Download this free digital guide that covers important topics like the different ways kids might respond to trauma, how to adopt a trauma-informed parenting approach, and the impact on parents and caregivers. 

Chances are, you or someone you know has experienced trauma. Almost two-thirds of Canadians report that they’ve experienced a potentially traumatic event. All adopted and foster children have experienced at least one potentially traumatic event: the removal from, or loss of, their first family. Many have experienced other traumas, too. That’s why it’s essential for all caregivers to understand trauma, its impacts on children, and the behaviours it can cause. This knowledge will empower you to respond to the child or youth with sensitivity and respect.

As your child’s caregiver, you play a significant role in their healing journey. You can help them work through their trauma and grow into a happy, healthy adult. How? Through persistent love and patience and by teaching them healthy ways to self regulate, express themselves, and cope with challenges.