Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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Many children in foster or kinship care have a history of exposure to trauma. Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents (RPC) is an 8 module, 12 hour focused topic training which includes nine case studies of representative foster children from the ages of eight months to 15 years, as well as cases of secondary traumatic stress in parents.
Many children in the foster care system have lived through traumatic experiences.  Understanding how trauma affects children can help you make sense of your child’s sometimes baffling behavior, feelings and attitudes.  Once you understand why your child behaves the way he or she does, you’ll be better prepared to help him or her cope with the effects of trauma.  In this workshop, you’ll improve your ability to communicate with your child, learn skills and techniques to influence your child’s behavior and attitudes, and learn ways to reduce the stress of parenting a traumatized child.  The goal of this workshop is to make you a more effective resource parent, and to enable you to have more of the positive experiences that make being a resource parent so worthwhile.

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Audience Description

Caregivers, licensed, unlicensed, relative and fictive kin

Dates and Locations

October 1, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
October 2, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Penny Michel, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Seattle, Alliance Training Center 4045 Delridge Way SW STE 200 Seattle WA 98106 Map

This a 12 hour class.   You must complete both days to receive a certificate.

No children please.  There are no childcare facilities available.   Feel free to bring food and drink to class. Only1/2 hour Lunch break.

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Penny Michel, at or call 360.402.4040

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  
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