In an effort to create safe and supportive home environments for youth who have experienced CSEC, Project Intersect partners with caregivers who are interested in learning more about trauma and receiving support from other caregivers. Project Intersect utilizes the NCTSN curriculum, Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents (also known as the RPC), which has been widely disseminated in multiple states across the country. This 8-week trauma-informed workshop educates caregivers about the impact trauma has on a child’s development and behavior and provides knowledge and skills for responding to behavioral challenges, building healthy attachments, increasing psychological safety, and developing a child’s strengths. Additionally, there is a strong focus on self-care, understanding vicarious trauma, and seeking support from others.
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.
Caregivers of children who have experienced trauma
- 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
6 weeks (participants are encouraged to attend all sessions for maximum benefit as each class builds upon material from previous classes)
Participants can receive up to 12 hours of training credit for completion of the entire course
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