The Need for Trauma-Informed Care
According to a study by the National Survey of Children’s Health, nearly half of all kids in the United States have experienced one or more traumatic events. As a result, parents and caregivers alike need to utilize new strategies to provide comprehensive care in ways that build trust, facilitate connection, and allow children to thrive.
This 90-minute course is designed to equip extended family members, friends, and respite care providers to engage well and meet the needs of foster and adopted kids. The following videos and content cover basic physiologic and behavioral responses to trauma, some insights into foster care and adoption, and simple but effective ways to help this population feel safe and succeed.