Date: 6/22/2019, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Child Trauma, Loss and Transition is the fourth of four sessions designed to prepare Resource Families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will review how care providers have some of the most challenging roles in the entire child welfare system. They must be prepared to welcome a new child into their home and cope with state/county/agency regulations, policies, and paperwork. They may also at times provide mentoring support and aid to birth families while at the same time attaching to the children and youth in their care. Additionally, high numbers of children in the child welfare system have been exposed to extreme trauma. The ability of care providers to recognize and be sensitive to the effects of trauma on a child’s behavior, development, and relationships is critical for healthy child development.