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Course Description:  
Due to a surge in substance misuse, poverty, and parental incarceration, instances of child maltreatment are escalating. Consequently, more children and youth are coming under the purview of CPS agencies nationwide, presenting increasingly challenging behavioral issues. The combination of these heightened behavioral challenges and broader societal stressors has resulted in the highest turnover rates among foster parents in the history of child welfare. Shockingly, over half of foster parents resign within their first year of service. 

Numerous studies suggest that burnout and compassion fatigue, often exacerbated by a child’s challenging behaviors, are significant contributors to foster parent resignations.

Trauma-Informed Discipline:  A 360 Approach is here to help.  This training system aims to provide participants with an understanding of trauma and its enduring effects on children and youth. Additionally, it offers an experiential and evidence-based behavior management approach designed to enhance a child's sense of safety, belonging, and overall well-being.

Participants will leave this training with an individualized, trauma-informed behavior management plan that is both proactive and reactive. This adaptive plan addresses the unique needs of each child, promoting healthy child development.  This approach not only provides foster parents with essential support, reducing burnout and compassion fatigue, but also cultivates positive outcomes for the well-being and development of the children they nurture. 

Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of both foster parents and the children who depend on them.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize trauma and identify its lasting effects on children and youth.

  • Demonstrate the use of a behavior management approach that increases a child’s felt sense of safety, belonging and well-being. 

  • Develop an individualized, trauma-informed plan of behavior management that is proactive, reactive and adaptive for each child that promotes healthy child development.

Target Audience:

Caregivers, Staff, Leadership, CASA Volunteers 

Trauma-Informed Discipline: A 360 Approach ™ is fully customizable to meet the specific needs of your organization.  From a 2-hour virtual session to a 3-day in-person experience, this curriculum is offered in a variety of methods and modalities to meet your organizational needs.

Allow us to develop a solution that works for your organization:

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