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Thank you for another successful year!  We hope that you enjoyed yourself at the 2013 Western Regional Tapestry Conference!

Slippery Rock University will be issuing your CEU’s.  You should expect those in the mail over the next few weeks.  You will also receive a certificate for attending the conference via email from The Bair Foundation within the next 2 weeks.  

We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Thursday, October 24 • 9:00am - 10:30am
What is Reactive Attachment Disorder & How do I Provide Services? LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

Attachment should be an inevitable part of life. However, for many individuals, this is not the case. Those individuals who suffer from attachment issues live a confused, superficial life at best. Teenagers who experience attachment problems are often diagnosed (or misdiagnosed) with conduct disorders, Bipolar disorders, and even burgeoning personality disorders. It’s not so much that they do not fit the symptomatic presentation of these disorders; it’s that the lack of a RAD diagnosis prevents the adults working with them from fully understanding the depth of the problem or the correct methods of treatment. These youth often present as rage full, aggressive, and out of control.  They frequently have already begun to develop a juvenile court record, associate with other youth who are struggling with legal, substance abuse, and sexuality issues.  They are likely cutting on themselves, hurting others, engaging in sexually elicit or abusive relationships, running away, and using alcohol and other drugs to mask their pain. The training will also include appropriate strategies for probation officers to provide probation supervision to meet the special needs of youth with RAD and protection of community.

This training is designed for those who have little understanding of attachment issues as well as those who work daily with this disorder. The participants will learn to identify signs and symptoms of attachment issues. Attendees will leave the seminar with new understanding, skills and interventions to assist in their most frustrating and challenging cases.

Training Objectives

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of attachment issues
  • Increase understanding of teens with a RAD diagnosis
  • Identify the components of attachment issues and how this will affect the individual/family
  • Learn interventions to aid the individual with attachment issues
 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Swigart M.S.D.A.P.A.

Amy Swigart M.S.D.A.P.A.

Trainer/Instructor for Commission, Butler County Juvenile Court Services and Juvenile Court Judges Commission of Pennsylvania
Amy Swigart is a  probation officer with Butler County Juvenile Court Services and contracts with several agencies as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant and Therapist. Amy is an instructor for the Juvenile Court Judges Commission of Pennsylvania and Author writing a guide book for law enforcement dealing with individuals on the spectrum, how to interview, understand unique behaviors, responses, and creating interview environment. Amy has... Read More →