Friday September 22, 2017

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Registration Fee:
$55 - Event

$85 - Event + Board of Behavioral Sciences 5 Contact Hours.  (This only applies to Therapists and Social Workers)

Morning Coffee and Lunch Provided 


San Luis Coastal Adult School, Room H1

1500 LIzzie St. San Luis Obispo, 93401

Driving Directions 

This training is provided in partnership with:




Center for Family Strengthening
Gwendolyn Garcia

Generational Patterns of Parenting

The impact of trauma
on caregiver/child relationships and a

Parenting is never easy. As professionals working with parents/caregivers it is important to understand some of the challenges present in generational patterns of parenting. These challenges include:

  • The transmission of trauma from one generation to another
  • Adult Attachment challenges
  • The lifecycle of parenting
  • The importance of addressing survival needs and immediate crisis before addressing sensitive, underlying trauma and unexplored issues

Through building healthy communication habits, modeling characteristics of self-aware adults, and providing concrete tools and strategies, you can build confidence for restore hope for parents/caregivers.

Training participants will:

1. Learn about the Adult Attachment Interview

2. View parenting struggles through an intergenerational attachment lens

3. Through new insight generate optimism for providing guidance for parents/caregivers who struggle with trauma and attachment issues from their childhood

4. Understand the benefits of finding mentors who help to fill in childhood gaps, and the importance of positive peer influences in setting new patterns 

4. Learn tools and strategies to help parents/caregivers experience healthy connections

This training is appropriate for professionals working with parents and caregivers of children of any age. Including: parent educators, family advocates, social workers, therapists and counselors, teachers, childcare providers and healthcare providers. 

Attendees from outside San Luis Obispo County are welcome!

Date:  Friday September 22, 2017

Time: 9am - 4pm

Location: San Luis Coastal Adult School, Room J2 1500 Lizzie St. San Luis Obispo

Cost: $55/attendee. Includes morning coffee and lunch.
$85/attendee. Includes morning coffee, lunch, and CEU certificate with 5 contact          hours.

Registration deadline: September 9th, 2017

Payment is due: At the time of registration or no later then September 9th, 2017.

Seating is limited for this training. Preregistration is required.
Board of Behavioral Sciences CEU's with 5 Contact Hours. These CEU's are for 
Social Workers & Therapists.  

Register Now!       No refunds on registration fees. Subsitutions are welcome.

Training instructor: Ron Huxley, LMFT

Ron Huxley, LMFT is a noted child and family therapist, speaker and blogger who helps families in need of hope and restoration in his San Luis Obispo County. 

Ron has worked in several systems of care, including community-based mental health, child therapy clinics, wraparound, County mental health, private psychotherapy practice, and faith-based counseling/coaching services. He has certifications in various clinical evidence-based and promising practices: EMDR, Incredible Years, Family Wellness, Love & Logic, S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting), TheraPlay, Love After Marriage, and Developmental Dyadic Psychotherapy (attachment-focused family therapy).

Ron’s areas of expertise includes attachment, adoption/permanency, trauma-informed care, parenting, and nontraditional family therapies.

Ron is the author of the book: Love and Limits: Achieving a Balance in Parenting.  Also, Ron has appeared on the Lezza Gibbons Show, BBC World Radio, LA Talk Radio, Parents Tool Talk Radio, and many local cable programs. Learn more at