This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.
1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10-question quiz with a grade of 80%)
Children adopted from foster care or from an orphanage abroad have likely experienced some level of trauma from abuse, neglect, or malnutrition. What can adoptive parents do to help? In this course, Dr. Bruce Perry, child psychiatrist, founder of Child Trauma Academy and author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, talks about how to help children heal and thrive after experiencing neglect or abuse.
This course includes:
- What types of behaviors are typical of children that have experienced the trauma of abuse, neglect, or institutionalization?
- How can parents distinguish between attachment issues and behaviors causes by experiencing trauma?
- How long should therapists and parents wait until they make a diagnosis of an attachment disorder?
- Does the age the child experienced trauma influence her ability to recover?
- What can parents do to make their adopted child feel safe?
- What parenting techniques are effective for children who have been abused and neglected prior to adoption?
- What can adoptive parents do to maintain their stress levels?
- Should adoptive parents encourage their child to regress developmentally?
- What is “parallel bonding” and what are the advantages and disadvantages of it?
- Why are some children greatly damaged by abuse and neglect, while others seem to recover well?
- What type of therapist and therapy are most effective to help abused and neglected children?
- Should psychotropic medications be used with abused children?
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