Quarterly Trainings for Child-Serving Professionals
Preparing Foster Parents to Work with Trauma, Boundaries, and Expectations
Friday, December 18th from 9 AM – 12:00 PM
Training by: Sarah Wright, LPC with Great Circle
Trauma and toxic stress can impair a child’s ability to regulate emotions, work with others or develop basic learning skills. This can then result in chronic behavior problems in school or at home. This workshop helps foster parents gain an understanding of the child’s behaviors and empowers them to support growth and development in the children they care for.
- Basic Knowledge of how the brain develops;
- The importance of attachment and how that impacts future relationships;
- How the stress response system is sensitized and how that impacts functioning; and
- The importance of regulation and why growing it is an important skill.
Sarah Wright, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO and a master’s in counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. She has 13 years of experience in the behavioral health field and has been at Great Circle since 2014. Her work has been primarily with parents and children in the foster care system. Realizing there were ways she could improve her approach to help families, she began studying The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics© in 2015 and is trained in Phase I and Phase II.