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Trauma-Informed Parenting for Adoptive Parents (Part 2) (for Professionals)

Join us for a continued look at trauma-informed parenting, through the lens of complex trauma. This workshop-style course will look at the characteristics of Complex PTSD, behaviors and conditions that can develop after exposure to traumatic stress, and the ways this may present itself within an adoptive parent-child relationship. We’ll provide strategies for parenting through challenges related to maintaining trust, repairing self-worth, and regulating complex emotions. This presentation will explore ways to understand and meet the needs of children as they move toward adolescence, a phase where the brain’s developmental progression may present additional challenges for those who have experienced significant interpersonal trauma.

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

Course length: 88 minutes

After attending this course, participants will be able to…
• Differentiate between trauma/PTSD and complex trauma/C-PTSD.
• Identify how our brains determine whether we are emotionally and physically safe with others, and what happens when we heal "old" trauma in a "new" relationship.
• Consider how to connect with the child and correct tricky behavior, without relighting the fuse under poor self-worth.
• Evaluate the entanglement of trauma, adoption, and adolescence and the need for intentional parenting that is calm, connected, and consistent during 'tween and teen years (even if kids were adopted as infants).

Course level: Intermediate, Advanced

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 4/2/24.
  • Trauma-Informed Parenting (Part 2) - Recorded
  • Trauma-Informed Parenting (Part 2) - Post-Test
  • Trauma-Informed Parenting (Part 2) - Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever