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Event location:
September 19th, 2023 7:00 PM to October 3rd, 2023 9:00 PM
Parenting kids with trauma can be tough at any stage of their development. This online workshop is designed to provide tips and tools for trauma-informed parenting and to help parents understand the relationship between trauma and adoption.

Parents will learn about the different types of trauma, how they manifest in the developing child and strategies for parenting with a trauma-informed approach.

Format: This course is composed of three 2 hour online workshops.

Workshop outline:

Session 1 - Trauma and the adopted child

  1. Understanding trauma
  2. Children in care
  3. Child/adolescent development
  4. Attachment
  5. Trauma storms

Session 2 - Core principles of trauma-informed parenting

  1. Safety
  2. Relationships
  3. Communication

Session 3 - Healing and self-care

  1. Non-trauma moments
  2. Scale of healing
  3. Environments of healing
  4. Self-care

Activities: Presented in an online multi-media format, activities include: live online presentations, group discussions, reading articles, watching videos, breakout rooms

This workshop uses the Zoom online meeting platform. Please check your computers/devices compatibility here

Facilitator: This workshop is taught by an instructor with over 16 years in the permanency field. She holds her Master's in Social Work and is a Ph.D. candidate in Child and Youth Care.

Audience: Prospective and current adoptive parents.

Dates:  Tuesdays, Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Fee: $95 per person.

Login info: Workshop login information will be provided to you one day prior to each workshop session.

Contact: Registrar 604-320-7330 ext.187 or

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**Please note that we require a minimum of 12 participants to run the workshop.

September 19th, 2023 7:00 PM to October 3rd, 2023 9:00 PM