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Beyond Consequences: Helping Children with Attachment Issues, Trauma, Emotion Regulation Difficulties and other Behavioral Challenges

  • Saturday, March 22, 2014
  • 9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Room UR8, 8/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong


(depends on selected options)

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Beyond Consequences:   
Helping Children with Attachment Issues, Trauma, 
Emotion Regulation Difficulties, 
and other Behavioral Challenges
A Special AFHK Seminar for Parents and 
Professionals Working with 
Adoptive or 
Foster Care Families, Children at Risk, and/or Children with Trauma or Loss


We will be viewing the "Beyond Consequences Live" DVD seminar from Heather Forbes, a US-Licensed Clinical Social Worker and parent of two children adopted from Russia. She incorporates current neuroscience concepts to help explain the thinking and perspective of children whose regulatory systems have been compromised through traumatic experiences. This introductory presentation will cover topics such as: 

- The impact of trauma, neglect, and attachment difficulties on the brain and emotion regulation.

- Connecting with even the most difficult and resistant child.

- Helping a child at his/her core emotional level during times of defiance, aggression, and disrespect.

- Understanding why children with trauma histories are sensitive to stress.

- How to help children regulate their emotions through attachment. 

- Recognizing elements of your own reactivity that can be beyond your awareness or understanding.

- Defeating negative and contradictory beliefs about a child’s future.

- Understanding fears about implementing a parenting and relational model that does not center around consequences or control. 

- Examining the fear behind statements like, “You can’t make me” or “You’re not my real mom/dad.” 
The DVD incorporates many role-plays to demonstrate the skills discussed.  Heather Forbes's presentation delivers an empowering, educational and entertaining message, using her ability to speak from the heart through her personal experiences and to engage parents and professionals with humor and accessibility.

Additional discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Erica Liu Wollin, a Clinical Psychologist and Adoptive Parent working with adoptive families and providing attachment and trauma-related consultation to NGO's and organizations working with children from challenging backgrounds.

Whether you are a parent, caregiver, or a professional working in an NGO, agency, school, group home, or private practice, you will find this seminar useful for your work with parents, children, adolescents and/or families.

  • Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
  • Time: 9:15am-5:30pm
  • Venue: SCOPE, Room UR8, 8/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
  • Map & Direction: click here
  • PDF flyer: click here
  • Register: By March 20. Seating is limited.
    • Earlybird Discount rate (on or before March 10): HK $450 for active AFHK members, $700 for non-members or lapsed members
    • After March 10: $600 for AFHK members, $850 for non-members or lapsed members.
  • Qualifying Professionals and Students, join AFHK as a Professional Member ($200 HKD for one year) or a Student Member ($100 for one year) and pay the Member price for this event!
  • Non-members and Lapsed Members, join or renew your membership to receive the Member price.
  • Agency Discount: Groups of 4 from the same agency with at least one who is an AFHK Professional or Student Member can qualify for the member price. Contact AFHK directly for details about this discount.
Fees are non-refundable. Certificate of Attendance (7 hours) will be given to those who complete the entire workshop. 

If black rainstorm warning signal or typhoon signal no. 8 is hoisted and in force on the morning of the training, the event will be canceled. Details of postponement or other arrangements will be announced afterwards.

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