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5 Common Emotional/Behavioral Challenges Children Face and Strategies for Addressing Them
June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5 Common Emotional/Behavioral Challenges Children Face and Strategies for Addressing Them (Part 1)
Presented by Laura Ornelas, LCSW
Does your child experience behavior that is not easily explained or understood? Disruptive or aggressive behavior? Lying or stealing? Difficulties with bathroom/hygiene or challenges with eating? This webinar will focus on the most commonly experienced emotions and behaviors of younger children in foster care or who are newly placed for adoption. We’ll go over what the behaviors look like and what emotional states they are connected to. We’ll discuss when, where, and why the issues are most likely to occur and how parents can effectively address them. Caregivers will build on knowledge they already have to explore tailor making strategies for their children’s specific needs.
Thursday, June 18th, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
Extended Access Available June 19 – July 19, 2020
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ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Laura Ornelas, LCSW, has more than 25 years of experience in the field of adoption and foster care. Laura spent the first decade of her work immersed in child placement and adoption, and has worked with children of all ages, specializing in the birth-to-5 population – as well as with widely diverse families, with a focus on relative caregivers and Latino family systems. Laura served as the Regional Director of Mental Health Services for Kinship Center (CA) for eight years, during which she designed and oversaw specialty mental health clinics for children who had been adopted and/or were being raised by relative caregivers. Having studied with the leaders in attachment- and trauma-informed care, she created a powerful clinical model rooted in relationship-based, experiential healing. Laura is a seasoned trainer to professionals and parents, and an author of Effectively Addressing Mental Health Issues in Permanency-Focused Child Welfare Practice (Child Welfare Journal) and Attachment Through the Senses (Fostering Families Today). She is currently co-authoring the National Training and Development and Curriculum (NTDC) for foster and adoptive parents, which will be piloted in states in 2020.