Alliance member agency Children’s Institute, along with the National Abandoned Infant’s Assistance Resource Center, are offering a webinar called Strengthening the Parent-Child Attachment in Families Affected by Substance Use to explore how young children are impacted by prenatal substance exposure. The webinar is May 12 from 10-11:30 a.m.
In this exploration, providers will learn how to work with the parent-child dyad to forge a strong attachment and mitigate symptoms of parental substance use. The principles of Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) will be examined. Additionally, this webinar will provide information on the use of Reflective Function (RF) in the treatment of young children and their families. RF supports the caregiver in managing emotions effectively so that (s)he is better attuned to his or her own needs and can increase attentiveness to the child’s needs and physical and emotional safety.
Speakers include Karen Gould, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., director of early childhood trauma services at the Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR), and Beth Marron, M.Ed., L.I.C.S.W., child clinician at the Institute for Health and Recovery in Cambridge, MA.
For more information and to register, go to http://aia.berkeley.edu/training/online/webinars/2015-aia-webinar-series/.
Thank you to the National Center for Child Welfare Excellence for this information.