Managing Severe Behaviors of Youth in Placement
03/14 - 03/27
This course is designed to help resource and adoptive parents and other caregivers understand and effectively parent children with severe negative behaviors resulting from histories of abuse and/or neglect. These behaviors include fire – setting, sexualized behaviors, stealing, self – mutilation, suicidal ideation, assaultiveness, and others. The psychological development and the resultant behaviors of these children are examined in-depth and compared to children who are raised in stable environments and who have attached relationships. Strategies for successfully engaging children and promoting resiliency are explored, including parenting strategies that promote a safe environment for children, families, and the community.