Event Description


Barker Annual Conference:

Trauma-Informed Parenting

Two Sessions: Thursdays, April 28 and May 19 from 9:30 AM – 12:45 PM ET

Presenter: Chauncey Strong, MSW

Cost: $45 per session

Earn 3 CAT 1 CEU’s per session, or a total of 6 for both Part 1 and 2

While participants will gain the most from attending both parts of this workshop, this training can be taken as a standalone session as well. Register for one or both sessions below!


More About This Series

Research informs us that most youth in the child welfare system or congregate care (such as orphanages in international adoption) have experienced some type of traumatic experience. We also know that long after trauma occurs, these experiences can continue to take priority in the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of youth and if left unmanaged, can have many negative consequences. 

About Session One

During part one of this two-part series, our trainer and panelists will help participants better understand the impact of trauma and explore practical skills that caregivers can use to effectively parent youth who have experienced complex trauma. 

About Session Two

During the session, our trainer, along with panelists, will explore even further the ways that trauma can show up in life and the role that caregivers have in helping youth effectively manage and live with a history of complex trauma. Learn more about this session here

This enlightening training series is ideal for prospective, active foster and adoptive parents who are considering or parenting children with a trauma history, as well as the professionals that support them. By the end of this series, attendees will better understand:  

  1. Types of trauma experienced by youth in foster/congregate care
  2. The impact of trauma on the brain
  3. How trauma can impact behaviors
  4. Parenting tools that effectively support youth through trauma triggers
  5. The benefits & importance of permanency for youth who have experienced trauma
  6. How caregivers can support their child, while also taking care of themselves and preventing burnout

About Our Trainer:

chauncey_headshot.pngChauncey Strong, originally from Newark NJ, earned his MSW from Norfolk State University in 1993. He is a child welfare advocate with more than 26 years of experience specializing in foster care and adoption. He is the Executive Director of Strong Training and Consulting, LLC, where he provides training and consulting. Driven by both his personal and professional experience with foster care and adoption, Chauncey is a committed advocate for children and families and has dedicated his career to improving the outcomes of children and families involved in the child welfare system.

Event Type: 
Educational WorkshopsProfessional In-Service TrainingAnnual Conference
Audience Type: 
Adoptive ParentAdult AdopteeProfessional

Date and Location

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 9:30am to 12:45pm
Time Zone: 

Event Contact

Virginia Downes

Registration Information

Registration is required?: 
Registration is Open?: 
$45 per session