26. March 2014 14:21
Are you struggling with helping kids get from temporary placements to permanent ones? There is hope. We know what to do.
Anu Family Services has developed innovative interventions that are trauma-informed and promote healing. We now offer both IPS and ITS.
Intensive Permanence Services (IPS) is intensive, but it is not therapy, and it works with highly traumatized youth. It is an innovative youth-driven intervention which addresses the youth's grief and loss, helps them to understand their history, promotes healing of trauma, and works to increase a youth's connections. It is based on the belief that after disconnections from caregivers, normal, healthy brains turn off their ability to connect as a matter of survival. We must heal this relational trauma in order for youth to connect again. We cannot simply show up with caregiver after caregiver and expect them to connect; even when they want to, this is generally not possible. IPSflyer.pdf (381.92 kb)
Intensive Trauma Services (ITS) is intensive, but it is not therapy. It is also not "attachment therapy". It is an innovative youth-driven intervention which addresses the children's grief and loss, helps them to understand their history, promotes healing of trauma, and works to increase their healthy connections. It is based on the belief that after disconnections from caregivers, normal, healthy brains turn off their ability to connect as a matter of survival. We must heal this relational trauma in order for youth to re-connect. ITSflyer.pdf (400.31 kb)
8. January 2014 11:23
The Center for Child and Family Well-Being at UW Madison School of Human Ecology presents...
2013-2014 Families and Well-being Seminar Series The Center for Child and Family Well-Being is proud to announce its first annual seminar series, “Families and Well-Being.” Based on multidisciplinary perspectives, the 2012-13 series will explore the physical, psychological, social, and economic aspects of well-being in families. Family well-being is a unifying, common theme among many scholars who seek to improve the quality of life of individuals, families and communities. We are the only UW-Madison center to focus solely on the advancement of multidisciplinary family research and outreach. Our 2012-13 series is designed to bring scholars from multiple fields together to consider what it means to be a “well family” in the 21st century and how the university can contribute to increasing quality of life by improving family well-being. Understanding of families and family functions is changing based on cutting edge research in multiple disciplines. Our goal for the 2012-13 seminar series is to bring that research forward in a common forum and to make sense of it for families and those who serve them. The series will provide both breadth and depth on complex components of family well-being.
Spring 2014 March 7, 2014 // 12:00-1:30pm // Plenary Hall (5th floor, Nancy Nicholas Hall) Promoting Health and Well-being Through Shared Family Meals Barbara Fiese, Ph.D. Pampered Chef, Ltd. Endowed chair in Family Resiliency, Human Development and Family Studies University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
April 21, 2014 // 12:00-1:30pm // Plenary Hall (5th floor, Nancy Nicholas Hall) Creating Positive Futures: The Secrets of Human Resilience Arnold Sameroff, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Michigan
6. January 2014 19:28
The January 2014, Vol. 15, No. 1 edition of the Children’s Bureau Express released today highlighted among other things Strategies and Tools for Practice including the Guidebook on Becoming a Permanence-Driven Organization developed by Anu Family Services and the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW).
Have you got your copy? http://www.anufs.org/forms/AnuGuide.pdf
17. October 2013 11:22
Join CEO Amelia Franck Meyer as she talks about Understanding & Addressing Grief and Loss in Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma Saturday November 9th in Bloomington, MN visit the link to learn more and register http://www.mnadopt.org/docs/af97ec9b633e9ad8f596aa85714f3e8b.pdf