Parenting After Trauma

June 17, 2016

Presenters:
Alicia Summers, Ph.D., National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Lorie Sicafuse, Ph.D., National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
 
Research suggests that the vast majority of parents involved in the child welfare system have experienced multiple traumatic events. This webinar will first present a basic overview of trauma to help participants understand what trauma really means, the extent of trauma in the population involved in the child welfare system and more generally, and the social and public health implications of trauma. Second, this webinar will discuss how exposure to traumatic events can affect physiological and behavioral responses, and how these responses in turn can affect parenting. Discussion will specifically focus on the effects of trauma on the parenting abilities of those who have experienced domestic violence, and implications for multidisciplinary professionals working with such families.