May is National Foster Care Month, and as part of our efforts to support our foster parents during the COVID-19 social distancing period, Victim Services Coordinator Naomi Strawhorn will be providing weekly virtual training classes featuring TBRI® principles of Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting. This weekly hour-long training assists foster parents by (1) explaining the impact of trauma on a child’s brain and body; (2) interpreting behavioral issues as communication; and (3) providing assistance with responding to trauma behaviors.
Thanks to the generosity of Parkway Baptist Church in Biloxi, MS, trainees also have access to 11 hours of video content from Empowered to Connect 2019, a TBRI® conference. Says one foster parent, “This training was great and I enjoyed it. She was very informative with the class and I appreciate her offering it.” Foster parents are required by CPS to maintain 10-15 hours of continuing education per year, depending on their classification. CASA of Hancock County’s weekly virtual training has been approved as in-person credit.
Naomi Strawhorn is a TBRI® Practitioner and an Advocate Supervisor with CASA of Hancock County. For more information regarding TBRI® training opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org