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Trauma Informed Parent (TIP) Coaching Certification Course                                

When we know more about parenting and the developmental needs of children and youth, it begins to build and inform who we are and how we show up as parents. Parent coaches help parents become great observers of their children—to really understand and ‘get’ their child. When that occurs, the parent adjusts to meet the needs of the child in the context of their relationship.  Without an understanding of the impact of trauma on children and their resulting normal behavioral responses, caregivers may inadvertently exacerbate the youth’s trauma by blaming, consequenting, shaming, punishing or disconnecting youth. Through this course, you will receive information on trauma-informed parenting interventions building an understanding of the behaviors we see in youth as normal, natural responses to what happened to them.  You will also learn trauma informed parenting interventions that build on the relational connection between the child and the parent, which becomes the foundational tool for protection, healing, and for lifelong wellbeing.  This course is for parent coaches who work with various caregivers such as foster, adoptive, or kin parents or others in a caregiving role.

Prerequisites:

Some experience working with youth and/or parents in the past. Each participate must complete the application process which includes Pre-Test and pre-work prior to Module 1. Participants also need to pay for the course prior to beginning the class.

Outside of class work per module:

To increase the learning and sustainability of the information contained in this course, you will be required to complete course work before you begin the class and in-between classes. Below is an estimation of time required for this course.

Total Time Spent (learner)                                                         1.5 - 3 hours
Video content (includes interviews, podcasts, etc.)           45 - 90 mins
Assessments and readings                                                       45 - 90 mins

Course Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Teach basics of the brain and the impact of developmental trauma on the brain
  • Develop a greater sense of self-awareness  
  • Share concepts with parents on self-awareness
  • Articulate the types of trauma and impacts on behavior
  • Articulate strategies to create healing interactions
  • Provide basic mindfulness tools to parents
  • Understand the importance of environment
  • Develop sensory processing plans and strategies
  • Build interventions that reflect regulation



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