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Speaking Engagements/Training

Child Psychology

"Thrills and Spills: Parenting Adolescents." Training for parents. American International School. Johannesburg, South Africa. August 23, 2018.

“Calmer Bodies, Fewer Battles: Parenting Children with Trauma and Sensory-Related Needs.” Full day training at Fred Finch Youth Center. Oakland CA. April 30, 2018.

“How the Right Assessment Can Be Life-Changing For Adopted Youth and Their Families.”  Training at the California Adoption Conference. Oakland CA. March 24, 2018.

Webinar: “Trauma-Informed Parenting: When Points Plans Don’t Work.”  National Webinar through PACT Adoption Agency National Webinar Training Series. Oakland CA. February 23, 2018.

“When Classic Behavioral Strategies Don’t Work: Supporting Youth With Distinct Behavioral and Sensory Needs.” Hawaii Psychological Association Annual Conference. Honolulu, HI. October 27, 2017.

“Surviving Trauma: Thriving Families.” Presentation for parents and staff at Hawaii International Child adoption agency. Honolulu, Hi. October 25, 2017. 

 “Lessons From Our Livingrooms: Helping Our Children Regulate.”  Training for parents and Children Together Adoption Camp. Lake Tahoe, CA.  July 9, 2017.

How Trauma-Informed Interventions Can Help With Behavioral Management.” PACT Adoption Agency Point of View. Spring 2016.

 “Understanding treatment implications for the diagnosis of child and adolescent mental health disorders.” Parent and Children Together (PACT). Kapaa, Hawaii. March 30, 2011. Training.

 

Schools

 “When Points Plans Don’t Work. Trauma-informed and Sensory Strategies to Manage Behavior in School.”  

How Trauma-Informed Interventions Can Help With Behavioral Management.” PACT Adoption Agency Point of View. Spring 2016.

Implementation of Mindful Schools Mindfulness Curriculum to grades 6-8. Accra, Ghana. September-December 2015.

Mindfulness in Middle Schools. Presentation to Middle School Parents.  Accra, Ghana. October 13, 2015.

“What Your Child’s Teacher Wishes You Knew.”  Lincoln Community School.  Accra, Ghana.  October 6, 2015.

 “Secondary School Child Protection Curriculum Integration Challenges: Ensuring Effective Implementation within Secondary School Structures.”  Lincoln Community School/Association of International Schools In Africa Professional Learning Institute. Accra, Ghana. October 2, 3, 2015. Facilitator Two Day Workshop.

 “Communication Tools for Parenting Your Adolescent in an International School setting.”  Lincoln School. Accra, Ghana. September 8, 2015.

 “Essentials in Child Protection Programming for Teachers and School Staff.”  Lincoln School teachers, staff and administration. Accra, Ghana. September 6, 2015.

 “Identifying and Servicing Struggling Students in Schools with Limited Resources.” The Educators Network Conference.  Accra, Ghana.  April 10, 2015.

 “Advanced Behavioral Techniques for Managing Challenging Behavior in the Classroom.” Department of Education. Kilauea, Kauai. May 16, 2013. Training.

 “Considering Culture in Behavioral Interventions in Schools.” Department of Education.  Lihue, Kauai. March 15, 2013. Training.

 “Effective Classroom Management Strategies in the Regular Education Setting.” Department of Education. Lihue, Kauai. January 4, 2013. Training.

 “Ways to Support Children Who Have Been Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder In the Regular Education Setting.”  Hanalei School. Hanalei, Kauai. October 5, 2012. Training.

 “Setting a Positive Tone For Your Classroom.”  Department of Education. Kilauea, Kauai. July 31, 2012. Training.

 

Foster Care/ Adoption

"Depression, Anxiety and Suicide Prevention: Working With Youth In The Child Welfare System." Training for Mental Health Professionals. A Better Way. Berkeley, CA. September 26, 2018

“Supporting LGBTQ Youth in the World of Foster Care and Adoption.” Training delivered at the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids National Adoption Recruiter Summit. Columbus, Ohio.  May 23, 2018.

