Part 8 of the “Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma” series focuses on you as the caregiver. In the world of trauma-informed parenting, it is essential that you understand how to take care of yourself, too.
This course focuses on the challenges of helping others manage trauma, and the effects that can have. You will be introduced to compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress, and go through a “self-care checkup” to see how well you are supporting your own health. A fundamental part of this session is helping you gain coping strategies, when you are overwhelmed by others’ trauma or when another’s trauma is a reminder of your own past experiences.
When you leave this training, you will have a plan for how to support your own self-care, with strategies for integrating activities in the short- and long-term.
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. www.NCTSN.org. 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.
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