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Sat, Mar 05


Marion Diehl Recreation Center

Clinician Class - Caring for Children Who Experience Trauma

Join us to understand why your child behaves the way he or she does, so you’ll be better prepared to help him or her cope with the effects of trauma.

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Clinician Class - Caring for Children Who Experience Trauma
Clinician Class - Caring for Children Who Experience Trauma

Time & Location

Mar 05, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Marion Diehl Recreation Center, 2219 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210, USA

About the Event

Adoption Support Alliance clinician classes are an opportunity for community members to learn from adoption-competent clinicians in the Charlotte area.  The content of these classes will focus on a therapeutic approach or model often used in therapy to help adoptive families.  Participants in our Clinician Classes will leave with practical tools and skills that can be implemented right away in order to enhance their family’s functioning and will have a better understanding of the clinical services available to them in Charlotte.

On Saturday, March 5th, we will kick off our Clinician Class series with Kandace Andrews, LCMHC at the Marion Diehl Recreation Center (Multipurpose Rooms A & B).  Utilizing a curriculum from the Caring for Children Who Experience Trauma Workshop, Kandace will highlight some of the most helpful tools for parents who are caring for children who have experienced trauma from the RPC model.  The class will also include a discussion on the importance of self-care for all adoptive parents to avoid burnout and compassion fatigue so that you can be the best resource parent possible.   

A “resource parent” is anyone who cares for a child that is not biologically related to them.  The RPC curriculum was developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to provide 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.   RPC is typically a 16-hour  program and is currently being recommended for all foster and adoptive families working with Mecklenburg County DSS.  We are grateful to Kandace that she will be curating this information into a 2-hour session just for our community to highlight some of the key features of the RPC curriculum.

We are hopeful that the lessons from RPC will help put some pieces in place in order for you and your family to thrive.

  • Date: March 5th, 2022 from 10 AM - 12 PM
  • Location: Marion Diehl Recreation Center Multipurpose Room A & B 
  • Attendance will be capped at 50, however, we will have the option to attend virtually via Zoom as well.
  • Price: $25 per class or $80 for a four class annual package
  • Registration closed by February 28th


  • Individual Class Ticket

    This ticket is per household (e.g. both parents can come) and will register you for the event only on May 7th.

  • 2022 Counselor Class Bundle

    Pre-purchase tickets for all 4 events in our Counselor Class for 2022 and receive a $20 discount.




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