Therapeutic Parenting Specialst Nancy Thomas Coming To Chattanooga To Host Seminars For Educators And Professionals

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Attachment is at the root of most mental illnesses, according to Hardwired to Connect: The New Scientific Case for Authoritative Communities. The report was written by a group of 33 leading children’s doctors, neuroscientists, research scholars and mental health professionals. Of these mental disorders, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is often misunderstood or undiagnosed. Most local therapists know little about it. While all professional therapists have heard of disorders such as Oppositional Defiance Disorder, OCD, ADHD and anxiety disorders, few are familiar or experienced in the treatment of RAD. Due to current research and more accurate diagnoses, however, this is changing.

Therapeutic Parenting Specialist Nancy Thomas has been working with challenged and challenging children for over 25 years, including those that have been diagnosed with RAD.

A seminar attendee and Turning Point Camp Director Jennie Landreth’s own adopted daughter was diagnosed with RAD. For years, Ms. Landreth was the target of her daughter’s rage and anxiety that was, some say, caused by trauma she experienced before her adoption.   

“We had gotten to the end of our rope and were terrified of what lay ahead for our daughter. We had tried everything,” said Ms. Landreth. “We sought help from every professional we could find and still just ended up watching our daughter get worse and worse.  When we heard about this camp and the seminars from Nancy Thomas, we went immediately. It was the first time we saw any progress with our daughter. These seminars are being brought to Chattanooga for other families dealing with challenging children and for educators that want to regain control of their classroom. Educators can replace the challenges of behavior management with techniques used by schools across the nation to increase actual learning time, helping students focus and regain control. These seminars will also equip professionals with tools and techniques to help families so desperate for answers, the answers that we sought for our daughter and were unable to find.”

Seminars will be Oct. 17 and 18, by highly-sought-after author and Therapeutic Parenting Specialist Nancy Thomas. These seminars are available to educators and mental health professionals and may potentially be used as continuing education credits and professional development hours. With only two weeks left to register, the seminars are filling up fast and seating is limited, so for more information or to register, visit http://www.turningpointcamp.com/index.php/seminar/.


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