Thursday, October 11, 2012

Free Webinar: The Importance Of Healthy Attachment

Children who have had serious disruptions of care in the first years of life, including separation from birth parents and/or multiple moves, are at major risk of not developing healthy attachment. This factor has significant implications for children and strongly determines how they develop in other areas of their lives. This webinar will address how such disruptions affect brain development, as well as how the natural attachment process helps a child develop empathy; cause and effect thinking; and the ability to manage feelings. Practical tools will also be discussed in order to nurture healthy attachment with the children who need it most.

CEUs available for the following:
  • Adoptive Parents
  • Foster Parents
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors 
CAS is an approved CE Provider NBCC #6459 ABSWE #0039

Trainer: Lindsey Gurley, LGSW, is a Family Support Worker for APAC. She obtained her Master's of Social Work from the University of Alabama. In addition to working at APAC, Lindsey also teaches social welfare courses at the University of Mobile. She enjoys recruiting promising students to the social work profession. Prior to working at APAC, Lindsey earned experience working with adults and children with cognitive disabilities and emotional and behavioral disturbances. She also had the privilege of working at a therapeutic foster care program and family preservation program as a clinical supervisor. She is a mother of three and knows firsthand how challenging parenting can be, so she enjoys the opportunity to educate and support foster and adoptive parents in Alabama.