Child Welfare Academy

Both Sessions are Saturday, August 3, 2019
Garrett Co DSS, 12578 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550

Strategies for Helping Children Cope During the Reunification Process

9:00am-12:00pm (3 hours)
This training will discuss the emotional and psychological impact of pre and post reunification for children and adolescents and discuss the various domains in which the reunification process occurs. The trainer will guide parents on using attachment and strength-based theories for creating and maintaining resiliency and employ key intervention strategies to help children build coping skills.

Complicated Children*

1:00pm-4:00pm (3 hours)
This seminar explores how biology and the environment interact to shape behavior, as well as how trauma, attachment, and brain development factor into the equation. Parents will learn how to handle undesirable behaviors in ways that help children make long-term changes, and how to recognize and handle their own reactions to their child’s behaviors and attitude.


Adult and Child CPR

Monday, September 9, 2019, 5:30-8:30pm Only a few spots left!
Frederick Co DSS, 1888 N. Market St, Frederick, MD 21702

Understanding and Recognizing Trauma Behaviors*

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:00-9:00pm
Frederick Co DSS, 1888 N. Market St, Frederick, MD 21702

This interactive workshop will allow participants the opportunities to understand definitions of trauma and learn how trauma impacts development and behavior across the lifespan. Participants will also be able to identify practical intervention strategies to employ in daily practice for self-care, and as a means of support for children in foster care.


What to do if Your Child is in “Blocked Trust”*

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
Washington Co DSS, 122 N. Potomac St, Hagerstown, MD 21740

This workshop will help resource and adoptive parents understand youth who have experienced blocked trust because of the trauma that has happened to them. Parents will learn strategies for increasing their capacity to empathize and connect with a child who may be exhibiting challenging behaviors. The training will teach strategies for managing the youth’s blocked trust while sustaining a trusting and healing relationship with them.


The Painful Past and Road to Recovery

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 5:30-8:30pm
Allegany Co DSS, 1 Frederick St, Cumberland, MD 21502

This training seeks to assist participants in understanding intergenerational trauma and its impacts on individuals, families, communities, and the nation. The training will focus on the correlation between intergenerational trauma and substance use, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. The Trauma-Responsive Road to Recovery provides a road map on how to nurture and grow resiliency in children, families, and communities.


Additional trainings are available through December at a variety of locations. Please view our calendar HERE.

Any Questions? Please contact Laura Teetermoran or 410-706-0721

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