If you are fostering, considering adopting, waiting to have your child home with you, or have an adopted child and are struggling with feeding or weight worries, then this webinar is for you! Begin to learn to feed with confidence and bring peace back to the family table.
May 17th, 2011, from noon-1 pm through children’s home society and family services. Click on the link for registration page.
From their website:
“Feeding was absolutely central to attachment with our two children.” Adopting families have special concerns around feeding, from unknown feeding history, neglectful or even abusive feeding past, to weight and growth concerns. Dr. Rowell will share the Trust Model of feeding, (resourced on adoption web-sites, including University of Minnesota’s International Adoption Clinic) paying special attention to concerns with adoption, and illustrating key principles with case studies. There will be time at the end for your questions
I have just had too many conversations with clients and others who have been generous enough to share their experiences, who have struggled around feeding. These struggles are all-too-common for all the families I work with, but adoption does bring up special consideration around food, feeding, trust and attachment. I believe that this valuable information might save a lot of heartache…
-From two mothers who happened to call on the same day from opposite ends of the country, both with their toddler daughters having a history of malnourisment in their early months, then experiencing rapid weight gain, and incredibly, both placed on calorie restricion by their well-meaning but ignorant pediatricians (with predictable and unpleasant consequences.) One mom sadly shared that all her time and attention, hours spent with an attachment therapist, seemed for nothing as they were constantly battling around food.
– Or the dad who called, confused and concerned about his son who is still “underweight” in spite of every effort to get the child to eat more, all of which seemed to make things worse.
We will review some cases, share words from parents who found that feeding was the cornerstone to attachment, and have time for individual questions.
Please spread the word. Oh, and if you’d like to share your experiences around adoption and feeding, good or bad, I’d love to hear from you.