Trauma Competent Caregiver

Wednesdays, Sep 5–Nov 14 @ 6:30–8p (No MidLink on Wed, Oct 31)

Teacher: Courtney Scott

Orphans and vulnerable children have experienced traumatic events in their lives, such as abandonment, loss, abuse and neglect. These forms of trauma have the potential to impact every developmental area of a growing child. It can change a child at the core of who they are, impacting how they communicate, attach and behave. Due to past trauma, orphans and vulnerable children have unique needs requiring intentional caregiving strategies.

Moving from being consciously compassionate to competently compassionate is the heartbeat of the Trauma Competent Caregiver training curriculum. This training series is evidenced-based and rooted in a biblical foundation. It is designed to equip those involved in caring for orphaned and vulnerable children with the knowledge and skills God uses to help wounded children heal and grow into what they were created to be. If you are interested in receiving this 9-module series please email us at: Legacy685@HoustonsFirst.org

Schedule

  • Weeks 1 & 2: Trauma and Its Impact on the Life of a Child: Addressing the essential skills of trauma competent care and defining types of trauma
  • Week 3: Understanding Trauma and Age-Related Developmental Impact: Examining the impact of trauma on child development
  • Week 4: Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver: The Journey --Six characteristics of a trauma competent caregiver
  • Week 5: Essential Skills 1 and 2: Using tools to understand the impact of trauma and maximizing a child’s sense of felt safety
  • Week 6: Essential Skill 3: Helping a child to reduce overwhelming emotions and build connections
  • Week 7: Essential Skill 4: Helping a child to modify overwhelming behaviors and build connections
  • Week 8: Essential Skill 5: Supporting past relationships and promoting positive new ones
  • Week 9: Essential Skill 6: Helping a child develop a strength-based understanding of his/her life story
  • Week 10: Essential Skill 7: Learning to care for ourselves while caring for children

Courtney Scott is a wife and mother of four. She is passionate about helping children reach their fullest potential and especially enjoys working with children who come from hard places. Courtney and her husband, Tyler, spent four years as family teachers at Boys Town, Nebraska where they lived with at risk youth. Courtney also spent seven years as a teacher at The Joy School, working with students who have learning challenges. She recently left The Joy School to help run the family’s fundraising business. She volunteers weekly in the children’s ministry at HFBC Sienna. Courtney is an affiliate trainer for Trauma Competent Caregiver and is excited to help others discover how to help children who have come from hard places.

Milestones Class Details

Moving from being consciously compassionate to competently compassionate is the heartbeat of the Trauma-Competent Caregiver training curriculum. This nine-module training series is evidenced-based and rooted in a biblical foundation. This study is for teachers, potential short-term mission trip participants, volunteers and anyone who interacts with children from difficult places.

  • WhenWednesdays, Sep 5–Nov 14 @ 6:30–8p Starting Sep 05, 2018
  • Final Class Nov 14, 2018
  • Where Sienna Campus
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