“The Youth Acceptance Model: Training Child Welfare Workers to Support LGBTQ Youth and Their Families in the Child Welfare System.”  Family Builders by Adoption partnership with national QIC pilot program.  Pittsburgh, PA. April 10-13, 2018.

Supporting LGBTQ Adopted Youth and Their Families.” Training at the California Adoption Conference.  Oakland, CA.  March 24, 2018.

“How the Right Assessment Can Be Life-Changing For Adopted Youth and Their Families.”  Training at the California Adoption Conference. Oakland CA. March 24, 2018.

Webinar: “Trauma-Informed Parenting: When Points Plans Don’t Work.”  National Webinar through PACT Adoption Agency National Webinar Training Series. Oakland CA. February 23, 2018.

“When Classic Behavioral Strategies Don’t Work: Supporting Youth With Distinct Behavioral and Sensory Needs.” Hawaii Psychological Association Annual Conference. Honolulu, HI. October 27, 2017.

“Surviving Trauma: Thriving Families.” Presentation for parents and staff at Hawaii International Child adoption agency. Honolulu, Hi. October 25, 2017. 

Talking With Young Children About Adoption.” PACT Adoption Agency parent/community event. Oakland, CA.  March 4, 2017.

How Trauma-Informed Interventions Can Help With Behavioral Management.” PACT Adoption Agency Point of View. Spring 2016.

 

Gender Identity/LGBTQ

"Supporting the Parents and Caregivers of Gender Expansive, Non-Binary, and Transgender Youth and Young Adults."Video Grand Rounds Training for Hawaii Psychological Association. September 10, 2018.

“Working Through The Worries To Show Up For Our Kids.” Presentation at the Annual Gender Spectrum Conference.  Moraga CA. July 8, 2018.

 “Keeping Siblings Seen and Supported.” Presentation at the Annual Gender Spectrum Conference.  Moraga CA. July 7, 2018.

 “Supporting LGBTQ Youth in the World of Foster Care and Adoption.” Training delivered at the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids National Adoption Recruiter Summit. Columbus, Ohio.  May 23, 2018.

“Talking To Children About Gender Identity: Setting the Stage For Understanding.” Presentation to KQED Radio Employees, San Francisco. May, 18, 2018.

Podcast Interview.Dr. Laura Anderson and Gender Nonconformity In Differently Wired Kids.” Tilt Parenting.  May 16, 2018.  

Podcast Interview: “Supporting Gender Expansive Kids with Dr. Laura Anderson.”  Expat Happy Hour with Sundae Schneider- Bean.  May 8, 2018.

 “The Youth Acceptance Model: Training Child Welfare Workers to Support LGBTQ Youth and Their Families in the Child Welfare System.”  Family Builders by Adoption partnership with national QIC pilot program.  Pittsburgh, PA. April 10-13, 2018.

Supporting LGBTQ Adopted Youth and Their Families.” Training at the California Adoption Conference.  Oakland, CA.  March 24, 2018.

International Speaking Engagement: “Supporting LGBTQ Youth in the Global Nomad Community.”  Families in Global Transition Annual Conference. The Hague, Netherlands.  March 9, 2018.

Webinar: “Keeping Siblings of Gender Expansive, Non-Binary and Transgender Youth Seen and Supported: Interventions to Support Transgender Youth and Their Families.” Webinar through PFLAG’s US-national teaching series. December 5, 2017.

 “Strategies to Support Gender Expansive Transgender Youth and Their Families.” National Transgender Health Summit. Oakland, CA. November 12, 2017.

“Treating Non-Binary and Transgender Youth Utilizing Family Systems Interventions.” National Transgender Health Summit. Oakland, CA.  November 11, 2017.


Autism

"Autism: What Does It Look Like and What Do We Do To Help?" Training for Mental Health Professionals. City of Berkeley. September 28, 2018, 9:00-4:30.

High Functioning Autism in Kids and Teens: How Do We Recognize It and What Can We Do to Help.”  Full day training for professionals and parents at Fred Finch Youth Center. Oakland CA. May 31, 2018 

 “Ways to Support Children Who Have Been Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder In the Regular Education Setting.”  Hanalei School. Hanalei, Kauai. October 5, 2012. Training.

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