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Friday, April 21
 

1:30pm

1:30pm

First Time Attendee: Parents and Kids Orientation
Speakers
CD

Chaille DeFaria CPCC

Chaille DeFaria, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, CPCC | TLC Board of Directors Member | | As a hair puller since the age of 15 and now in remission, I know the shame and suffering that often attached to this disorder. I found relief and freedom once I started talking.  | | Your child is not sick, they do not have a disease, and they are definitely not alone. There is a community of trust and support waiting for... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Landmark 1 & 2

2:45pm

Parents of Skin Pickers: Let’s talk about Perfektionsim
An interactive, honest, and hands-on workshop, showcasing my personal skin picking management logs and how they can be useful to your children and how they can apply them in daily life. We'll be discussing the importance of practice and how it’s OK “if practice doesn’t make perfect’, and encouraging parents to embrace imperfection in their children.

Speakers
LM

Lauren McKeaney

As a compulsive skin picker for over 2 decades, Lauren started the nonprofit Picking Me Foundation in 2016 to advocate the mental illness that not only shaped and scarred her skin but many of her life experiences. Now she has developed a community of dermatillomania sufferers and supporters, offering management techniques through her Fiddle Packs full of fidget toys to promote finger energy off the body, Acceptance Tolerance through understanding that practice... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Majestic H

2:45pm

For Mothers with Daughters: Help & Hope for Hair Pulling
This workshop will be an open forum for parents who are struggling with a new or recent diagnosis of hair pulling disorder, moderated by a mother who will share her own experience learning to cope successfully with her daughter's challenging issues. Discussion will include the various emotions we feel, the control we attempt to exert, the various therapies we may try, and, finally, acceptance and the concept of "recovery".

Speakers
JA

Jacki Abrams MD

Jacki Abrams is a retired physician whose daughter began pulling at age 12. As a medical doctor, she struggled with how to "heal" her daughter and cope with a chronic illness for which there was no cure and one that would surely impact family relationships. Through the support of... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Landmark 1 & 2

8:15pm

Partnering with your child to gain peer support
Jennifer and her daughter, Samantha, will lead a discussion on gaining peer support on being open and advocating about Trich. Samantha will share her experience with Trich, how she went about being open with it in her school, as well as techniques that have helped her come to a place of acceptance with the trich. Jennifer will also share a little of her journey as a recovering hair puller and how she has learned to best support Samantha and advocate for her at school, as well as how coming to a place of acceptance has healed our strained relationship.

Speakers
JC

Jennifer Cook

Jennifer Cook is a Mom to three kids. Two of which have BFRB's. She has been on the journey of recovery herself for over 30 years. Even though she still pulls the occasional hair or twenty, she has come to find out, even though Trich is still ever present in her life, that one ca... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Landmark 1 & 2
 
Saturday, April 22
 

9:45am

What About Me? Parenting a Child with a BFRB (part 1)
This two-part workshop will be a discussion, parent-to-parent, about the journey to getting to a point of acceptance and appreciation, using the framework of the stages of grief and loss.

Part I will provide an opportunity for discussion of the stages of grief and loss and how they may apply to the parent of a child with a BFRB.

Speakers
SS

Stacy Straus

A parent of child with trichotillomania for about 6 years, Stacy is not formally educated on BFRBs, but has searched high and low for the answers and the cure for this disorder that has been part of her home for many years. Finally, she has come to a place of acceptance and even... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Landmark 1 & 2

11:15am

Support Workshop for Parents
This workshop will give you as a parent and your loved ones an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what your child may or may not be experiencing living with bfrb's. It will also be an opportunity to better understand a parent or loved one's own pain and struggle. Reframing your perspective on your child's behavior can have a positive impact on your relationship with them and their outlook. We will look at the close relationship between fixing and supporting the disorder and will share tools and ideas that will help both you and your child move forward together. This will be a Q&A forum.

Speakers
CD

Chaille DeFaria CPCC

Chaille DeFaria, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, CPCC | TLC Board of Directors Member | | As a hair puller since the age of 15 and now in remission, I know the shame and suffering that often attached to this disorder. I found relief and freedom once I started talking.  | | Your child is not sick, they do not have a disease, and they are definitely not alone. There is a community of trust and support waiting for... Read More →
CR

Calla Rasmussen

Calla started pulling out her hair at age eight. A natural at BFRB awareness advocacy from the start, she never felt like she needed to hide her disorder, but wanted to educate people who asked her about it. She owes that strength and confidence to her supportive parents, friends... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Landmark 1 & 2

1:45pm

Support Group for Dads
Support Group/Open Discussion

Speakers
JA

Jacki Abrams MD

Jacki Abrams is a retired physician whose daughter began pulling at age 12. As a medical doctor, she struggled with how to "heal" her daughter and cope with a chronic illness for which there was no cure and one that would surely impact family relationships. Through the support of... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Majestic H

1:45pm

Parent/Child discussion group. Topic: Open Communication
This discussion group is led by 11 year old trichster Juliette and her mother, Elizabeth. In a safe, supportive environment children and their parents can discuss the challenges and benefits of open communication when it comes to bfrbs. Together, we will create a list of possible "next steps" toward improving communication and connection between children and parents.

