, FASD, MDD, ODD ¨ The Behaviors: family dynamics of splitting, sibling concerns, impact on couple relationship, Mom-Blame ¨ Educating Your Team of Helpers, including school, therapist, extended family, social worker, law enforcement, etc. ¨ Self Care Commitment

Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW is a licensed independent clinical social worker in private practice. She has been working with families and children for over 30 years and has developed a national reputation for excellence in areas ranging from attachment therapy and adoption dynamics to childhood sexual abuse and trauma.

Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT has thirty years of post-masters experience working with children and parents who are coping with abuse, trauma and family changes, especially with youth who entered a family through adoption.  She is co-founder of Family Circle Counseling in St. Paul, MN and led the Wilder Foundation’s Attachment and Trauma Training program from 2001 to 2017.

When Friday, May 4th, 2018 09:00am - 3:30pm
Cost Individual Adult: $75.00 per person
Adult Couple: $135.00 per parenting couple
Available Spaces 40
Spaces Remaining 15
Presenter Deena McMahon & Krista Nelson
Location Calvary Lutheran Church 7520 Golden Valley Rd. Golden Valley, MN 55427
Online Registration is No Longer Available. Please call us at (612) 861-7115 or (866) 303-6276.
Or email education@mnadopt.org