RPC Trauma Training: Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2; 6-9 pm
14 Hours Training Credit
Parenting children who have experienced trauma is different than parenting typically developing children. Children who have experienced the trauma of abuse, neglect, and the loss of their family of origin bring unique challenges to the parenting experience. This training is designed for resource parents to learn more about the issues unique to parenting children who have lived through traumatic experiences.
The training is co-facilitated by an experienced foster/adoptive parent and a social worker, both with skills, knowledge, and insight directly related to navigating traumatic stress reactions and other responses to trauma. This curriculum is designed to empower families to examine their strengths, capacity for growth, and need for self-care while presenting issues such as behaviors that may be baffling, understanding the impact of trauma on the brain and development, building a safe space for healing, and advocacy. Families will engage in discussion, groups, and individual activities specific to a child they know. Participants will receive a training guide and resources beyond the training class.