Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Almost Forgot....

Completely forgot to tell you about an awesome seminar in my last post. My bad. If you are anywhere near Mebane, NC on 2/28 you need to run not walk to a seminar being presented by Katharine Leslie. 50 bucks folks, to hear an AT that actually lives with 4 special needs kids (some are RAD). I love her book, Coming to Grips With Attachment, as it gives simple examples and real life scenarios and how to deal with them.

My dear friend, Mike, shared it with me yesterday and I was so hopeful that I could go. That is until I discovered it's 5 hours away and that's just not doable right now. I could really use a battery recharge from someone that gets it but it's not going to happen at the moment. Some day she will be back in GA and I will move heaven and earth to be there with bells on my fingers and toes. Parents of RAD kids need all the tools they can get!

Register early as seats will go fast. Here's the info:

Why Won't This Child Behave?" workshop offering creative strategies to help
the behaviorally challenged child.

Saturday, Feb. 28

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

OverTime Restaurant

111 Spring Forest Drive. 919-563-8463

Mebane, NC (I40/85, exit 153 sth119, next to Cracker Barrel)

Fee: $50 per person (lunch and training materials inc.)

Presented by: Katharine Leslie, PhD., international speaker, consultant,
adoptive mother, and author of "When a Stranger Calls You Mom and "Coming to
Grips With Attachment."

Register at 336-376-8366 or email Dr. Leslie at kples...@att.net

Primary audience: Foster/adoptive parents, teachers, social workers and
mental health professionals.

Sponsored by Brand New Day

"Why Won't This Child Behave?" is an all day seminar during which
participants will learn the impact of abuse and neglect on children's
development, why abused children often behave and feel differently from
other children, and why parents raising these children might experience pain
and stress. We will discuss the myths and realities of the troubled child
and why punishment and consequences don't work. Then we will practice the
relationship coaching method and other effective methods for home, school
and therapeutic interventions. These sensible and essential strategies tame
and prevent behavioral and emotional problems, increase children's social
skills, create attachment friendly environments, simplify daily life, reduce
family conflict and meet parental needs. This is not the same old thing!

A soup and sandwich lunch will be provided so participants must be
pre-registered to attend. Some group rates may apply. Foster and adoptive
parents can check with their DSS workers for reimbursement of workshop
costs. Although Dr. Leslie cannot provide CEUs directly, she will provide
all attendees with a certificate of completion, which they can submit to
their agencies for 5.5 hours of CEU credit. Dr. Leslie's books will be
available for sale at a discounted rate. Unfortunately no child care is
available. See website for more info

About the Presenter

Katharine P. Leslie, Ph.D., CFLE, has a doctorate in developmental
psychology, and certifications as a family life educator, parent educator,
trauma and loss in children specialist, and family mediator. Her areas of
expertise include child development, parenting education, parent-child
relationships, and abnormal socio-emotional development of abused/neglected
children. In addition, Dr. Leslie is the mother of four adopted children,
all of whom experience an array of attachment and brain processing problems.

Dr. Leslie's combination of knowledge, humor, and frankness makes her a
highly sought after national speaker who presents at over 50 conferences and
training venues yearly. As an expert witness on attachment she has assisted
the courts with many child placement issues. And her mode of in-home parent
coaching has helped hundreds of stressed and in-crisis families. Agencies
and organizations throughout the United States have utilized her consulting
services regarding treatment practices for traumatized children, curricula
and program development, and research and technical assistance. Dr. Leslie
is the author of several publications including, When a Stranger Calls You
Mom: A child development and relationship perspective on why traumatized
children think, act, and feel the way they do, and Coming to Grips With
Attachment: The guidebook for developing mutual well-being in parent-child


jenniebee said...

How far is that from Raleigh?

Jo said...

Oh man! I want to go! Maybe she will come to Utah sometime. She sounds amazing. There is just something so amazing about talking to someone who "gets" it!

~Dinah said...

Hmmm, I was in the Charlotte Airport last Saturday, but that's the closest I'm coming to NC in a LONG time, I'm sure! Bummer, Mn-NC...probably too far for a $50 one day seminar. :(

I'll check out the book, tho! :D

Perspective RAD said...

that sounds good.. do they come south.. more south..

Anonymous said...

I wish that were in Chicago. That sounds like a wonderful day.