Ms. Tudor will share her expertise around the topic of “Identity Development in Early Adolescence, or Becoming You in the Tortuous Temperamental Middle School Years”. Hosted by the Billings Parent Association, this Parent Education Night is free and open to the public.
Ms. Tudor will provide a brief explanation of how we form our sense of self, and the risk factors and strength practices that can affect a child’s emotionally healthy identity development. She will also discuss the unique developmental challenges and emotional tasks required of children from multicultural, multiethnic, and minority households. Children, from majority or minority families, who are in the gender identity minority, must master tasks of individuation and autonomy, differently, in order to develop a healthy sense of self.
Darcia Tudor was a trial attorney for twenty years before she changed her practice emphasis to collaborative conflict resolution and helping families heal from unexpected or undesired life transitions, manage and regulate emotions, and reduce family conflict, she works with children, and adolescents suffering from adjustment and mood disorders, emotional deregulation, impulsive behaviors, and assist in development of functional family systems, identity development, and healthy self esteem in children and adolescents.
The mother of four adolescent girls, and a parent of an adopted child, Ms. Tudor has weathered the storms of every developmental stage. She enjoys most sharing the life lesson’s she has experienced along the way in humor and humility. She is a frequent lecturer at seminars, and workshops on topics such as, enhancing the resiliency of children and families through education, collaboration, and the reduction of conflict; raising professional awareness of the importance of cultural competence in our global world; and psycho ‒legal subjects involving incapacity, alienation of affection, and how to co-parent after divorce, legal separation, or the end of a domestic partnership.