Events Featured in the Review February 19, 2017

Parent training in Lakeville on raising a child with reactive attachment disorder

A child or teen with reactive attachment disorder (RAD) has a specific kind of post-traumatic stress disorder — a terror of vulnerability following severe attachment disruptions in the first years of life, which challenge current family relationships. 

Learn the patterns of behavior children with RAD use to get survival needs met. Participants will also have an opportunity to obtain parenting ideas to build "felt security," a key ingredient for trauma healing for both child and parent. 

This class is for family members, not professionals or educators, and is sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The free class will be held in Lakeville on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Crystal Lake Education Center, 16250 Ipava Ave. 

Teaching the class will be Krista Nelson, project coordinator for the Wilder Foundation Center for Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder. 

To register or get information, contact NAMI at 651-645-2948 or go to


Eagan Support Group for Families

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota sponsors free support groups for families and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. 

Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences.  

A family support group meets at 7 p.m., on the fourth Monday of the month at Advent United Methodist Church, 3945 Lexington Ave. S., in Eagan.  

For more information, call Connie at 952-432-9278.


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