Virtual Training with Donna Erickson, MA

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Virtual Training with Donna Erickson, MA

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Pain of Rejection for the Adoptive, Foster, or Kinship Parent/Caregiver and Your Children

For the parent:

  • What rejection means
  • What you can do when your child rejects you, pushes you away, says unkind things, etc.
  • All the faces of rejection
  • Defenses to rejection, such as magical thinking, parental defense, etc.
  • How rejection can increase feelings of inadequacy, frustration, and anger.
  • Rejection can undermine confidence

For the child:

  • Rejection combined with confusion, fear, sadness, abandonment and adverse behaviors
  • Cascading effects of all the combined feelings and rejection
  • Ending with an exploration of resilience, survival and grit in the the face of rejection

Come away with practical suggestions to use for yourself and your children.

Once you register for this virtual training, you will receive an email with the zoom joining details.

For virtual childcare during the training, please reach out to for a one to one virtual volunteer match for your child with one of our vetted volunteers.  Your child will need a device.  Please reach out no later than 5 days prior.

Donna Erickson, M.A. is a valued Help One Child Trainer and Podcasts and Blog contributor. Donna has trained Foster Parents for 30+ years through The Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children Services and served as the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program Director for 16 of those years. Donna stays current on her continuing education in her three fields of expertise: nursing, counseling, and educating. She brings experience and wisdom from her years as a foster youth, parent and grandparent!


October 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


CA United States


Help One Child