I am Deanna Stringer and am currently working at a small hospice. I am interested in taking this course and the symposium not only from a professional perspective but also as a mom of 2 adopted children who have gone through trauma early in life. Nothing that I seem to do makes much difference even though they were adopted at 2 and 3 years old. I have a little bit of understanding as we deal with a lot of counseling and neurologists but am hopeful that I might be able to gain more perspective and maybe even a few hints as to how to manage behavior so that all of us can function together safely.
I also deal with family systems at the end of life and many families are not healthy to start with so understanding the trauma that may have happened in a family will help me navigate the family dynamics when decisions are being made or when that estranged child comes back into the picture.