Join us for our first 2019 Thought Leadership Speaker Series: Let’s Talk featuring

Lauren Nietz, LICSW

We Repeat What We Don’t Repair: Being Present for Youth in Your Life

You’ll have a chance to join in dialogue and learn:

1. How stress affects the body and brain of caregivers and kids
2. Strategies for joining youth in moments of distress
3. Current examples from working with parents and very stressed kids

Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.
United Health Foundation Training Institute at
Washburn Center for Children
1100 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

All are welcome as this event is open and free to the community. Certificates of attendance will be made available.

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Lauren W. Nietz, LICSW is the Training Institute Director at Washburn Center for Children. She has over 15 years of experience providing therapy to adults, children, groups, and families who are struggling with the effects of trauma as an in-home family therapist and day treatment supervisor. Lauren provides training and consultation to clinicians and allied professionals working with young children and their caregivers utilizing Developmental Repair, a treatment model that was developed at Washburn. At the core of Developmental Repair is the assumption that all children learn about the world through their primary relationships. Lauren describes ways adults can partner with children to repair social and emotional learning and increase developmental capacities. She has presented at local, statewide, and national conferences on treating childhood trauma. Lauren has a certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from the Institute of Child Development and is a member of the School of Social Work Community Faculty at the University of Minnesota.