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Meet the Artists: Reception for Adult Day Health Art Exhibit

Wednesday, February 25, 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wilder Center

 Join us for a reception celebrating the artwork of participants at Wilder’s Adult Day Health program. The exhibit features the work of older adults who participate in the “In A New Voice” weekly art classes held at Wilder's Center for Aging. The classes are part of arts-centered programming for older adults who live with differing stages of cognitive and physical abilities.
The reception is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A presentation is planned for 12:30 p.m., followed by musician Charlie Maguire, who works with participants in the popular Learn-Show-Go series.

Attachment and Trauma Training Program 2014–2015 Series: Resilience and Trauma in Community Mental Health

Friday, April 10, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Mastering the Details of Blending Attachment and Trauma Treatment in Community Mental Health

Plenty of training for therapists today cover what is trauma but few move into the “nitty-gritty” of writing treatment plans for youth and families with attachment disruptions and complex trauma that directly address client hypervigilance to threat or change so clients can risk trauma integration and skill building, bit by bit. This extremely practical day-long workshop will offer ways to write plans that incorporate DSM 5 language around trauma through demonstration and practice. Specific interventions that target complex and developmental trauma will be demonstrated and practiced in small groups. Participants will leave with a step-by-step map of how to deliver key components of trauma focused treatment to some of our most challenging situations in community mental health. CEUs: 5.5
To register or for more information, please download our brochure here.

Cathy Wurzer and Bruce H. Kramer discuss “We Know How This Ends”

Sunday, April 26, 4 p.m., Common Good Books, 38 Snelling Avenue South, Saint Paul

The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is co-sponsoring a discussion between Cathy Wurzer (left) and Bruce H. Kramer, an educator who collaborated with Wurzer in a series of remarkable broadcast conversations and now a book about his life with ALS.
Wurzer and Kramer will discuss the new book, “We Know How This Ends: Living while Dying,” at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 at Common Good Books, (38 Snelling Avenue South, Saint Paul; (651) 225-8989; www.commongoodbooks.com).
After the diagnosis, Kramer recognized that if he wanted a meaningful life, he must embrace his imminent death. At the time of Kramer’s diagnosis, Wurzer was struggling with her own losses, including her father’s increasing dementia. Wurzer and Kramer collaborated in a series of remarkable broadcast conversations and now the book.
Click here to read the full news release from Common Good Books.


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