Theraplay® for Foster/Adoptive Parents

Recommended for parents of children from infancy to adolescence.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Cook Park Library, 413 N Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL, 60048
Mandy Jones, LCSW, JD
$75 per person or $130 for two through July 4. Starting July 5, prices go up to $95 person and $150 for two. All fees are non-refundable. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. A light breakfast will be served. We are unable to offer babysitting for this workshop.

Special offer! Register anytime between now and July 4 and save $20! Starting July 5, prices go up to $95 for one parent and $150 for two parents.

Do you and your child struggle to connect at times? Does your child’s behavior seem more difficult to manage than most?

Secure attachment is essential for healthy child development, but a foster or adopted child’s past may be affecting their behaviors, and consequently having an impact on your connection with your child. 

Adoption therapist Mandy Jones, LCSW, JD will lead this interactive workshop and teach basic Theraplay® activities to connect and engage with your children, as well as help them to regulate behaviors. 

During this day-long workshop, you will be better prepared to:

  • help your child feel comfortable accepting guidance and leadership
  • communicate without resorting to rewards and threats
  • enhance your child's self-esteem and sense of well-being
  • ​bring joy, laughter, and fun back into the family
  • foster a lasting connection between you and your child

Learn how to better understand your child while managing challenges that are unique to your own foster or adoptive family.

More about Theraplay®:

Theraplay® activities are founded on four principal dimensions of a healthy parent-child relationship that affect the way a parent parents and a child responds to the parenting:

Nurture: providing experiences of comfort and reassurance

Engagement: promoting connection, optimal arousal and shared joy

Structure: providing a sense of safety, organization, and regulation for both the child and parent(s)

Challenge: supporting a sense of competency and mastery in order to build self-esteem

This workshop is for parents of children from infancy to adolescence.

This workshop was developed by the Theraplay® Institute in Evanston, IL, USA, all rights reserved. For more information,

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