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Becoming a Trauma Informed Foster Parent

Becoming a Trauma Informed Foster Parent 

The Family Resource Center, Inc. provides education on “Becoming a Trauma Informed Foster Parent” at no cost to you.

FRC’s Certified Trauma Specialists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers will provide these trainings designed to assist you in becoming a trauma informed foster parent.

Topics include: Education about the Effects of Trauma on the Brain and the Autonomic Nervous System; Safety Planning; Education on the Impact of Trauma on Human Development; Building Resiliency; Education about Different Attachments Styles and Building Healthy Attachments; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Skills to Decrease Symptoms of Trauma; Self-Care; Intergenerational Trauma and Micro-traumas; The Whole Brain Child approach by Dr. Daniel Siegel, and No Drama Discipline by Dr. Daniel Siegel.

    Call 276.228.3522 to request scheduling information. 



    Trauma and the Brain: Brain-Body Cycle 
    (Trauma Informed training for staff & foster parents) 
    Presenters: Misty Dickson, CTSS & Jennifer West, CTSS, BS
    • Overview of FRC Services
    • What is Trauma?
    • Brain Development
    • Trauma Symptoms & the Effects on the Brain & Body
    • Emotional Regulation Activity
    • Mind in A Bottle Activity
    • Trauma Releasing Skills & Activities


    Effects of Trauma on Development  
    (Working with Traumatized Youth in Foster Care for Foster Parents)
    • Early Trauma
    • Shock Trauma versus Developmental Trauma
    • Distress Cycle Which Inhibits Development
    • Arousal Relaxation Cycle
    • Influences of Trauma that can Cause Delays
    • Traumatic Causes of Developmental Delays in Children
    • Specific Delays that may Occur
    • Parenting a Traumatized Child 


    Attachment and Trauma 
    (Attachment: Understanding how it affects your family and children in your home trauma Informed training for staff & foster parents)
    • Defining & Understanding Attachment
    • Types of Attachment:
         • Secure Attachment
         • Insecure Avoidant
         • Insecure Ambivalent
         • Insecure Disorganized
    •  Attachment and the Traumatized Child


    The Whole Brain Child with No Drama Discipline 
    (Parenting the Traumatized Child)
    23 Revolutionary Strategies to Develop and Nurture Your Child’s Brain
    ● Nurturing the Developing Brain
    ● Developing a Child’s Brain
    ● Parent with the Brain in Mind
    ● Two Brains are Better than One
    ● Whole Brain Strategies
    ● Staircase of the Mind
    ● Integrating Memory
    ● The United States of Me
    ● The Me-We Connection
    ● No Drama Discipline

    • The Whole Brain Child approach by Dr. Daniel Siegel
    • No Drama Discipline by Dr. Daniel Siegel


    Understanding the Adolescent Brain 
    Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain approach by Dr. Daniel Siegel


    Healing Developmental Trauma  
    (Overcoming Trauma)

    Nurturing Families 

    Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care 
    (Secondary Trauma and Self-Care)

    *Trainings are provided at no cost to community. Training dates may be subject to change due to presenter availability. Some trainings may require scheduling additional dates and times to cover content*

    If you have questions or want to discuss further, call 276.228.3522 or email: referral@frcinc.org           

    To access FRC’s emergency services, call our 24 hour crisis hotline: 1-800-613-6145.