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Introduction And Understanding The Impact Of Trauma On Youth In Foster Care

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Understanding the Impact of Trauma

Navigating the teen years can be challenging. It is even more difficult for youth that have experienced trauma. Parents that are not trauma-informed may have the best intentions. However, having to encounter disruptive behaviors and other trauma responses may overshadow even the best of intentions. These encounters can create conflict in the parent/child relationship and ultimately can cause more harm than good for all involved.

During this CORE (Critical On-going Resource Family Education) Teen Training session #1, parents will learn to nurture and promote the well-being of their youth through trauma-informed parenting. More specifically, parents will:

  • Define trauma
  • Describe ways that traumatic stress and adversity impact a youth’s development
  • Describe the importance of responding to the underlying cause of a youth’s behaviors


This session will help caregivers understand how trauma has impacted the cognitive and emotional development of youth and how youth may respond to those who are in the parental role. To learn more about this program, please feel free to contact Carla Jordan, TRC Training Specialist, at carla.jordan@uky.edu or 1-833-859-3278 (1-833-UKY-FAST).

Please note each session is approved for ongoing, elective training credit for Kentucky Foster Parents. This program also meets the requirements for CarePlus Training. Basic & Advanced Foster Parents, Fictive Kin Foster Parents, Care Plus, or Therapeutic Foster Parents can all take advantage of the opportunity to fulfill their training hours. A reliable internet connection and computer/smartphone with webcam are required.