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Brave Hearts: Parenting our Adopted Children

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Parenting an adopted child means parenting a child with a traumatic history, a child whose brain and body adapted to a life of abandonment, loss, neglect and danger.  As parents of adopted children, we have faced behaviors which often frighten and confuse us, and challenge our capacity for compassion:  lying, aggression, defiance, hoarding, stealing, irrational fears and phobias to name a few. 

This workshop will recontextualize these behaviors through a trauma lens and explore approaches to help our children feel safe and accept our love and care.  Together we will talk about the pain, angst and despair we often feel.  We will also join together in celebrating our joys and victories both large and small, acknowledging the courage and vulnerability it takes to love our children with open and tender hearts.  This workshop is for personal growth, is open to all, and does not earn professional CEUs.


Fee: $65, includes light refreshments.  A limited number of partial scholarships are available.

Questions: Contact nbaag[email protected] or 847-475-7003 x21

Facilitated by Beth Holzhauer, LCSW

Beth Holzhauer, MSW, LCSW, has companioned adults, adolescents and pre-teens through life’s ordinary and traumatic challenges for over 25 years.  She is especially privileged to work with individuals who identify within the LGBTQ spectrum.  Beth provides consultation for therapists, counselors and school social workers.  She is an adjunct faculty member for the Trauma Consultation Training Program.  Read more.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute or request a refund.  All refund requests must be made at least one week prior to the event and are subject to an administrative charge of $30.  Alternatively, you may transfer your full registration fee to a future workshop without penalty.  Cancellations must be provided in writing and can be emailed to [email protected].




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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Beth Holzhauer, LCSW


Womencare Counseling & Training Center
1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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847-475-7003 x21