Speakers
ES

Elizabeth Sanchez

I am the lucky parent of 10 year old trichster, Juliette. I had the honor of hosting two parents discussion groups at last year's conference in Dallas. Jule and I have given presentations at her school and a local health fair as well. Our philosophy is that Trich is a journey and... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Landmark 1 & 2

3:15pm

Manipulating the Maze of Special Education and 504's in the School Setting for Children with BFRB's
Having a child with a BRFB is one of the hardest things a parent can experience. This workshop will assist participants in understanding and navigating through the educational process for children with BFRB's.
Specific objectives that will be covered in this session are as follows:
- To describe the unique perspective of being both a parent of a child with a BFRB and also the Director of Special Education in a school district.
- To explain the different options for educational support in a school setting for children with BFRB's.
- To compare the special education and 504 process, specifically related to BFRB's.
- To discuss the legal obligations of meeting each child's unique educational needs specific to BFRB's.

Speakers
JM

Jessica M McClung

Jessica McClung is a parent to three very different and unique children, one of whom has trichotillomania. She is from Salem Virginia and is also the Director of Special Education in Roanoke County Public Schools which gives her a unique perspective in dealing with body focused repetitive behaviors. Jessica earned her... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Majestic G

3:15pm

What About Me? Parenting a Child with a BFRB (part 2)
In Part II of this two-part workshop will be a discussion, parent-to-parent, about the journey to getting to a point of acceptance and appreciation, using the framework of the stages of grief and loss. One of the biggest obstacles to achieving this is guilt and feelings of needing to be in control. In this session we will work toward self-forgiveness and setting goals for the future.

Speakers
SS

Stacy Straus

A parent of child with trichotillomania for about 6 years, Stacy is not formally educated on BFRBs, but has searched high and low for the answers and the cure for this disorder that has been part of her home for many years. Finally, she has come to a place of acceptance and even... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Landmark 1 & 2

7:45pm

Parents Discussion Group: Acceptance
What does "acceptance" look like? What does it feel like? How do I get there? Is it just giving up? How can I help my child find acceptance? Parents will discuss the topic, share their stories, and ask each other questions. Together, we will create a list of possible "next steps" on the journey toward acceptance. Professionals have a lot to offer but sometimes the best resource is another parent who knows what you are going through.

Speakers
ES

Elizabeth Sanchez

I am the lucky parent of 10 year old trichster, Juliette. I had the honor of hosting two parents discussion groups at last year's conference in Dallas. Jule and I have given presentations at her school and a local health fair as well. Our philosophy is that Trich is a journey and... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Landmark 1 & 2

7:45pm

Picking and Pulling from the Inside Out: Panel
Many parents and family members feel overwhelmed by their loved one’s behavior, finding it hard to understand both the underlying drivers and the physical experience of pulling or picking. This workshop will provide parents, partners and other support persons an opportunity to ask a wide range of questions about things that were helpful -and harmful - growing up as a child/adolescent with these problems and learn how best to support their loved one working to recover from these behaviors.

Speakers
CD

Chaille DeFaria CPCC

Chaille DeFaria, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, CPCC | TLC Board of Directors Member | | As a hair puller since the age of 15 and now in remission, I know the shame and suffering that often attached to this disorder. I found relief and freedom once I started talking.  | | Your child is not sick, they do not have a disease, and they are definitely not alone. There is a community of trust and support waiting for... Read More →
MF

Mackensie Freeman

Mackensie Freeman is 18 years old and is a senior in high school. She is from Atlanta, Georgia. She has had trichotillomania since she was ten years old and currently pulls from her head and eyebrows. She has been involved with TLC since 2011, when she attended her first TLC conf... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Majestic C
 
Sunday, April 23
 

8:30am

Parents Closing Roundtable
This group will aim to help you sum up and make sense of what you have experienced at this conference. It will do this by assisting you to clarify the strategies that you have learned and by discussing how to use what you have learned when facing things on your own. This session will continue into the next timeslot to allow for as many questions as possible!

Speakers
FP

Fred Penzel PhD

Dr. Fred Penzel is a licensed psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of | BFRBs and OCD since 1982. He is the executive director of Western Suffolk | Psychological Services in Huntington, Long Island, New York, a private treatment group specializing in body-focused behaviors and O-C related problems, and is a founding member of the science advisory boards of both the TLC Foundation for BFRBs and the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation. Dr. Penzel is the author of... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Majestic G & H

8:30am

BFRBs and School: For Parents and Students
A session for parents and their children with BFRBs to ask questions, share stories, and get advice on dealing with BFRBs in school, including getting accommodations (IEP, 504 Plan, etc.), discussing BFRBs with teachers and peers, and dealing with difficulties that can arise.

Speakers
RM

Rebecca Miller

Rebecca is currently a freshman at American University, and has a strong interest in law and psychology. She was first diagnosed with Trichotillomania in third grade. She first became involved with theTLC Foundation for BFRBs in 2012, when she attended her first conference in Chi... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Majestic F

9:45am

Parents Closing Roundtable (continued)
This group will aim to help you sum up and make sense of what you have experienced at this conference. It will do this by assisting you to clarify the strategies that you have learned and by discussing how to use what you have learned when facing things on your own.

Speakers
FP

Fred Penzel PhD

Dr. Fred Penzel is a licensed psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of | BFRBs and OCD since 1982. He is the executive director of Western Suffolk | Psychological Services in Huntington, Long Island, New York, a private treatment group specializing in body-focused behaviors and O-C related problems, and is a founding member of the science advisory boards of both the TLC Foundation for BFRBs and the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation. Dr. Penzel is the author of... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Majestic G & H