Training Title: Purposeful Parenting in Adoption
Date: October 27, 2012 – 10am-2:30pm
Place: Hope Church – 4934 Western Row Road – Mason, OH 45040
Led By: Patty Jewell, LCSW
NOTE: Lunch will be on-site. Bring your own, or sandwiches will be available for $4.
Adoptive parents are faced daily with parenting decisions and circumstances that other parents don’t have to cope with. How does adoption really impact your child and the way in which you raise them? This workshop explores adoption from a developmental perspective. The first developmental task for every person is attachment. We will explore how attachment occurs, what happens when it is impeded or interrupted and how a parent’s attachment style affects the type of attachment their child develops. The exploration continues as we delve into issues related to your child’s developing racial identity and being a part of a multicultural family.
We will explore questions such as “What impact does orphanage care, neglect or foster care have on a child’s growing brain or ability to attach?”; “ Is this typical toddler behavior or is it related to adoption?”; or “How does being transracially adopted impact my child?” As we talk about specific issues, we will also consider new findings in neuroscience that give us powerful information about parenting strategies that promote well-being in our children (and parents).
Patty is a licensed clinical social worker and founder of the Center for Family Connection, LLC. She has completed advanced training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) as well as training in Theraplay, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI). She is a registered clinician with the Association for the Training and Treatment of Attachment in Children (ATTACh). For the past 14 years, Patty has worked directly with children and families who are experiencing significant and ongoing problems related to early abuse, neglect and abandonment. She specializes in working with foster and adoptive families who are striving to help their children heal from early maltreatment, attachment difficulties and trauma. In addition to therapeutic services to families, Patty has provided training on attachment and trauma for adoptive and foster families, graduate students at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis and ministry staff working with Ukrainian orphans in Zhitomyr, Ukraine.
Patty Jewell, LCSW
Center for Family Connection