What to Expect in the Course
When love is not enough. Foster parents and other caregivers give from the bottom of their hearts. Often this isn't enough. Complex trauma changes the child’s brain and nervous system (and thus all development). These kids don't respond well to typical parenting.
How do we create an environment of nurturing experiences for these children to heal? Can we move beyond "managing" the challenging emotions and behaviours to “see” and respond to the underlying needs? YES, WE CAN!
7 Course Hours (work at your own pace)
Course hours can be used towards Professional Development Requirements. Certificates will be provided upon completion.
Practical skills and tools you'll learn:
- Why is Complex Trauma Important?
- Module 1: What Are Our Children Carrying?
- Module 2: Body and Stress
- Module 3: Managing Emotions and Stress
- Module 4: Attachment and Relationships
- Module 5: Identity Development
- Module 6: Reframing Challenging Behaviours
- Module 7: Caregiver Wellness
Meet Your Course Instructors
Chipo McNichols, Psy.D., R.Psych.
Psychologist / Caregiver
Chipo is a caregiver with lived experience and a registered psychologist working with children, youth and their families. For the past 15 years, Chipo has worked as a clinician with families of children who have lived through very hard experiences and has a big heart for caregivers. She has worked extensively within Indigenous communities and is passionate about sharing knowledge from both a professional and personal lens while embracing cross-cultural world views.
Angela Murphy, M.Ed., B.Ed.
Author / Educator / School Psychologist
Hello. My name is Angela and I am so happy that you are here! In this course I share ideas and strategies that have been life-changing for many of my students.
It is my life's work to support teams of students who've experienced hard things via a collaborative and trauma-focused approach. I look forward to meeting you!
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