ATTACHMENT Coalition of Michigan
Healing Trauma & Strengthening Adoptive Relationships
34441 Eight Mile, Suite 104
(corner of Gill Road, 2 miles east of I-275)
Livonia, MI 48152
Therapeutic Parenting is an approach used to help parents develop their ability to be more aware of what’s happening inside as well as outside of themselves; their emotional reactions that can get in the way of responding effectively to their child. In a therapeutic approach parents are guided in creating a healing milieu, within their home, in order to promote emotional growth for children with attachment traumas that are not yet able to self regulate.
Therapeutic Parenting is a type of approach that requires a commitment to a psycho-educational process as parents are asked to learn reflective listening and how to process strong emotions in conjunction with their hurt child, all while being mindful of their own needs. Often, specific techniques are taught, such as those developed by H. Forbes in 'Beyond Consequences, Logic & Control' and/or concepts suggested by Dr. D. Siegel called "Mindful Parenting."
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