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Thank-you for registering for the
ANNUAL CT-PEN/TRIPLE P CONFERENCE
PARENTING THROUGH TRAUMA
Please indicate workshop choice in order of preference 1-5.
We will do our best to accommodate your top choices!
______PARENT SELF-CARE: MOODS, SUBSTANCES and VERBAL ABUSE
Parenting Educators often encounter the barriers of effective transmission of knowledge and practices when parents suffer with undiagnosed problems such as substance abuse, anxiety, depression and verbal abuse by partners. This workshop will help parenting professionals recognize red flags, acknowledge these with clients and develop effective responses in order to improved the quality of services.
Presenter: Ruth Freeman, LCSW
______RE-BUILDING HEALTHY ATTACHMENT AFTER TRAUMA & ABUSE
This workshop will focus on the effects of trauma and ways to counteract the debilitating symptoms with age appropriate interventions and supports.
Presenter: Linda Rich, MSW
______IN THE EYES OF A CHILD: CHILDREN WHO WITNESS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
This workshop will focus on children who witness domestic violence. The goal of the workshop is to gain an understanding of how children learn to be a victim or an abuser, how observing domestic violence effects how children manage and confront life now and in their future relationships. Also, learn the negative effects domestic violence has on children creating issues like codependence and passive or aggressive behaviors.
Presenter: Vanessa Cathey, BSW
______HELPING NEW MOTHERS WITH TRAUMATIC PASTS
Depression and anxiety, no matter the form it takes, can greatly affect the infant-mother bond.This workshop will highlight mindfulness practice and its effects of reducing stress. We will explore strategies to engage new mothers in discovering their inner selves and their capabilities as women and as parents, thereby strengthening the infant-mother relationship.
Presenter: Kathy Novak, MSW
______THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS: WHAT MAKES THE HUMAN HEART SING?
How can we get and keep more positivity in our day-to-day existence?
This workshop will address the key areas scientists have researched and will focus on practices that have proven to obtain these results.
Presenter: Donna L. Miller, MS, CIPP