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Parent/Caregiver Workshops With Andrea Chatwin

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Sandman Signature Edmonton South Hotel

10111 Ellerslie Road Southwest

Edmonton, AB T6X 0J3

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Join Andrea Chatwin MA CCC, founder and clinical director of A childs Song for a one day workshop for adoptive and foster parents

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Andrea holds a master's degree in Counselling Psychology and has extensive experience as an Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician. She specializes in effective responding to attachment and trauma, particularly focusing on children who have had caregiver losses and placement disruptions.

Andrea has worked overseas in orphanages and studied the effects of abuse, neglect and developmental trauma on children of various ages. She is a proud adoptive parent of a Haitian-Canadian child and has therefore experienced firsthand the unique challenges of parenting through adoption.

Andrea founded A Child's Song as a result of her passion for supporting adoptive and foster families in developing strong parent child connections. She is committed to providing adoptive parents the tools they need to be therapeutic parents.

Andrea is an effective keynote speaker and workshop facilitator with extensive experience addressing a wide variety of audiences including parents, professionals and policy makers.

To learn more about Andrea and her team at A Childs Song visit www.achildssong.ca

Parenting an Anxious Child: Why It's Different with Adoptees!

Research shows that adoptees are more vulnerable than the general population to anxiety and depression and yet often don’t receive the help they need. Parenting a child with anxiety can be a confusing and stressful experience. Often typical interventions don’t seem to work for adoptees and can even make things worse.

In this workshop, parents will have an opportunity to reflect on the function of their child’s anxiety and learn more effective ways of responding. Adoptee-sensitive therapeutic interventions for anxiety will be shared, and parents will gain a better understanding of when, and how, to provide the right kind of support for their child.

Exceptional Parenting: Caring For Traumatized Children

If you are a parent through adoption, fostering, or raising a relative - you know that a high level of care giving is required to meet the needs of your child.

All children who have been abused, neglected, witnessed violence or had multiple caregivers have experienced some degree of trauma. These experiences can interfere with the typical course of development for children. Traditional discipline responses are ineffective and often counterproductive for traumatized children. Yet the behaviors of the children often leave parents feeling unsure of how to best meet their child’s needs. Even when these children are placed in a safe, loving home they often continue to respond in ways that were previously adaptive but are no longer necessary.

This workshop will offer insight, and practical strategies, to increase parent confidence in meeting the needs of their children.

Coffee, Tea, and water will be provided throughout the day. A one hour break for lunch you are welcome to bring your own and stay to visit with other attendees or head out to grab a bite from a nearby restaurant.

This Workshop day is hosted by Raising Wildflowers, an Alberta based registered canadian charity. RW is dedicated to providing supports to Canadian adoptive and foster families and those who work with them. Trauma informed, attachment based resources and opportunities for adoptive parents, caregivers, social workers, and school staff. Learn more by visiting www.rwcanada.com ot Facebook.com/rwcanada1

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Sandman Signature Edmonton South Hotel

10111 Ellerslie Road Southwest

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