Therapeutic Parenting Seminar Set for Thursday and Friday

Dr. Maha Younes
Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work, 308.865.8741

Therapeutic Parenting Specialist Nancy Thomas will present a two-day seminar Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, at the Nebraskan Student Union on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.

The seminar, titled It Takes a Team To Help a Hurting Child, will take place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday. Fees are $60 per person/family and $80 per licensed professional. Twelve continuing education credits can be earned for those training in mental health practice and social work. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. both days.

The seminar is designed for parents and family members of a challenging child, foster parents, school counselors, principals and teachers, social workers, mental health professionals, foster care and adoption workers, day care providers and respite care providers.

Thomas of Glenwood Springs, CO, has been a therapeutic parenting specialist since 1985. She is recognized internationally as a leading authority on parenting emotionally disturbed children. For 10 years, she trained and worked with Foster Cline, M.D., psychiatrist, the author and founder of the Love and Logic parenting training program. She has also produced five training videos for parents of emotionally wounded children.

Sponsors for the event include: UNK Social Work Program, South Central Behavioral Services and Tri-City Coalition for Post Adoption Supports and Services (C-PASS).