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Transitions & Grief in Foster and Adopted Children (and Families)

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Gladney Center for Adoption

6300 John Ryan Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76132

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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This training will be presented in 2 workshops- you may attend one or both sessions.

Session 1 - 9:00-12:00
Transitions: When Children Have to Move

Despite what can sometimes be described as heroic efforts, we can’t stop children from having to navigate difficult transitions during their time in foster care. We CAN take important steps to ease these transitions, decreasing the risk of traumatic grief and increasing the possibility of resilience. Successful transitions require adults to be thoughtful, present, and attuned to children’s needs. This workshop will cover the neurobiology behind why transitions are so challenging, what adults can do to lessen the trauma of a transition, how to support children through the intensity of their feelings related to another transition, and the importance of open, honest, and authentic communication with even the youngest of children.

Session 2 - 1:00-4:00
Grief in Foster and Adopted Children (and Families)

Foster Care & Adoption always begins with loss. Grief is inherent, although when and how children experience, express, and process their grief varies substantially. When parents, professionals, therapists and other helpers honor the grief inherent in foster care & adoption and understand the complexities of their losses, we open ourselves up to being more fully present for children to process their grief. This workshop will cover the losses inherent in foster care and adoption, grief related to adoption (including ambiguous loss), understanding why children grieve for abusive and neglectful families, supporting children through big, confusing, and overwhelming feelings, and how to notice if our own feelings may be being triggered and preventing us from being full present for children.

About the Speaker

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S has over 15 years of practice in family and play therapy experience, specializing in complex trauma, attachment, and adoption. Robyn is a therapist, trainer, and consultant who recently relocated to Grand Rapids, MI from Austin, TX. Robyn’s diverse clinical training includes EMDR (including EMDR adapted for children with attachment trauma), Somatic Experiencing, Theraplay, Trust Based Relational Intervention®, Circle of Security Parent Educator, The Alert Program® and Yogapeutics Aerial Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training. Robyn has integrated these training modalities with a foundation of attachment theory and the relational neurosciences to create an attachment-rich, sensory-sensitive, and relational neurosciences supported healing environment for children and families. Robyn consults, teaches, and trains extensively throughout the US, including as an instructor for the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program at Portland Community College and with the Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate Program offered by Portland State University and Oregon’s Department of Human Services.

FAQ's

Are Continuing Education Units (CEUs) offered for this training?
We are happy to offer 3 social work and counseling CEUs per session for both in-person attendees and live stream viewers. Certificates of Completion are available for all attendees.

Can I change my ticket from In Person to Live Stream or vice versa?
We are only able to change ticket types up until 12PM the day before the event.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No minimum age and you do not have to provide your ID to gain entrance.

Where do I park?
Parking is free and provided around the front of the Gladney Center for Adoption.

What can I bring into the event?
Feel free to bring pen, paper or an electronic device to take notes on. You are welcome to bring in drinks, however we do not allow red liquids in our event space. Light refreshments will be provided.
Lunch will be provided for those who register to attend both sessions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes! Alternatively, if you have your mobile ticket on your device, that will suffice! Be sure and check in at the registration table before the event.

Will the event be live streamed?
Yes

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Gladney Center for Adoption

6300 John Ryan Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76132

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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