Kinship Virtual Webinar Resource- “Trauma Series: Teaching my Child how to Cope with Difficult Situations” LIVE Webinar Recording


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Trauma Series: Teaching my Child how to Cope with Difficult SituationsLIVE Webinar was presented on 7/11/2023.

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As kinship caregivers, we offer care to children who have experienced difficult or traumatic situations, but, in the aftermath of these traumatic situations, how do we help them heal?  For many of us, we may not have had to live through a similar circumstance and may not know how to help the children we care for-especially if they are reacting behaviorally.  How do we as kinship caregivers help children to manage their fears or learn how to respond to difficult situations in a healthy way?

In part II of our Trauma Series, we will be learning how to help children learn to cope with negative situations, or, help children build resilience and coping skills. This webinar will be important for any caregiver who is working through parenting issues of a child who has experienced trauma and is struggling to interact with their friends, teachers, and caregivers. Provided are practical suggestions for any caregiver to utilize with the children they care for!

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Dr. Tess Smith-Thomas is a pediatric psychology post-doctoral scholar at the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Children’s Hospital. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Kentucky, where she gained extensive experience supporting children with behavioral challenges. Currently, Dr. Smith-Thomas provides clinical care to children and families experiencing medical trauma or other difficulty adjusting to an injury or illness.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this webinar and PowerPoint is current as of July 11, 2023. Please be aware that information can change as needed, directed, or required by law or governing institutions.