Parenting kids with trauma can be tough at any stage of their development. This online workshop is designed to provide tips and tools for trauma-informed parenting and to help parents and caregivers understand the relationship between trauma, their child, and adoption/permanency.
Parents will learn about the different types of trauma, how they manifest in the developing child, and strategies for parenting with a trauma-informed approach.
Format: This course is composed of three 2-hour online workshop sessions. Trauma-Informed Parenting is taught by an instructor with over 16 years in the permanency field. She holds her Master in Social Work and is a PhD candidate in Child and Youth Care.
Fee: $95 per person. Dates: Tuesdays, Sept 19, 26, Oct 3 - 7:00 to 9:00 PM
This course is designed for those planning to adopt, foster, or care for a baby or toddler — especially if there is any risk of prenatal exposure. Learn about infant development, substance exposure, sleep issues, household and infant safety, support services, self-care, and more in this three-part online workshop.
Parents and caregivers will learn about infant development, substance exposure, sleep issues, household and infant safety, support services, self-care, and more.
In this three-part workshop, there is plenty of time for questions and discussion with your AFABC facilitators.
Fee: $150 per person. Joining the waitlist is free. Dates: TBD
Parenting Teens & Tweens - WAITLIST
This is a *waitlist only*. Those who join the waitlist will be contacted when registration opens for the next Parenting Teens & Tweens workshop, and be given the opportunity to register.
Parenting Teens & Tweens offers an introduction to the parental joys, challenges, and typical behaviors connected with parenting a teen or tween in or from care.
The three-part workshop gives parents an understanding of teen development and provides tips and tools to support their parenting journey. Topics include positive identity formation, the impact of transitions, mental health, disruptions and breakdowns, and more.
Fee: $50 per person. Joining the waitlist is free.
Raising Relatives - WAITLIST
This is a *waitlist only*. Those who join the waitlist will be contacted when registration opens for the next Raising Relatives workshop, and be given the opportunity to register.
Many Canadians, particularly grandparents, are becoming “parents for the second time around” when relatives experience difficulties and their children need care. Those raising relatives face unique challenges that may require support and parenting strategies for themselves and the children in their care.
This three-part online workshop provides a safe environment to discuss feelings about caregiving for a relative, learn strategies to deal with trauma and trauma-related behaviours, and manage openness in familial relationships.
Joining the waitlist is free.
Surviving & Thriving - WAITLIST
This workshop is designed to prepare adoptive and permanency families as they navigate the critical and often challenging first two years of placement.
This workshop covers topics such as transitions, behaviour, attachment, and openness. Our interactive workshop provides a toolkit of hands-on strategies that will ensure families are prepared with realistic expectations, knowledge, and specific skills.
Joining the waitlist is free.