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Caring for Children who have Experienced Trauma

Niles District Library
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Riverwood Center in partnership with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network is offering a trauma-informed psycho-education class for caregivers of traumatized children.

Who should take the class?
Any adult who provides care for a child who has experienced trauma is eligible for our FREE caregiver education class. The class is open to birth parents, adoptive parents, foster parents (rights must be intact, however, the child may reside outside the home), relative caregivers, relative placement and any adults residing in the home who are not in the parental role.

When does the workshop take place?
The workshop is a 6-week commitment and will be held every Wednesday, beginning April 11, 2018, and ending May 16, 2018. The workshop will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
It is important for participants to attend all 6 evenings, as the modules build upon each other.

What will be covered in the class?
The class is split into 8 modules and covers the following:
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Trauma 101
Module 3: Understanding Trauma’s Effects
Module 4: Building a Safe Place
Module 5: Dealing with Feelings and Behaviors
Module 6: Connections and Healing
Module 7: Becoming an Advocate
Module 8: Take Care of Yourself
How does a caregiver get into the workshop?
A caregiver can make a self-referral or be referred by a clinician. All referrals need to be completed and submitted to Claudia Pozo. Please, call her at 269-934-0703 or email her at cop@riverwoodcenter.org

Please call Claudia Pozo at 269-934-0703 or email her at cop@riverwoodcenter.org to secure your place in the program.