The Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health proudly presents
An Evening with Michael Trout
Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 6:00-8:00 PM
4C for Children | 2100 Sherman Ave., #300 | Cincinnati, OH 45212
In recent years we have learned the impact that early childhood trauma can have on children’s lives. It can happen when an unborn child experiences prenatal rejection; when a newborn baby is utterly ignored; when a developing infant experiences a combination of chronic neglect, understimulation and abuse that provokes a trauma response. When a family adopts—or takes into foster care—a child with such a history, they may or may not be well-prepared for the results.
This evening’s conversation with parents will offer some thoughts about who these children are, why they may frustrate our best and most loving efforts to care for them, and why they resist the thing they need the most (attachment). Perhaps some wisdom will emerge from this conversation about how to, in effect, change a child’s mind.
Michael has been providing therapeutic services for families and children in foster and adoptive care for over 40 years. He is the co-author (with foster/adoptive mother Lori Thomas) of The Jonathon Letters; the author of Baby Verses: The Narrative Poetry of Infants and Toddlers and the producer of the meditation CD The Hope-Filled Parent: Meditations for Parents of Children Who Have Been Harmed.
- A light meal will be provided
- Please find alternate care for children
- Parking is available in the adjacent garage
- Continuing education units available
Space is limited so please RSVP to Christine Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-758-1304 by October 13, 2016.