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Parenting The Trauma-Exposed Youth

About the Course

This workshop is specifically designed for foster parents who are caring for trauma-exposed youth. It aims to provide foster parents with a deep understanding of trauma and its lasting effects, equipping them with the knowledge and tools needed to create a trauma-sensitive home environment that supports the healing and growth of young individuals. Through interactive discussions, real-life case studies, and practical examples, foster parents will learn strategies for building resilience, promoting emotional well-being, and fostering a safe and nurturing space for trauma-exposed youth to thrive.

Learning Objectives

1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of trauma and its impact on the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive development of youth, empowering foster parents to recognize and respond appropriately to the signs and symptoms of trauma exposure.

2. Gain practical strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive home environment, including building trust, establishing routines, setting boundaries, and promoting self-regulation techniques that support the healing process for trauma-exposed youth.

3. Enhance the ability to provide trauma-informed care and support, promoting the development of resilience, self-esteem, and positive coping mechanisms within the foster home.

4. Foster parents will learn how to effectively communicate with trauma-exposed youth, provide trauma-specific interventions, and work collaboratively with professionals to ensure the child's overall well-being and healing journey.

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