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Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

MOVING ONLINE! This 8-week course that provides support and helpful tips and tools for parents who are raising children who are in, or have been in, the child welfare system or institutional care.

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Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

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May 04, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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About the Event

***This group has been moved online.  We've changed the day and time to try to accomodate the new "normal" for families.  If you expressed interest but the Monday afternoon time slot doesn't work for you, we completely understand!***

Children and youth who cannot remain safely at home with their birth families are often placed in orphanages, homes of relatives, licensed foster parents or adopted.  Many of these children have lived through traumatic experiences that affect their behaviors, feelings and attitudes.  A child's history can make taking care of them on a day-to-day basis challenging and sometimes stressful.  Once a resource parent understands why a child behaves the way he or she does, it can be easier to provide the support and care a child who has suffered from trauma needs. 

This course will be facilitated by Executive Director, Erin Nasmyth, LCSW. child therapist, Kandace Andrews, LCSWA, and Katie Pendergrast, LCSW, who is a former ASA board member and an adoptive parent.   The group will meet two hours each week for 8 weeks.   Over the 8 weeks, Erin will be participating in supervision with professionals at Duke University to ensure that participants are receiving the best training experience possible.  

Weekly modules include Trauma 101, Understanding Trauma's Effects, Building a Safe Place, Dealing with Feelings and Behaviors, Connections and Healing, Becoming an Advocate and Taking Care of Yourself.  

This workshop (also known as Resource Parent Curriculum or RPC) was designed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and is packed full of information that has been gathered from all types of families and professionals who have worked and lived with children associated with the DSS system.  


  • Children with Trauma (RPC)

    One ticket only is needed for a family. No need for a ticket for you and your spouse! Just one ticket per computer/household. We are asking a suggested rate of $200 for this 8 week course. However, we know that finances are tight for many. So, if $200 keeps you from participating, please pay what you are able and what seems reasonable for your family at this time.

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