Trauma Informed Foster Care-Western Region
Friday, April 5, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Taught by Mark Freado and Dr. Erik Laursen, this session provides adult supporters of youth in foster care an overview of the long-term consequences of adverse childhood experiences and an overview of The Brain Rules guiding normal brain development. Participants gain will gain knowledge about the devastating impact traumatic experiences can have on children, altering their physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. Participants will gain an understanding of how traumatic events in childhood increase risk for a host of social, emotional, neuro-endocrinologic and physical health problems. Finally, participants will learn how adults can help children in foster care better understand the traumatic events affecting their lives and to identify and build on their strengths.