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WAFCA-CE - Building Brains with Relationships
Holiday Inn Eau Claire South
4751 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire, WI 54701
1 715 8309889

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Monday, October 02, 2023, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: WAFCA CE Training

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Building Brains with Relationships
Presented by Meghan Christian, MSW, LCSW & The Institute for Child and Family Well-Being

Details: October 2 (9:00am - 4:00pm, including a one-hour lunch break)
*NOTE: Date changed from October 3 to October 2.*
*lunch is not provided
**Up to 6 CE credits will be issued to those attending this live, in-person opportunity. See below for details.

Workshop DescriptionPeople the world over are overloaded. In times like these, it is easy to get washed away in a flood of stress, losing orientation to things that buoy us. Building Brains with Relationships is an in-person, interactive, evidence-informed workshop designed to increase connection, co-operation, and resilience.  

Participant Benefits: Workshop participants engage in interactive learning with an initial skill building day and access to an ongoing Community of Practice (CoP). Both formats will build understanding of the powerful role of experiences on brain development. What promotes it? What derails it? What are some of the larger impacts across the lifespan? Participants will learn interaction skills drawn from evidence-based clinical interventions shown to strengthen relationships, create partnerships and increase desired outcomes. This workshop series promotes a focus on resilience and actively builds your skills through discussion, demonstration, practice, and live coaching. 

  • Build an understanding of the impactful role of relationships, experiences and communities have on brain development and function 

  • Practice person-centered relationship-building methods through active skill building 

  • Identify effective methods for providing feedback and directions to increase desired outcomes 

  • Continuous support for participants through access to the BBwR Community of Practice

Presenter Information: Meghan Christian is a Child and Family Therapist with the Institute for Child and Family Well-Being and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. 

Meghan has spent most of her career in the nonprofit sector, working with people who have experienced acute or ongoing trauma including abused children and adults, refugees and families living in poverty. Meghan’s interests lie in translating research on the effects of trauma on the developing brain into practical ways of using evidence-based interventions with her clients. She’s particularly interested in the role resilience plays in protecting against and transforming negative neurophysiological changes. 

Along with her direct practice, Meghan enjoys exchanging perspectives and knowledge with fellow helping professionals by way of communities of practice, case consultation and facilitating workshops relating to neurodevelopment, responsive relationships and resilience. 

Meghan received her master’s degree in social work in 2009 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from the same institution in 2006. 

About our Offerings:

WAFCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6778. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Visit the WAFCA-CE registration page for more information on fees and policies. 

Wisconsin Association of Family & Children's Agencies (WAFCA)
PO Box 14663
Madison, WI 53708 (608) 257-5939 


Contact: [email protected]