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Reset Day: How to Emotionally Connect and Attune to your Child from Hard Places

January 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

$15 – $25

Join us for our IN PERSON ResetDay. Make connections with other foster, adoptive and kinship parents who get it! Breakfast goodies, childcare, and lunch provided.

Gather to reset and get equipped to better attune and connect with your children. This can help enhance development and heal trauma within your family and with your children. Get ready for in-person interaction, moving your chair around for different small group configurations, and varied formats of presenting, including lectures, activities, and opportunities for debriefing and reflecting as we reset and start the summer off right for more connection and attuning with our children and loved ones.

Topics and Practical Parenting Approaches Addressed will Include:
  • Self-assessment and self-regulating skills
  • Self awareness, engagement and presence
  • Steps to attune with intent
  • Openness to communicate safety, reliability and trustworthiness for your child
  • Connection and the power of using attunement to create relationship
  • Emotional connection with your child vs. a fixing mentality

Breakfast goodies, coffee, tea, water and snacks are provided!

Childcare is available with advance RSVP at least 7 days in advance. Childcare will be available from 8:30 am -12:30 pm. The training session is 3-hours long, from 9 am-12 pm with lunch immediately following for an opportunity to build more community with families who share similar traits!

Registration Cost: $15/adult and $25/couple.

David Bergesen, MFT is married with two adult children and a 5-year old adopted grandson. As founder of COFY, Community Options for Family and Youth, in Contra Costa County, and recently retired, David has worked with youth affected by trauma and their families for over 35 years through TBS, probation, and residential programs, many with IEP and mental health needs.  He recently retired from COFY and is carrying the same goal and mission to serve a diverse population and prioritizes families who do not get the attention and resources they deserve in the process of starting a community based, trauma informed care nonprofit and is a big advocate for using the ARC Model.

Need a training certificate?  After attending, please complete our online evaluation where you request an emailed certificate; we need 100% of the evaluations back.


January 28, 2023
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
$15 – $25
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Help One Child
535 Walnut Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States

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