Managing Challenging Behaviors in Children • Workshop Series
Intentional Pathways to Self-Regulation: Relationship Based Mindfulness for Children
Kathy Flaminio, LGSW, RYT
August 22, 2012 • 12:30-3:30 PM • $79 • 3 CEHs
Maplewood Community Center Location Change!
Roseville Library, 2180 N Hamline Avenue, Roseville
This session will offer an in-depth examination of how mind-body awareness and a mindful therapeutic relationship can reduce the stress response and activate the soothing effects of parasympathetic nervous system. First the theoretical base for this integrative approach will be discussed. Then participants will learn and practice integrative mindfulness clinical strategies that can address depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma. The work of Bessel van der Kolk, Daniel Siegel, Bruce Perry, Jon Kabat- Zinn, and Jim and Lynea Gillen (the founders of the Yoga Calm approach and curriculum) and others will be explored and applied.
Kathy Flaminio has 17 years experience as a social worker in the Minneapolis Public Schools in regular and special education settings. She is also the founder of 1000 Petals LLC, a total wellness company that trains educators on how to integrate yoga-based activities, mindfulness techniques and social/emotional skills into classroom and therapeutic settings. She currently works at Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital providing yoga therapy for patients on the Child/Adolescent Mental Health Unit and Chemical Dependency/Dual Diagnosis Unit. Kathy has presented at several conferences including MACMH, Educate Minnesota, Minnesota’s Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA), Professionals in Practice and was the keynote speaker for Minnesota School Social Workers Association (MSSWA). She holds a master’s degree in social work. She is ACE (American Council on Exercise), Yoga Alliance and Yoga Calm™ certified. 1000 Petals LLC
Therapeutic Language: Naming, Narrating, and Relating to Dysregulated Children and Families
Lauren Nietz, MSW, LICSW
August 8, 2012 • 12:30-3:30 PM • $79 • 3 CEHs
Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan
Many children in mental health treatment and in EBD school settings need their caregivers and educators to name what is underneath their behavior. As children become dysregulated, language is one of the first skills to be lost. Learn ways to help challenging children by reading feelings underneath their behavior, being concise with requests, and remaining attuned to the children’s needs.
Lauren W. Nietz, LICSW, is the supervisor of the Washburn Center for Children Day Treatment Program. The program serves children with complex trauma ages 3 through 3rd grade whose presenting issues include can include aggression and isolation in their school settings, parental mental illness and chemical use, high mobility, community violence, or child abuse. Lauren oversees the daily implementation and supervision of staff using Developmental Repair, an intensive treatment model for helping young children who have experienced major disruptions, abuse, and toxic stress. Developmental Repair uses the tools of relationship and language to promote self-regulation and repair kids’ ability to use adults to foster self-awareness.