Blocked Care: What to Do When You Run Out of Compassion (9/15/20)


This is a live virtual training being held via ZOOM.
There is no cost for this event.

Presenters: Lisa Qualls & Melissa Corkum, founders of The Adoption Connection

Date: September 15, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm Eastern

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Blocked Care: What to Do When You Run Out of Compassion with Lisa Qualls and Melissa Corkum

Is there a wall growing between you and your child and does your heart feel trampled? When our children experience early adversity, it activates a premature defense mechanism that may put them in a chronic state of survival. This results in something called blocked trust. As a result, some children do not respond to efforts of caregiving. You may begin to feel ineffective and experience a sense of apathy called blocked care.

In this training, you will:

  • Learn the brain science to understand your feelings and make powerful changes.
  • Gain the motivation and endurance to pursue a relationship with your child.
  • Overcome feelings of shame and guilt.
  • Learn step-by-step practices you need to reclaim the parent you know you can be.
About the presenters

Lisa Qualls is a birth mother, mother of 12 by birth and adoption, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI ®) Practitioner. She is the co-author of The Connected Parent with Dr. Karyn Purvis, and co-founder of The Adoption Connection.

Melissa Corkum is an adoptee, mother of 6 by birth and adoption, and Empowered to Connect Parent Trainer.  She is co-founder of The Adoption Connection.

Additional Course Information

This event is approved for 2.0 hours of ongoing, elective foster parent training credit in a group setting for Kentucky foster parents.

If there are two adults in the same household that want to participate in this training, each person must register separately. Foster parent training credit is administered based on the duration of the meeting and each attendee’s participation. In order to receive credit, participants must be on video and visible to the moderators during the event.

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Upon registration for this training, the Zoom URL link located within the course module will grant you access to the live interactive training. A reliable internet connection and a smartphone, tablet, or computer with web camera is needed to participate.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Karen Bowman at or 1-833-859-3278 (1-833-UKY-FAST).