Caregiver Resources

Youth who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation often have high rates of involvement with multiple child and family-serving systems, including child welfare, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and mental health.  This intersection of commercially sexually exploited youth with multiple systems presents multiple opportunities for engagement, identification, and points of intervention with these youth and their caregivers.  Project Intersect seeks to increase CSEC awareness and improve response among professionals working in the following systems:

Trauma-Informed Caregiver Workshop

This trauma-informed caregiver workshop is a 6-week long workshop that educates, foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers on the impact of trauma on child development, attachment, emotions, and behaviors of children in their care. Our workshop provides a safe space for caregivers to access compassionate training, learn concrete strategies to manage daily and ongoing parenting challenges, enhance relationships with their children, develop self-care strategies and build a network of support and connection with other caregivers.

Target Audience

Caregivers of children who have experienced trauma

Topics Covered

  • What is trauma and why it matters
  • Trauma’s impact on brain development and behaviors
  • Recognizing trauma reactions
  • Tools to respond and manage challenging behaviors
  • Strategies to build connection & communication with our kids
  • Supporting ourselves through self-care to prevent burnout

Cost

Free

Commitment

6 weeks (participants are encouraged to attend all sessions for maximum benefit as each class builds upon material from previous classes)

Training Hours

Participants can receive up to 12 hours of training credit for completion of the entire course

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