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#20221208 WEBINAR: Unpacking one “RAD” Youth’s Journey from Fear and Fight to a Connected Life




(December 2022) As adoption professionals, how often do we long to know what helped and did not help in a client’s journey to adulthood? This workshop shares the wisdom of one young adult as told to his therapist over years of recovery from attachment injury. How might we reexamine the diagnosis of RAD as a set of coping strategies? What family support is critical and how? What response to destructive behaviors taps growth? How does a relationship with professionals like us lead a youth to learn to trust oneself, much less others? And how might your practice change upon listening?

Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT has thirty years of post-masters experience working with adopted children and parents coping with attachment loss, trauma, and family changes. She is a co-founder of Family Circle Counseling in St. Paul, MN and led the Wilder Foundation Attachment and Trauma Training program from 2001 to 2017. Today Krista is a trauma consultant to MN agencies and therapists. She remains an attachment focused family therapist who loves the balance of working with children, teens, adult adoptees, parents, and couples in their quest for healing.

Watch time: 87 minutes

Eligible Certificate of Completion time: 90 minutes

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