Developing Compassion for Yourself and Your Kids (8/31/20)


This is a live virtual training being held via ZOOM.
There is no cost for this event.

Presenter: Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S

Date: August 31st, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern

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Developing Compassion for Yourself and Your Kids with Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S

It can be difficult to hold the brokenness within our children when we have not accepted the brokenness within ourselves. Many parents want to be able to connect more deeply with their children. Parents want to offer kindness and compassion, but this is difficult to do with our children if we have not extended compassion to our own vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Come and learn strategies for remaining more present and mindful with ourselves and our children.

After the workshop, parents will be able to:

1) explain the Window of Tolerance and why it matters

2) list the ways in which they “should” themselves

3) reflect on their own over responding and under responding patterns

4) describe three tools for bringing themselves back into their best parenting self

About the presenter

Paris Goodyear-Brown, the founder and director of Nurture House, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with 20+ years of experience in treating families in need. While she specializes in treating trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment and neglect) and attachment disturbances, she often provides help for anxious, angry or depressed children and teens. A child development expert, she frequently provides parent consultation, dyadic assessment and parent coaching to help parents manage and resolve their children’s behavior problems.

Her books include Play Therapy with Traumatized Children, Trauma and Play Therapy: Helping Children Heal, Tackling Touchy Subjects, the Handbook of Child Sexual AbuseIdentification, Assessment, and TreatmentPlay Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach and The Worry Wars: An Anxiety Workbook for Kids and their Helpful Adults.

Additional Course Information

This event is approved for 2.0 hours of ongoing, elective foster parent training credit in a group setting for Kentucky foster parents.

If there are two adults in the same household that want to participate in this training, each person must register separately. Foster parent training credit is administered based on the duration of the meeting and each attendee’s participation. In order to receive credit, participants must be on video and visible to the moderators during the event.

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Upon registration for this training, the Zoom URL link located within the course module will grant you access to the live interactive training. A reliable internet connection and a smartphone, tablet, or computer with web camera is needed to participate.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Karen Bowman at or 1-833-859-3278 (1-833-UKY-FAST).