This first of seven part, sequential course develops an understanding of the underlying causes of a youth’s behavior is one of the first steps in supporting their well-being. For children with behavioral challenges, this is especially important. The first part in the “Parenting Teens” series is a dive into trauma-informed parenting.
This multimedia-driven course will expose you to a variety of composites of youths facing trauma and you will learn how events can affect long-term behaviors. A large portion of this training involves lessons about brain function and how trauma or disruptions manifest. Key learnings will include how to transition this information into real-life parenting situations, including how to get to a place where you can understand the “why” behind the behavior.
At the close of the course you will be able to define trauma and recognize how traumatic stress and adversity impact a youth’s development. You also will understand the importance of responding to the underlying cause of a youth’s behaviors. You will leave with handouts and other resources to support your learning going forward.
Each part of the Parenting Teens series should be taken in sequential order.