Practice Guide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a series of facilitator guides dedicated to teaching caregivers about Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care.

This guide, devoted to module two, reviews strategies that caregivers can use to help promote healing in children with trauma histories.

Download the associated presentation deck

The full curriculum has four modules. These modules cover: 1) trauma’s impact; 2) strategies to address trauma; 3) coping with difficult behavior; and 4) generating signals of safety.

April 6, 2017

Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    What facilitators should say at each point in the 38-slide module.

  2. 2

    How to help caregivers complete a moment-by-moment assessment.

  3. 3

    How to empower caregivers to reduce a child’s survival-in-the-moment states.

  4. 4

    Ways that caregivers can help a child scale their feelings.

Key Takeaway

In module two, caregivers learn how to help promote healing in children exposed to trauma

This guide walks a facilitator — slide by slide — through the module’s content, which focuses on helping caregivers decrease survival-in-the-moment responses for children affected by trauma. Caregivers will also learn interventions that can address the unique needs of a particular child, as well as strategies that work for all children — and especially for children who have experienced trauma.

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