Upcoming Community Events

I wanted to share some events that are coming up around the community.

From the Coalition of Adoptive Families:

Rejection and Grief: Feelings Unspoken

It is common for adoptees to experience feelings of rejection and grief but sometimes the connection is not made to resulting depression, anxiety, and lack of self esteem.   Learn how adoption related loss can affect your child.

Guest Speaker:  Theresa Tammy Gaser, MSSA, LISW-S, CTS – Trinity Family Counseling, Westerville

Tammy is certified as a Trauma and Loss Clinical Specialist by The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC).  Throughout her career she has provided training seminars on child abuse and neglect, developed treatment plans, and provided consultation services for survivors of various types of trauma and grief/loss, including events such as sexual/physical abuse and environmental/community trauma.  Tammy enjoys equipping patients with effective behavioral strategies to deal with various behavior management concerns (volatile and threatening aggressive behavior) and anxiety/stress management. She also provides individual therapy for children, teens, and adults with delays in executive functioning, emotional expression, and/or development, and for those with Attachment Disorders and Oppositional Defiant Disorders.

Date/Time:   May 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.

Location: 1550 Old Henderson Rd., Suite N 162,  Columbus, OH 43220. Entrance, and parking, are on the North side rear, of the building.

More information and online registration: Rejection and Grief: Feelings Unspoken

From IMPACT Safety:

Own Your Own Voice Verbal Defense Workshop

IMPACT Safety teaches a unique form of self-defense and personal safety. You will learn IMPACT Safety’s strategies for dealing with difficult situations—whether a stranger who means you harm, a friend, coworker, or acquaintance. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice powerful verbal skills for many everyday situations. The goal of every IMPACT Safety program is to increase our choices so we may live in the world more freely.

Class Size Is Limited • Registration Required

Two Sessions Available

Morning Session
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 9:00 am—12:00 noon
Location: LifeCare Alliance Event Center
670 Harmon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43223
Cost: $75.00
Click here to register for the AM SESSION.

Afternoon Session
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm—5:00 pm
Location: LifeCare Alliance Event Center
670 Harmon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43223
Cost: $75.00
Click here to register for the PM SESSION.

From Cornerstone of Recovery

Camp Memory is a day camp which will be held Tuesday, June 23rd-Thursday, June 25th from 8:30am- 12:00pm at Cornerstone of Hope in Columbus, Ohio for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Drop off and breakfast will start at 8:00am and camp will be from 9:00am and go until 12:00pm. We will have a “littles” group for children ages 6-9 and a “middles” group for children 10-13. It is designed to help children share their grief experiences in fun and creative ways. Children are divided into groups by age for most activities.

Learn more by going here.