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 in Social Work and is a PhD candidate in Child and Youth Care.

Audience: Prospective and current adoptive parents.

Fee: $95 per person. Joining the waitlist is free.

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

Cancellation Policy

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