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Trauma-Informed Parenting for Adoptive Parents (Part 1) (for Professionals)

Join us for a dynamic course designed to provide valuable insights and practical skills in trauma-informed parenting and complex trauma. This workshop-style webinar will delve into the essential principles of trauma-informed caregiving and equip participants with applicable strategies and techniques for managing challenging behaviors, promoting emotional regulation, and fostering a sense of safety and trust. This presentation will focus on real-life examples to help attendees gain confidence in recognizing and responding to the unique needs of children who have experienced trauma.

Susan K. Taylor, MS – Piedmont Coordinator, Consortium for Resource, Adoptive, and Foster Family Training (CRAFFT) at Radford University

Course length: 87 minutes

After attending this course, participants will be able to…
• Describe the Essential Elements of Trauma Informed Parenting from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
• Explain the ways in which these essential elements apply specifically to the development of adoptive families.
• Examine behavior as a language of unmet needs for the child with trauma, considering its meaning before determining a course of action.
• Identify the benefits of regulation and connection as strategies, not just states of being, and the need to apply them prior to correction when challenging behaviors arise.

Course level: Beginning, Intermediate

Cost to register: $20
If you are a NCFA member, look for your discount code in the membership portal.


National Council For Adoption, #1804, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 04/13/2023 – 04/13/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.

This webinar does not offer credit for NJ or NY social workers. For more information on receiving CE credit, please visit the FAQ tab. For additional information on the instructor, please visit

Recorded on 2/5/24.
  • Trauma-Informed Parenting (Part 1) - Recorded
  • Trauma-Informed Parenting (Part 1) - Post-Test
  • Trauma-Informed Parenting (Part 1) - Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever