Trauma and Loss for Parents and Caregivers: Through the Mind, Body, and Heart of Children and Youth In and From Care


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This is an online workshop on trauma and loss for parents and caregivers.

Parents and caregivers play a crucial role in the healing journey of children and youth who have experienced loss and trauma.

That’s why AFABC has partnered with the Adoption Council Ontario (ACO) to offer this FREE training. Parents and caregivers will learn about the complexities of raising children and youth who’ve experienced loss and trauma, and discover how to meet their needs effectively.

This workshop will be held on Zoom over two half-days. The facilitators will provide a framework for parenting through the loss and trauma experiences unique to children on a permanency journey.

Here's what we'll cover:

Day 1

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and Developmental Trauma
  • Loss and the Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency
  • Childhood Development
  • Attachment

Day 2

  • Youth Journey Mapping
  • Therapeutic Parenting
  • Self-Compassion
  • Resources

About the facilitators:

Karen Moore started her career as an Early Childhood Educator. She is a registered social worker and currently holds the position of Clinical Director at the ACO. Karen is a mom to 4 children, and her family was formed through permanency.

Sylvia Gibbons is the founder and leader of a support group for adoptive families and a group for adopted youth, both situated in Simcoe County. As the ACO's PACT Parent Liaison, she assists and guides parents to form ongoing support groups in their communities. Sylvia provides peer support to adoptive families across Ontario and has served as a PRIDE trainer for eight years. She is also an adoptive parent.

December 5th, 2023 9:30 AM to December 6th, 2023 1:00 PM