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#20211014 – WEBINAR: [PROFESSIONALS] Attachment and Transitions for Youth in Care




(October 2021) Often a sincere question is asked from a foster parent “Does it harm the child if they get attached to me and then have to leave?” and then “How do I prepare them to leave my house?” Working with foster parents who are either temporary or working toward permanency, there are many nuances and questions that need to be addressed by the professionals in their life.

This presentation will draw from attachment theory and attachment/trauma therapy models to discuss and describe the important components and considerations to attend to when working with foster parents and children who are transitioning in homes or caregivers. Training will be focused on what both the youth and the caregiver will need to make the transition as successful as possible.

If you are a professional working with foster parents or with youth who are in care, we hope you will join us for this conversation on attachment and transitions.  

Amber Morrighan, MA, LMFT has been working with children who have been adopted or are in the foster care setting, their families, and caregivers for 20 years in a variety of settings including residential care (as both a direct care worker and therapist), outpatient therapy, boot camp, and as a clinical supervisor.  She is passionate about helping others heal from traumas and learn to develop healthy attachments to others in their lives.  She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), rostered in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and certified in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy. As a Clinical supervisor at both a non-profit agency and privately she is deeply committed to training and teaching other therapists and professionals to assist children and their caregivers in healing the impacts of trauma at any age.  Amber brings the use of humor to presentations and invites others to be able to be light-hearted with difficult subjects.

Watch time: 122 minutes

Eligible Certificate of Completion time: 120 minutes

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