Speaking Engagements

Would You Like Kim Seidel To Speak At Your Event? Kim Seidel is a highly sought-after speaker and facilitator. Her deep understanding of adoption and foster care enables her to bridge gaps and promote relationship building between caregivers and the children in their care.

Click here to contact Kim today to book her for your organization.

 

Speaking Topics

Kim can speak to your group about any of the following topics:

  • The Adoptive Child’s Traumatic Past
  • Family Harmony
  • Service Planning

Presentations

#1 Introduction to The Great Behavior Breakdown (GBB) Program by B. Bryan Post.

This presentation is designed to support adoptive/foster parents who are experiencing severe behaviors including such actions as; lying, gorging, defiance, stealing, self-mutilation, sexual acting out, aggression, transition issues (bed and bath time).  These behaviors can often lead to disrupted adoptions and numerous foster placements.  Children with these trying behaviors are often diagnosed with severe mental health disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Bi- Polar Disorder, and Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

The GBB Program, gives parents/caregiver’s the opportunity to build their relationship with their child, specifically focusing on the child as a whole rather than his/her behavior. Participants will leave knowing how to build emotional connection, trust and ultimately forming a healthy, loving and secure attachment that is experienced by both the parent and the child.

 

#2 Looking For A 1000 Miracles!

Is a parent training based on the idea that all foster/kinship/adoptive parents need to be celebrated and reminded of all the wonderful and good things that they bring to their children each and every day!

This presentation is designed to support and empower adoptive/foster parents to recognize the power that they have to influence their home in a positive way!  There are examples and strategies given to change the direction of any given situation instantly!  Participants are welcome to bring specific and challenging events that they have already faced, or are preparing to face, for role playing and gaining immediate support!

Parents will leave feeling energized, excited to continue their work!  They will gain insight into their own story and how their truth impacts their parenting today.  The feeling of hope and encouragement will create new energy and a strong desire to make positive change within each of their homes!

 

#3 Become Your Child’s EXPERT!!

This program focuses on empowering foster/kinship/adoptive parents to recognize that they can and do serve as their child’s expert!  They are shown how they alone have insights and experiences unique to their children’s experience that could never be captured in a 50 minute counseling session once a week!  Parents are led through a training to help build their confidence and voice so that they may represent and educate other’s on caring for their child(ren).

Participants will learn how to link with their extended family, school and others who are a daily or weekly part of their child’s life experience.  Creating a supportive team that is able to understand and give voice to an attachment challenged child’s needs and best ways to support them in their healing process.

 

#4 Caring for Our Adopted/Foster Children by Learning to Appreciate Our Own Stories!

This training is focused on helping foster/kinship/adoptive parents to recognize how their own personal story directly affects their ability to successfully parent their foster/adopted/biological child.  This program explores the significance of the “Generational Story” and empowers parents to successfully change what they can while applying what was good for them as they grew up.

This program challenges us as parents to look into our own hearts and minds so that we can better understand ourselves in order to be the parents we wish we could have had!

Participants will leave with several “Aha” moments to celebrate and have immediate skills to apply as they heal themselves and their children in a compassionate and loving way!