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Grounding & Connection: Creating a Sense of Safety for Foster & Adoptive Youth

May 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


When kids feel safe, they can show up as their better selves. We will consider physical, emotional, and social safety as we navigate what that might look like for children. We as parents and professionals can foster routines to help ground young people we care for and work with to help them feel connected with themselves, others, and their environment. Mya will offer ideas and approaches to help foster and adoptive kids embody a sense of security and safety. Mya is an inter-cultural adoptee and an Occupational Therapist who supports young clients and adoptive families in her Nature OT practice on California’s Central Coast.

Mya feels incredibly fortunate to be able to combine her love for nature with her almost 20-years clinical experience as a bilingual (Spanish) occupational therapist to create her own Nature OT practice that boosts kids’ physical and mental health. That means she skill-builds with toddlers to teens while exploring in nature in the Central Coast of CA. She supports neurodivergent kids (with ADHD, Autism, Sensory difficulties, and anxiety) and kids that have experienced trauma and adoption. She believes in helping every child discover their own superpowers and feel more confident and grounded to live with greater joy and ease. Partnering with families to offer strategies and creative problem-solving solutions for their children is also essential to the deep impact she has with her young clients and families. When she’s not working, she loves to move – working out at CrossFit classes or getting outdoors walking with her sweet shih-tzu pup, her teen sons, husband, and friends along any body of water and among trees


May 14
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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All Regions
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Kinship/Foster/Adoptive Parents, Professionals
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