Inclusive Wellness for All: What Encanto Teaches Us about Partnering with Parents and Healing Our Inner Child Wounds

Date(s) - Thursday, June 13, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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This training is free thanks to funds from Maryland State Department of Education.

Inclusive Wellness for All: What Encanto Teaches Us about Partnering with Parents and Healing Our Inner Child Wounds

Guest Speaker: Nat Vikitsreth

As early childhood educators and child care providers, we understand that collaborating with caregivers is important for our children’s outcomes. However, some families just “rub us the wrong way” even when we’re eager to build rapport with them. In this workshop, you will deepen your understanding of attachment theories to include concepts like attachment adaptations and inner child wounds. These concepts will support you to “meet the families where they’re at” in trauma-informed, equity-centered, and developmentally caring ways. You’ll explore these concepts through self-reflection exercises using Encanto and large group interactive discussions. You’ll walk away with more understanding of and compassion for your own and the families’ inner child wounds. By acknowledging and addressing the emotional challenges and traumas from their past, caregivers can better empathize with the unique experiences of their children with special needs

Nat Vikitsreth, LCSW (she/her) is a dot connector, norm agitator, and lover of liberation who supports social justice curious families in their efforts to practice social justice in their parenting while re-parenting their inner child. Nat works as a nationally award-winning decolonized therapist and facilitator, a trans rights activist, and a host of the Come Back to Care Podcast.

2 COK hours: You will receive 1 hour Professionalism and 1 hour Special Needs.


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