Attachment: What Foster and Adoptive Parents Need to Know

Attachment issues can creep into the healthiest of settings and are probably the least understood and most frustrating issues affecting foster and adoptive parents.

Bears hugging

When love and generosity are met with suspicion, lies, theft, hoarding, and aggression, even the most capable caregiver becomes confused, overwhelmed, and frustrated.

Is it typical? Is this something I should be concerned about? Why doesn’t anything seem to be working? To answer these and the myriad other questions facing families dealing with attachment issues, one must first understand attachment.

Renee Genin will draw on her own experiences as a parent, foster parent, and therapist to help you better understand attachment and the implications of attachment impairments on children and their caregivers. She will then provide tools and techniques to help you effectively re-parent your child, maintain your sanity, and regain control of your household.

About the Trainer
Renee Genin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and child advocate in private practice in the Greater Milwaukee area. Over the past 12 years, she has treated hundreds of children and families struggling with attachment disorders, taken in foster children of her own, and provided workshops and presentations for parents, educators, and other professionals. She also provides bonding assessments and expert witness testimony for Children’s Court in both Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.

$60/agency group

The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
6682 W. Greenfield Avenue, Suite 310
Milwaukee, WI 53214

Or attend via webinar

Register online, email to, or call 414-475-1246.


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