Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma Part 3: Understanding Trauma’s Effects (webinar)

Part 3 of the “Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma” series walks you through the profound impact trauma has on a child’s development and functioning.

At the start of the class, you will engage in an exercise that sheds light on how the brain receives information about danger. This puts you in a mindset to understand how the brain can be shaped by trauma. The training ties this to how a child’s development can be affected at different ages and what impact trauma can have on behavior.

There are many things you can do as a resource parent to help children overcome trauma and build new pathways in their brains. In this class you will learn about the “Invisible Suitcase,” and how trauma-informed parenting can help “repack” it in a positive way.


From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

This project was funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.

Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN serves as a national resource for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services, and public and professional education.

*Permission for use and webinar adaptation of Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents provided in August 2020. Adapted for webinar use from Grillo, C. A., Lott, D.A., Foster Care Subcommittee of the Child Welfare Committee, National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (2010). Caring for children who have experienced trauma: A workshop for resource parents. Los Angeles, CA & Durham, NC: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. NCTSN is a unique, collaborative network that brings together leading experts in child trauma, frontline providers, and families to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.


Caregiver Skills
Caregiver Support and Information
Child Development, Health and Well-Being, Education
Mental Health
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Each of the eight parts of “Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma” must be taken in sequential order.
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Registration Instructions: 

Each part of this 8-part training series must be taken in order, as the information builds upon itself. Registration will be reviewed and if you have not met this requirement, you will be notified and your registration will be canceled. If you cannot attend all parts in order, please contact a trainer to work out scheduling.

If you need assistance with registration and determining which sessions to sign up for, please contact Gracia Hahn at or 206.422.1646.

If this course is full, you can reach out to Gracia Hahn to be added to our waitlist.

If you need to cancel your registration, please do so through a trainer -- do not cancel your registration yourself.

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  • Apr 11, 2021 9:00AM to 11:00AM

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  • Jun 9, 2021 6:00PM to 8:00PM