“Re-Parenting for Resiliency: A Neurodevelopmentally Informed Parenting Approach to Understanding and Healing Dysregulation Through the Art of Co-regulation” Presented by Robbyn Peters-Bennett, LMHC, MA, CMHS, LPC and Dr. George Davis, MD - 3 CE Hours

Much of what takes place between parent and child during the first five years is primarily the development of self-regulation through the influence of a secure attachment. Self-regulation becomes the foundation of optimal development and makes possible subsequent higher emotional and personality growth. We will review the relation between early regulation and later emotional health, the lessons of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE study), and how an outcome such as delinquency can model the failure to develop self-regulation. We will discuss how to foster resiliency through co-regulation–a sensory sensitive, collaborative, relationally based and neurodevelopmentally informed approach to parenting.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the experiences necessary for the development of self-regulation in the young child.
2. Relate disturbances in the early development of self-regulation to later problems with attachment, empathy, aggression, attention, substance abuse, and emotional stability.
3. Apply three basic principles to healthy, neurodevelopmentally informed parenting practices that can be used in working with families in a therapeutic setting.