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Using Sensory Strategies to Understand and Soothe Your Child July Virtual Training

July 30 @ 6:00 am 8:00 pm

Free Suggested donation of $15-25/person (We rely on individual donors to offer most of our services free of charge or low cost to families served.)

Is your child’s behavior often confusing or upsetting? Would you like to feel more confident that you can keep your child’s emotions and behaviors in check?

We are all sensory beings whose bodies are tasked daily with making sense of all the sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and touches in the world around us.  Children and teens who have experienced attachment  loss and numerous life stressors are likely to have difficulty regulating their sensory and nervous systems. Understanding the sensory system and its impact on behavior changed my own family’s life,  and has helped countless families in my office find greater calm and connection.

Participants will leave with knowledge of what the sensory system is and how this knowledge can prevent family conflict. Sensory system know-how can also be a key factor in helping kids cool down and regroup if behaviors and emotions have escalated and erupted. This training will leave parents and caregivers with concrete tools to understand and manage big feelings and challenging behaviors.     

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will identify 3 key elements of sensory processing functioning. 
  2.  Participants will explain the connection between attachment loss and sensory dysregulation
  3.   Participants will list 3 ways that sensory dysfunction contributes to dysregulated behaviors for children and teens.
  4. Participants will learn 5 ways to utilize knowledge of the sensory system to help regulate behavior and deescalate behavior. 
  5. Participants will identify 3 ways to improve parent-child attachment utilizing knowledge of sensory functioning. 

Trainer Biography: Dr. Laura Anderson (she/her/hers) has been a licensed child and family psychologist for nearly twenty-five years.  Dr. Anderson has expertise in learning and behavioral assessments, working with adoptive families and working with gender-expansive children, teens and their families.  Dr. Anderson provides national and international training on a variety of child psychology topics.   Dr. Anderson has a podcast, on-line courses, and has been featured in The Guardian, The New York  Times, and Psychology Today. Perhaps equally importantly, Dr. Anderson is an adoptive parent herself.   For both personal and professional reasons, Dr. Anderson is passionate about supporting adoptive families as they find greater harmony and thrive.  

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