Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma | TRAINING

In-Service Training for Rhode Island Resource Parents

Do you ever wonder how children’s experiences in the past may be shaping their behaviors now? Would you like to learn how other resource parents handle their children’s challenging behaviors? Join a group of fellow resource parents for a three-part workshop titled Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma. This workshop was developed at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network by clinicians and experienced resource parents to educate parents about the impact of trauma on children. Learn new skills to respond to and influence your child’s behaviors and attitudes while enhancing your strengths as a parent.

The group will meet over the course of three days at Family Service of Rhode Island:

  • Saturday, October 13, 2018: 9 am-4 pm

  • Thursday, October 18, 2017: 5:30-8:30 pm

  • Thursday, October 25, 2017: 5:30-8:30 pm

Coffee/snacks and lunch will be provided on the first day of the training. Dinner will be provided on the second and third days.


Since each session builds on the skills and knowledge learned in the previous sessions, we strongly encourage you to attend all three days of the training. Attendance is required on the first day. Workshop size is limited to 25 participants, so claim your seat today!

Registration is on the “first-come” basis. If more than one parent from the same household is interested in attending the training, please provide a unique email address for each person, so we can send you and your spouse or partner individual links to training evaluation forms.

Have questions about this training? Contact Wendy Sousa at Adoption RI:, 401-865-6000.

Contact Cathleen Sears at RI DCYF if you have registration questions: 401-528-3672.


134 Thurbers Ave

Providence, RI 02903