Brave Hearts: Parenting our Adopted Children
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$65.00
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 [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.