March 24, 2016

The Art of Kid Whispering at the 2017 Black Hills Seminars

Eventbrite - CF Learning Black Hills Seminars, July 2017

Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City, South Dakota
Wednesday & Thursday, July 26-27, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Children’s challenging and troubling behaviors are frequently the focus of interventions rather than recognizing them as externalizations of inner pain and distress. Beyond surface management lie the keys to understanding, reaching, and teaching young people who desperately need the guiding light that a well-trained, caring adult can provide. The Art of Kid Whispering is the pathway to discovering the inside kid. Learning and practicing listening and decoding skills are essential to understanding the private logic and goals that underlie a young person’s difficult or self-defeating behavior.

Participants in this 2-day training will examine the impact of trauma and disappointment on our youth. Defiant youth outwit adults with strategies of fight, flight, and fool. The presenters will describe how to understand the private logic of adult-wary youth, thus helping participants to decode their troubling behavior and begin replacing hostile, resistant encounters with respectful alliances.

Trainers: J.C. Chambers & Mark Freado

Daily Schedule: 8:30am-4:30pm

Workshop Site and Accommodations:
Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, 505 N. 5th Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
605-348-4000; Website:; Room Rate: $143 – $173 + tax
CF7; Deadline for hotel rate: June 22, 2017

Registration Fees: Includes 2-day workshop, training materials, and lunches


Standard Rate: $395 per person

Group Discount Rate:
$375 per person (for groups of 4 or more; must be submitted together & pre-paid)

Early Bird Discount Rate: $385 per person (payment must be received by June 1, 2017)

Note: Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for all events. Purchase Orders are accepted but not considered pre-payment. Registrations will be accepted based on space availability.

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Eventbrite - CF Learning Black Hills Seminars, July 2017

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Optional Graduate credit in psychology or special education is available through Augustana University. Registration forms will be available at the conference, and the course syllabus can be accessed online. Payment for college credit is made onsite at the conference (please do not include with your conference registration). A syllabus is available here.


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