Many children in care experience traumatic events, including abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. These traumatic events can affect a child long after he or she has been removed from the source of the trauma. This class explores how parents can care for a child while being sensitive to his or her past traumatic experiences.



At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • describe “complex trauma”
  • understand how a child’s past experiences impact his or her behavior
  • use the Trauma-Sensitive Review Form
  • understand how to encourage a child to develop strength and resilience
  • describe the seven aftereffects of complex trauma
  • understand how to adapt parenting style to a child’s needs

About Foster Parent College’s self-paced training is available 24/7, with effective classes on key topics.

Register today!

Whether you are meeting in-service training requirements, preparing for the arrival of a child with a behavior challenge, or are seeking new parenting strategies, Foster Parent College classes help you understand the behavior, recognize the behavior triggers, and discover fresh ideas for coping. Most courses include video segments, informative handouts, interactive exercises, an interactive questionnaire, and a printable summary.

Many agencies are affiliates of and accept FPC course certificates for their parents’ annual training requirements. Check with your agency to determine their policy about FPC training.

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