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Webinar Description

Because building resilience is all about relationships, it’s critical that we help the parents and caregivers of the children we serve to have the tools and support they need.  This presentation will be centered around ATN’s PATH framework (Promoting Attachment and Trauma Healing) and how this framework can increase understanding, build and strengthen skills and grow emotional resiliency of parents and caregivers.  We will focus on the relational aspects of attunement and attachment, and the importance of recognizing co-regulation as the key to acquiring self-regulation skills. We will also discuss how trauma shows up in the classroom and discuss how to help caregivers become advocates for their children impacted by trauma and then dive into self-care for caregivers and completing the stress cycle to avoid burnout.


Ginger Healy LCSW has worked as a social worker in the field of child and family services, hospital trauma and international adoption. She is currently the parent program director for the Attachment and Trauma Network. She has been twice awarded the The Angels in Adoption Award and is married with four children.


Part 1  will focus on the basics of Trauma and Attachment, ACEs and the paradigm shifts that follow. There will be a deep dive into  relational aspects of attunement and attachment along with brain basics and the concept of parenting the whole brain of the child.

Part 2 will explore our PATH framework (Promoting Attachment and Trauma Healing). This is a comprehensive framework of education and supports for caregivers who are parenting children with known trauma effects and/or attachment difficulties. This framework can be used in the classroom setting as well. The overall goals of this framework are to increase understanding; to build and strengthen the skills; and to grow emotional resiliency of parents/caregivers as they create healthy attachments and teach self-regulation to children who have come to their families through foster care, kinship placement, adoption or biologically. 

Part 3 will discuss how caregivers can become advocates for their children and collaborate with school personnel as they learn how trauma shows up in the classroom and we will end with discussion of burnout, how to complete the stress cycle and engage in compassionate self-care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe why it is important that caregivers/parents are taught about early brain development/child development, the importance of attachment, and how to actively teach/encourage regulation skills in their children.
  • Participants will be able to articulate why building healthy attachment is important and give examples of everyday interactions that build more secure attachment.
  • Participants will explain the importance of ongoing support and access to self-care needed for caregivers of children with trauma impacts and attachment challenges.
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level ,and is beneficial for a beginner level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Official information:

Refunds: Registrants who are unable to attend a Thrapy Express seminar or live webinars may ask for, and will receive, a credit or refund (your choice). Refund requests will be processed within 3 business days. When an attendee knows in advance that they are unable to attend we ask that they inform Thrapy Express ahead of time by emailing [email protected] or by calling or texting (631) 202-1010 this allows us to free up the spot in the training in the event that a training is at or near capacity.
Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
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Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
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