Good Grief!

October 7, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Hatlen Conference Center (Bldg. 605)
1100 W. 45th Street
TX 78756
$75 (financial assistance available if needed)
Dale Rudin, PhD

What happens when you first hear that your child has a developmental disability or a mental health problem? How do you respond? How do you manage after several, or many years go by? Who can you talk to about your own emotional reactions? What do you do when you are feeling overwhelmed? These are all questions that confront a person who has a child with a difference—a challenge—a disability. As professionals how do we support family members who are struggling with the impact of these differences?

This workshop will use a grieving model to explore the emotional aspects of parenting. It will enable participants to understand the ongoing emotional impact that raising a child with a difference can have on all family members, as well as how to make meaning out of these emotions. This workshop is geared for parents, family members and professionals who love and/or work with children with disabilities and/or mental health issues.
Presenter, Dale Rudin, Ph.D., has been providing support to family members and other professionals who work with clients who have mental health issues and/or developmental disabilities since 1975. She has the unique perspective of being both a psychologist and special educator, as well as a parent.
Please Register by October 1st,, 2017.
Send contact information and fee to:
Dale Rudin, Ph.D.
4310 Medical Parkway, Suite 101
Austin, Texas 78756