CSP9312: Caring for Children who have Experienced Trauma
October 22, 2011 (Pt. 1)
November 5, 2011 ( Pt. 2)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brown County Family Services
1117 Center Street
New Ulm, MN 56073
Many children in the foster care system have lived through traumatic experiences. Understanding how trauma affects children can help you to make sense of their baffling behavior, feelings, and attitudes. The workshop will offer skills and techniques to help you respond appropriately to children’s behavior and support them in developing healthy attachments and coping strategies. We will also learn ways to reduce the stress of parenting a traumatized child.
Barbara Jochum, M.S.W., L.G.S.W.
Ms. Jochum has been a foster care provider since 1996 for teenage boys and girls. She has her Master’s Degree in social work, and is a clinical social worker with Adult Mental Health at the St. Cloud Hospital. Ms. Jochum is also a certified facilitator for Family Group Decision Making.