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4th Annual UFC Symposium: Trauma & Attachment / The Whole-Brain Child

Utah Foster Care

Monday, April 15, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT)

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Join foster parents*, social workers, child advocates, law enforcement, and their allies for an amazing one-day symposium in the mountain resort of Zermatt




A limited number of tickets (see above!) are on-sale now! Sales end March 31st — or when all seats are filled, whichever comes first. If last year is any indication, we will sell-out in February — so don't delay! Two things to remember:

  • Changes to your order must be completed by end-of-business on Friday, March 29th — no refunds after April 1st.
  • Ticket price does not include accommodations.


Learn to Raise Calmer, Happier Children


Join Dr Siegel for a full-day seminar that reviews the findings in his pioneering and practical book, The Whole-Brain Child — where he and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures.

A toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. A preschooler refuses to get dressed. A fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make adults’ lives endlessly challenging? No—it’s just their developing brain calling the shots!

Here's the deal …

The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And, especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids can seem—and feel—so out of control. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate a child’s brain and foster vital growth.

During the seminar, Dr Siegel will share twelve key strategies, including:

  • Name It to Tame It: Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brain’s affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension.
  • Engage, Don’t Enrage: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting.
  • Move It or Lose It: Use physical activities to shift your child’s emotional state.
  • Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By: Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go.
  • SIFT: Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible.
  • Connect thru Conflict: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success.



Six Continuing Education Units Available


Mental health professionals in Utah will be happy to know that attendance at this year's symposium qualifies for up to 6 CEUs.


More about Dr Daniel J Siegel, MD


Daniel J Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry.  He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.

Dr Siegel is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships.

Dr Siegel's unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts exciting has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups of mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, mediators, judges, and clergy. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, London's Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx.

He lives in Southern California with his family.


* Who Qualifies as a Foster Parent?


We're eager to have as many foster parents as possible attend this important learning opportunity — but who qualifies as a foster parent? 

  • You're currently licensed with the State of Utah as a foster parent
  • or you've adopted a child thru the foster care system during the last 12 months

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to call us: 1-877-505-5437

Have questions about 4th Annual UFC Symposium: Trauma & Attachment / The Whole-Brain Child? Contact Utah Foster Care

When & Where

Zermatt Resort
784 West Resort Drive
Midway, UT

Monday, April 15, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT)

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