Direct care professionals at MCCA member organizations have an exciting opportunity this summer to learn more about the trauma-informed toolkit by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. This class will be taught by professionals at our own Family Forward.
Course description: Utilizing portions of this training curriculum, participants will focus on the impact of trauma on children who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is estimated that almost two-thirds of the foster care population can have a diagnosis of some intellectual or developmental disability. It is important to recognize that these children are at higher risk for abuse and neglect yet are overlooked for treatment because workers or care-givers feel that the child cannot benefit from interventions. Participants will explore parent’s grief and loss issues related to parenting a child with IDD and the stress and strain associated in raising these children and supporting them well into adulthood. Topics for discussion will include, strengthening a family’s protective factors, promoting secure attachment, and utilizing relational based approaches that move beyond the behavioral approaches for challenging behavior and focus more on the quality of life.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 hour break for lunch)
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018
Boone Electric Cooperative Community Room (north side of the building)
1413 Rangeline Street (just south of the Rangeline Street exit on Interstate 70 in Columbia)
Cost: $50 (Members only)