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Kinship Live Virtual Webinar Training- “Trauma Series: Teaching My Child How To Cope With Difficult Situations”

July 11, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

As kinship caregivers, we offer care to children who have experienced difficult or traumatic situations, but, in the aftermath of these traumatic situations, how do we help them heal? For many of us, we may not have had to live through a similar circumstance and may not know how to help the children we care for-especially if they are reacting behaviorally. How do we as kinship caregivers help children to manage their fears or learn how to respond to difficult situations in a healthy way?

Join us for the next installment in our Trauma Series, helping children learn to cope with negative situations, or, helping children build resilience and coping skills. This webinar will be important for any caregiver who is working through parenting issues of a child who has experienced trauma and is struggling to interact with their friends, teachers, and caregivers. This webinar will provide practical suggestions for any caregiver to utilize with the children they care for!

About the Trainer:

Dr. Tess Smith-Thomas is a pediatric psychology post-doctoral scholar at the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Children’s Hospital. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Kentucky, where she gained extensive experience supporting children with behavioral challenges. Currently, Dr. Smith-Thomas provides clinical care to children and families experiencing medical trauma or other difficulty adjusting to an injury or illness.

Please note: Although this LIVE webinar is designed to be an informative, educational, and helpful resource for kinship families caring for relative or fictive kin children, anyone is welcome to attend including foster parents, professionals, students, or community members.

It is our hope that by participating in this LIVE webinar, attendees will receive educational and helpful information. However, it is important to note that this webinar is not approved for foster parent training credit or CEU’s as attendance is not monitored during the webinar event.