Project Bond

Online Workshops
Starting Soon!

On the first Tuesday of each month, starting in August, Barbara DiGangi (licensed social worker and co-founder of Project Bond) will be joining CMFCAA virtually from New York to deliver workshops specifically tailored to strengthen and build resilience in foster and adoptive families.

Project Bond

Join us for Innovative Bridges to Family Success, a collaboration between Project Bond (of New York) and the Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association consisting of educational online workshops for foster and adoptive families in order to bridge the gaps in services and help families thrive!

Children in foster care and children who have been adopted have unique needs. This can make everyday life particularly challenging for you as a parent. You may feel exhausted. You may feel alone. You may not know where else to turn to get better outcomes. You may feel like professionals and relatives don’t “get it.”

On the first Tuesday of each month, starting in August, Barbara DiGangi (licensed social worker and co-founder of Project Bond) will be joining CMFCAA virtually from New York to deliver workshops specifically tailored to strengthen and build resilience in foster and adoptive families.

These educational, online workshops will help you better understand:

– the unique needs of your child
– parenting with a trauma-based and attachment-sensitive approach
– the scope of attachment and trauma
– challenging behaviors
– working with your team
and much more!

Our workshops can be accessed online LIVE from 7-8pm CST on the first Tuesday of each month starting in August. If you cannot attend the live broadcast, it will be recorded and be available for access after the broadcast. Join us from the comfort of your home and/or at your own time! You must sign up to get the link for access.


Workshop Topics:

Session 1: Making the Mindshift Part I: Introduction to a Trauma-Informed Perspective (Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 7-8PM CST)

Participants will learn introductory material regarding the elements and scope of trauma as well as how it affects children in foster care and children who have been adopted. Participants will be introduced to research conducted by leaders in the field.

 Session 2: Making the Mindshift Part II: Introduction to an Attachment-Based Perspective (Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 7-8PM CST)

Participants will learn introductory material of attachment theory as well as how it affects and plays a role in parenting and/or working with children in foster care and children who have been adopted. Participants will be introduced to research and theories from leaders in the field.

 Session 3: Behavior is an Iceberg (Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 7-8PM CST)

Participants will learn about the multifaceted nature of behavior and what may be underlying behavior in children in foster care and children who have been adopted. Participants will understand how an attachment-based and trauma-informed mindset can make a difference when managing behaviors.

Session 4: Parenting from the Inside Out (Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 7-8PM CST)

Based on the landmark book by child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., participants will learn how self-awareness and understanding brain development are key components in parenting and/or working with children in foster care and children who have been adopted.

Session 5: Taking Control Without Losing Control (Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 7-8PM CST)

Participants will learn how to integrate an attachment-based and trauma-informed mindset into their interactions, especially during challenging moments. Participants will be introduced to different approaches used by leaders in the field. 

Session 6: It Takes a Village (Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 7-8PM CST)

Participants will learn the importance of having a supportive team on board of individuals who “get it,” the powerful role educators and professionals can play, how to set boundaries, and how to incorporate self-care.

CMFCAA will provide a meal and child care during the workshop for those attending at the Resource Center. The time of meal will be announce at a later date.

You may join the training alongside other parents at CMFCAA or decide to access the workshop from the comfort of your own home by logging in online!


Are you a professional working with adoptive/foster families? Sign up to take our workshop here!

For more information on Project Bond visit: www.theprojectbond.com, connect with us on Facebook (Facebook.com/theprojectbond), Twitter (@theprojectbond).

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SIGNUPPlease Sign Up whether you’re attending ONLINE or in person. Registrants will be emailed the information to access the workshop in the days before the training.


Are you a professional needing CEUs? Click here for more info


Wondering if these workshops will be right for you?

Here are some of the most common diagnoses and behavioral concerns of children we work with:

Diagnoses:
ADHD
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Mood Disorder
Depression
Anxiety
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Reactive Attachment Disorder

Behavioral concerns:
Impulsivity
Disorganization
Overreactions
Excessive anger
Withdrawal
Oppositional behavior
Hoarding (food, belongings)
Stealing
Verbal/physical aggression
School refusal
Destruction of property
Social skills deficits