Those attending the Mentor & Trauma Training workshop on May 22 can expect to be supported, resourced, and educated on how to better understand and interact with children, teens, and young adults with backgrounds of childhood trauma.
The training will be especially helpful for mentors and caregivers engaging with those who have endured adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, and maltreatment, all of which are prevalent in our child welfare system (a.k.a. “foster care.”)
Drawing on current brain research, family connection models, and the personal stories of impacted children, this training can truly revolutionize the way you view and interact with those impacted by childhood trauma.
The sessions will be conducted by Loryn Smith, CEO of Finally Homes Christian Adoption Services. Loryn is certified and/or trained in both the Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and Adoption Competent methods of caring for kids and families in crisis. She has over 30 years of fostering experience and is the mother of twelve children, seven of whom were adopted through the foster care system.