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Caregivers can learn much at Woodland conference

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March 11, 2011 |

Local residents can learn how to strengthen structure and set loving limits for children who have experienced trauma and/or neglect at a mini-conference this week.

Foster, kinship, adopted and birth parents are invited to a free conference presented by the Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26. The seminar will feature two area professionals who work with abused and neglected children, as well as a special presentation by a birth parent whose children were brought into protective custody.

Free child care will be provided at the college’s child care center. Child care drop-off and on-site registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by classes at 10 a.m. in Room 852.

The college is at 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland.

During the mini-conference, two classes will run concurrently from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. After lunch, both classes repeat from 12:30 to 2 p.m. so all attendees will have the opportunity to hear each speaker.

Workshop No. 1 will be facilitated by David Hafter, a licensed marriage and family therapist who practices in Davis. Hafter has more than 20 years’ experience working with teenagers, young adults and their families. He will explore the multiple viewpoints — the child’s as well as birth, foster and kinship parents’ — involved in child welfare. Specializing in mental health resiliency and prevention, Hafter will share strategies for managing volatile situations, as well as navigating anger and emotions.

Workshop No. 2 will be facilitated by Debra Wiegel, a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Woodland. Wiegel has worked with foster and adopted children for more than two decades, and is a regular instructor of Foster and Kinship Care Education parent/youth classes. She will discuss the need for setting loving limits and establishing respectful adult-child relationships.

Wiegel will be joined by a guest speaker, a birth mother, who will share her story of navigating addiction, the loss of her children to the child welfare system, and her hope for the future through committed sobriety and recovery.

Reservations are required for child care. Contact Hiedi Andersen at (530) 867-1696 or hiedi@mac.com or Lisa Muller at (530) 666-8423 or Lisa.Muller@CWS.state.ca.us. When calling or e-mailing, please include the child(ren)’s name and age. Although lunch will be provided for the kids, please bring a clearly labeled diaper bag and any necessary bottles, formula, etc., for babies and toddlers.

For more information about the mini-conference or Foster and Kinship Care Education classes, visit http://www.yolofostercare.com.

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