(TBRI has been changed to-)
Help! Why is my foster child behaving this way and what can I do to start making things better? - Sheri Weistaner
Frustrated by the behavior of the children you are just trying to help? This three hour presentation is designed to help foster parents understand the effects of toxic stress and complex trauma on the development of children (and their families) and give some practical suggestions about how to begin the healing.
Children do well if they can and if they are not doing well, something is getting in the way! This will be a discussion of the importance of brain development and how toxic stress can alter neurobiology. We will learn some of the basics of how to look at the meaning underneath the behavior and then how to help meet the need. Neuroscience is complex but this presentation will break down the complexity and make the science easy to understand!
This is the beginning of the journey in trauma-informed care. The last 20 years has brought tremendous research in what happens and.... we are now figuring out what to do about it. This presentation will help with what happens and will begin the discussion of what to do about it.