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Child trauma expert Arthur Becker-Weidman, director of the Center for Family Development, will offer a presentation on attachment-facilitating parenting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Sturtz Theater at Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St.

The free presentation is sponsored by the Children’s Home of Jefferson County, the Watertown Daily Times, Samaritan Medical Center and Jefferson County Community Services and is open to the public.

Mr. Becker-Weidman, an adoptive parent of a 14-year-old boy from China, will talk about the principles of therapeutic parenting to help heal hurt children.

According to a released statement, his work includes evaluation and treatment of adopted and foster children and their families.

Seating for the presentation is limited. Interested attendees may call Sherry Ruoff at 788-7430, ext. 3014, and leave a message.

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