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RAPT I: Orientation

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RAPT I is designed to serve as an introduction to both Indiana DCS and Firefly Children & Family Alliance. We will cover the process to become a resource and adoptive parent through Firefly, and discuss the role of resource parents as members of a child's team. We will also explore the potential impact of fostering and adoption on children. 

Lunch and Learn: The Impact of Trauma on the Brain

Microsoft Teams
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Our brains grow so fast during childhood and adolescence. We all learn important lessons from our caregivers, which impacts the ways our brains develop. The unfortunate introduction of childhood trauma begins to mold how we see the world. Understanding its impact will help us to better understand ways to help heal the brain of a […]

RAPT III / Therapeutic Training

Microsoft Teams
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RAPT III and Therapeutic Training offer an in-depth discussion of the following important topics: attachment, discipline, and the effects of caregiving on the family. In this two-day training, we’ll cover multiple aspects of trauma-informed, therapeutic parenting, including child sexual abuse; treatment options and behavior expectations for children who have sexually inappropriate behaviors; and how to establish strong bonds with foster children while helping them build coping skills. All discussions are rooted in understanding how children respond to trauma, how trauma can interfere with development and functioning, and how trauma can affect children’s view of themselves and their future.

RAPT III / Therapeutic Training

Microsoft Teams
Virtual Event Virtual Event

RAPT III and Therapeutic Training offer an in-depth discussion of the following important topics: attachment, discipline, and the effects of caregiving on the family. In this two-day training, we’ll cover multiple aspects of trauma-informed, therapeutic parenting, including child sexual abuse; treatment options and behavior expectations for children who have sexually inappropriate behaviors; and how to establish strong bonds with foster children while helping them build coping skills. All discussions are rooted in understanding how children respond to trauma, how trauma can interfere with development and functioning, and how trauma can affect children’s view of themselves and their future.