Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Free Training: Working With Adopted Adolescents - Dr. Gregory Keck

Alabama Pre/Post Adoption Connections (APAC), a program of Children's Aid Society, is proud to present this FREE training with recognized expert Dr. Gregory Keck. This workshop will address issues associated with typical adolescent development and will examine those within the context of adoption. It will address identity formation, separation and individuation, and dependency vs. independency for all adolescents, but will focus on the variations in these processes for adoptees.

Continuing Education Credits 
5.5 CEUs
Note: Social Work and Counseling CEUs cost $45.00. 

CAS is an approved CEU provider by the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners and National Board for Certified Counselors. Our ABSWE # is 0039 and our NBCC # is 6459.

Wednesday, March 13 
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel
201 Tallapoosa Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Thursday, March 14
Cahaba Grand Conference Center
3660 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243

Schedule 
8-9am: Check-In
9am-4:30pm: Training
lunch on your own 



Learning Objectives 
• Identify typical adolescent developmental tasks
• Recognize specific processes that are unique for adoptees
• Help parents understand developmental dynamics of the adopted adolescent
• Intervene with adolescents and their families in an adoption sensitive manner

Topics 
• Adolescent Assumptions
• Autonomy Seeking
• Identity Formation
• Transcultural and Transracial Adoption
• Dependence vs. Independence
• Parenting Pearls…
• Attachment vs. Separation
• Complex Trauma
• Attachment Interrupters
• Attachment Symptoms
• 7 Core Issues
• Synchronicity of Affect
• Ineffective Discipline
• Effective Strategies

If you have questions, please contact our training staff at training@childrensaid.org or 866-207-8322.

Gregory C. Keck, PhD is the founder and director of the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio. Dr Keck specializes in working with adoptive families whose children experienced early trauma. He is also the co-author with Regina Kupecky, MAT, LSW of “Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow”, (2009), and “Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special Needs Kids”, (2009). He also authored "Parenting Adopted Adolescents: Understanding and Appreciating Their Journeys", (2009). He is involved in training regarding attachment disorders, both nationally and internationally.

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