Attachment and Trauma in DHH Adopted Children (10/10/18)

As both parents and professionals of two Deaf adopted sons, the presenters offer a unique perspective to professionals and parents.  The presentation includes information on trauma and how it affects brain development including language, learning and behavior.  They also discuss how parent leaders and providers can identify and work with the unique challenges that adoptive families face that result from attachment issues and trauma typically associated with adoption. Providers learn how to develop an effective partnership with families who have adopted deaf children, as well as how to utilize parent to parent support in reaching their goals with the families. 

Presenters:   Jon Bergeron, PhD and Shelly Bergeron