Trauma Informed Caregiving and Strengthening Families Series

6-Part Series: Trauma Informed Caregiving

6-Part Series: Strengthening Families

Trauma Informed Caregiving for Resource Parents

This 6-part series explores 9 principles to provide trauma informed parenting to children in the foster care system.

ALASKA LICENSED FOSTER PARENTS: To earn training credit, for each recorded teleconference training you listen to, fill out the Audio Questionnaire for each session and return to ACRF.

Session 1:Understanding Trauma's Effect My Child Exercise * Info Packet #1 * Info Packet #2 * Questionnaire

Session 2: Building a Safe Place Info Packet #3 * Questionnaire

Session 3: Dealing with Feelings and Behaviors Info Packet #4 * Questionnaire

Session 4: Connections and Healing Info Packet #5* Questionnaire

Session 5: Becoming an Advocate Info Packet #6* Questionnaire

Session 6: Taking Care of Yourself Info Packet #7* Questionnaire

Strengthening Families Series

This 6-part series explores the protective factors and guides to what makes a healthy functioning family. Alaska licensed foster parents, please use this Audio Course Questionnaire for each session to Check Your Understanding and earn 1.0 hour of training credit for each session,

Session 1: Introduction to Strengthening Families and the Protective Factors (Kimberly Mouriquand, ACRF)

HANDOUTS: Cartoon Family * Five Protective Factors * Overcoming Bias

Session 2: Staying Sane: Not Always about Putting the Kids First -Caretaker Resilience (Kimberly Mouriquand, ACRF)

HANDOUTS:Do You Know Scale * My Family’s Resilience Recipe* Resilience * The Road to Resilience

Session 3: You Got That Where? Finding What Your Children Need - Concrete Support (Becca Whitman, DJJ)

HANDOUTS: 211 Concrete Supports * Child Meltdown Slide * Maslow’s Hierarchy and Protective Factors

Session 4: Friends and Family: Why Positive Connections Matter - Social Connections (Jodi von Brandt, ACRF)


Session 5: My Great Aunt Ida Said.... Cultural Parenting and Child Development (Becca Whitman, DJJ)


Session 6: COMING IN JUNE: Strengthening Families – Session 6: Your Child Did WHAT? Understanding Children’s Social and Emotional Needs With Lori Markkanen, Resource Center for Parents and Children