Reaching The Hurt Child

Dates: September 10 - November 30, 2018

Meets: Online

Fee: $300.00

CEUs: 6.00

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Children who are traumatized due to events such as abandonment by birth parents, abuse, neglect, or other issues, experience relational trauma that interferes with normal child development between conception and early adulthood. With a focus on the adopted child, who is by definition a child who has experienced the deepest relational trauma, that of being permanently separated from his birth mother, "Reaching the Hurt Child" will present both the theoretical- neurobiological discoveries about the effects traumatic events and relational disruption on the child's developmental trajectory as well as offer approaches to helping these children heal by closing developmental gaps.

Learning activities in this course will give students the opportunity to look at their own lives and see how their present capacity for relationship evolved from experiences in childhood, improving their ability to see and meet the needs of a child who expresses his needs through the often opaque language of behavior. Students will be able to apply the knowledge and experience they gain through completing this course to their daily lives and to the lives of children who are in need.

Continuing Education Options:

This course has been approved for 6 Montana State University CEU's and 60 OPI units. The cost for either is included in the course fee. When you register you will have the option of choosing which option you would like. You may only choose one.

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Fee:   $300.00


Katherine Cremer-Vogel

Kate Cremer-Vogel is a recognized across the state of Montana as a licensed professional counselor specializing in children who have been abandoned, abused, and neglected, especially those children who have been adopted. She has been working with children and families since 1994. She is the co-author of "What Every Adoptive Parent Needs to Know: Healing Your Child's Wounded Heart". She has completed over 300 hundred hours of training with Daniel A. Hughes, Ph.D., a globally recognized expert in bonding and attachment. Ms. Cremer-Vogel's approach to working with children and families is grounded in the work of current research in relational neurobiology.

"Title: Be Child Wise: A Dynamic Approach to Raising and Caring for Emotionally Distressed Children. You will need the book AND the work book. $40.00 (new)

These can only be purchased from publisher, please click here

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"Title: What Every Adoptive Parent Needs to Know Edition: First Author(s): Cremer-Vogel, K. & Richards, D. & C. Publisher: Mountain Ridge Publishing ISBN: 9780615188454, $12.95 (new)

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This course is designed for parents, adoption workers, family services professionals, clergy, teachers, counselors, legal advocates, and even for the adults who have experienced adverse childhood events so they can become more sensitized and prepared to work with these children.


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