BIRTHDAYS, MOTHER’S DAY, HOLIDAYS – LIONS,TIGERS, BEARS, OH MY!
Remember the movie “The Wizard of Oz”? Like Dorothy, who was abruptly transported from her home
by a tornado, children separated from mothers and birth family will experience disorientation, fear,
and trepidation as they find their footing in a new environment. Beyond losing birth parents and
familiar surroundings, they have left behind family celebrations, as well. This presentation addresses
the effect of trauma on the affect and behavior of children around significant days of celebration, as
these are reminders of the missing people, traditions, and rituals in their lives. Learn how to help your
children through these times.
Presented by Anna Loebe, Ed. D. Adoptive Parent, Educator, Family Support Specialist
This presentation reflects her personal experience as well as child trauma and adoptive parenting research.
Contact Anna for more information or to register: firstname.lastname@example.org.