A learning-and-support group to understand the impact of traumatic events on foster and adopted children.
Learn from therapists and other foster/adoptive parents about the unique parenting issues that arise when you welcome foster and adopted children into your home. Topics include defiant behavior, social issues, attachment, bonding, handling previous abuse and much more. Two series are offered throughout the year by therapists well-versed in foster and adoption.
Find camaraderie, support and resources to make the most of the foster/adoptive experience. Approved credit hours toward training and licensure provided for attendance of full eight-class series
Dates & Times:
Attendance of full series offers 14-credit hours toward foster/adoptive parent training and licensure.
April 16—June 4
10395 S Dransfeldt Rd
Parker, CO 80134
August 6—September 24
155 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112
(off I-25 and Dry Creek Road)
Shari Baker, MA, LPC
Kristen Champeau, MA, LPC
Registration: To sign up, please call 303 779 9676.
Class 1: How has my foster/adoptive child been traumatized?
Learn about the various types of trauma foster and adoptive children experience and how they respond. You’ll be able to better understand, connect and help your child—and those around him.
Class 2: Understanding the Effects of Trauma
Recognize the impact traumatic experiences have had on your child. Discover how you can work in healthy ways with your child and others to continue the healing process.
Class 3: Building a Safe Place
Understand your child’s perspective by looking through their “trauma lens.” Identify and manage your child’s “trauma triggers” and “hot spots.”
Class 4: Manage Feelings & Behavior
Help your child understand and cope with overwhelming emotions. Learn how your child can acknowledge and modify problem behavior.
Class 5: Positive Connections & Healing
Children define themselves through past experiences and connections. Use a strength-based understanding of your child’s life story to help your child find healing through positive connections.
Class 6: Be Your Child’s Advocate
Learn how to work with your child’s “team”—all those who have an influence in your child’s life—from teachers and therapists to relatives and clergy. Apply your knowledge to help your child heal.
Class 7: Taking Care of Yourself
Caring for children can be difficult, draining, exhausting, and frustrating. You deserve a little tender-loving care too!