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Understanding Trauma: Level 3 - Family Home Training (Cedar Rapids)
Wednesday, February 05, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: Training

Understanding Trauma: Level 3 - Family Home Training

Description: Given what has been learned in Levels 1 and 2, this training will focus on how to execute trauma informed care with children placed in family home settings, including family foster care families working towards reunification. The course will cover topics, such as, the logistics of working with children in a family home environment, how to best prepare, how to alleviate and respond to stressors in the family home environment, and how to identify and guide expectations. Participants will engage in practical activities from a foundation of understanding the scientific and sociological processes that facilitate pro-social connection and guidance to build resilience.

Location info:
Four Oaks 
1924 D Street
Cedar Rapids

Trainers: Sara Butler-Shoop and Jody Unsen


Registration will begin at 8:30 AM. Training will start promptly at 9:00 AM. Lunch is on your own.

Please note: Priority seating is provided to staff working within one of the DHS child welfare contracts, including: Community Care; Group Foster Care; Family Safety, Risk, and Permanency (FSRP); Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES): Aftercare Services; Supervised Apartment Living (SAL); Recruitment, Retention, Training and Support Services (RRTS); Parent Partners; Foster Care Youth Council. If you do not work within one of the child welfare contracts with the State, you may be bumped from the course and placed on a wait list.

At each training, participants will receive a certificate of completion based on the hours attended. For more information, please click here.


If you have questions regarding seating for the training or if you are unable to participate for any reason, please contact Stephanie Strom at [email protected].

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Contact: For more information contact Stephanie Strom, [email protected]