NFAPA Virtual In-Service Training: GPS for Kids on the Trauma Highway: How to Help them Navigate the World
Mark your calendars for this virtual training.
GPS for Kids on the Trauma Highway: How to Help them Navigate the World
September 23, 2023
The world is only beginning to grasp the impact trauma has on children and we all know that the process of helping children heal can be slow, frustrating and grossly misunderstood. Our children are assumed to be “bad” kids and the parents are judged as well. Parents hear advise like “this child needs some discipline” or “have you tried taking away their cell phone?” The world does not understand trauma and the behaviors that come from it, or the gaps in social and emotional age which are common with children who have come from hard places. We will explore strategies to give our children and their families tools to navigate a “trauma uniformed” world. Discussion will also focus on how caregivers can participate in building a trauma informed community for their child. We must be the ones to stir the change…it is our responsibility to our children to help their journey be less bumpy. So buckle up…it is time to repave this trauma highway together!
Presenter: Barb Clark from North American Council on Adoptable Children