Coming to San Antonio!What do we say to our children when “She couldn’t take care of you” isn’t enough anymore, especially if the truth involves things like abandonment, substance abuse, rape, or serious criminal history? How do we explain abstract social concepts like poverty or “one child” laws to young children when it’s hard for even adults to understand? By bringing in ideas from memory processing and attachment theory, "How to Talk about the Hard Truths" will first help parents with the idea of WHY we would give this hard information to our kids in the first place. Robyn will offer examples and ideas about how to give our children age-appropriate and honest information about their life stories. At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will understand the why it’s important for children to know the truth about their life story. Robyn will help parents and professionals develop the tools and language for discussing these difficult topics with children, while emphasizing the importance of attunement when sharing stories and supporting attachment. There will be LOTS of time for questions and discussion!9:30am - 12:30pmThis workshop is taught by Robyn Gobbel, LCSW. Robyn is the founder of the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center in Austin, TX as well as the President of Adoption Knowledge Affiliates. In this workshop, Robyn brings together the latest findings in memory and neuroscience, as well as her experience with adopted children and adopted adults, to help parents, therapists, case workers, and other adults know how to handle the hard stuff. For more information about Robyn visit www.GobbelCounseling.com/Blog This fun and interactive workshop has been held in both Austin and Denver, CO. Participants have reported that the workshop is fun, interactive, and given them the confidence to tackle these hard topics.
25.00 Regular Admission- Single Ticket 26.62
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